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Internet providers in California, MD

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California, MD internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.001%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable3.704%
MetroCast Communications $19.99 -Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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California internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in California is comparable to the rest of Maryland - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the California area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of California residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.000% of those living in California.

There are five internet providers serving the California area, and 98.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among California's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in California

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 6 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 106 Mbps 9 Mbps Cable
Verizon 42 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in California

The largest internet providers in California are Verizon, MetroCast Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to California.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all California residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from MetroCast Communications, which covers 100% of the area. California’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of California residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in California covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in California 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 Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in California, $46.99.

Verizon 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 California, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 110 Mbps.

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MetroCast Communications cable internet

Provider

MetroCast Communications

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

15 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from MetroCast Communications offers broadband to all households in California covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for MetroCast Communications start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $46.99.

MetroCast Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MetroCast Communications offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 110 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in California covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of California where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in California, $46.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $0.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 110 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in California with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.704% of households in California. The next fastest internet provider in California is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 99% of the area.

MetroCast Communications offers the cheapest internet in California with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in California, $46.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in California, covering 2.001% of the city.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.