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Internet providers in Watsonville, CA

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Watsonville, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.782%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL29%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired29%
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Watsonville internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Watsonville is comparable to the rest of California - 93%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Watsonville area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Watsonville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.720% of those living in Watsonville.

There are nine internet providers serving the Watsonville area, and 96.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Watsonville's nine internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Watsonville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 17 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Sonic Telecom 4 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 142 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
Razzo Link 38 Mbps 22 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 64 Mbps 48 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Watsonville

The largest internet providers in Watsonville are AT&T, Spectrum, and Sonic Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to Watsonville.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Watsonville residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Watsonville’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 29% of Watsonville residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Watsonville covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Watsonville to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $56.42.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watsonville, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Watsonville. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watsonville's providers, 251 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Watsonville covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Watsonville residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $56.42.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watsonville, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Watsonville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watsonville's providers, 251 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

29%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Watsonville covering 29% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Watsonville to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Sonic Telecom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $56.42.

Sonic Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Watsonville, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Watsonville. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watsonville's providers, 251 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Watsonville, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Watsonville, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Watsonville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Watsonville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Watsonville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Watsonville residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Watsonville with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Watsonville. The next fastest internet provider in Watsonville is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 99% of the area.

Sonic Telecom offers the cheapest internet in Watsonville with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Watsonville, $56.42.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.