Internet providers in California, MO

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California, MO internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.208%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 25 MbpsDSL98%
Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, Inc. - -Fiber-optic100%
Sho-Me Technologies - -Fiber-optic4.373%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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California internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in California is slightly higher than the rest of Missouri - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the California area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of California residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No cable providers are currently available in California, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the California area, and 99.12% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among California's five internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in California

The largest internet providers in California are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to California.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all California residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. California’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of California residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in California covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $51.66.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $2.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all California's providers, 54 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in California, $51.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $2.58.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all California's providers, 54 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in California, $51.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $2.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 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, 54 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in California with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in California. The next fastest internet provider in California is Sho-Me Technologies, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 4.373% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in California with plans starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in California, $51.66.

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in California, covering 100% of the city. Sho-Me Technologies also offers fiber internet in California and is available to 4.373% of households.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.