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Internet providers in California, PA

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California, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL97%
Armstrong $34.95 12 - 1,000 MbpsCable88%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 25 MbpsDSL15%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 50 MbpsCable13%
Atlantic Broadband $39.99 50 - 120 MbpsCable1.698%
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California internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in California is comparable to the rest of Pennsylvania - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the California area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of California residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in California, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the California area, and 85.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among California's six internet providers, prices start at $34.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in California

The largest internet providers in California are Verizon, Armstrong, and Telephone Operating Company of Vermont bringing DSL and cable options to California.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all California residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Armstrong, which covers 88% of the area. California’s third most-available internet provider, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, offers DSL to around 15% of California residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in California covering 97% 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in California, $43.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Armstrong cable internet

Provider

Armstrong

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

88%

Cable from Armstrong offers broadband to nearly all households in California covering 88% of the area.

Armstrong’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 Armstrong start at $34.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $43.31.

Armstrong customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.91 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $1.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Armstrong offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

15%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to a limited number of households in California covering 15% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 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 Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $34.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $43.31.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.46 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $1.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in California and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in California at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in California at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many California residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Armstrong is the fastest internet provider in California with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 88% of households in California. The next fastest internet provider in California is Atlantic Broadband, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 1.698% of the area.

Armstrong offers the cheapest internet in California with plans starting at $34.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in California, $43.31.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.