Internet providers in California, PA

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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 $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in California

The largest internet providers in California are Verizon, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. California’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $49.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $5.00.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all California's providers, 17 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, $49.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $5.00.

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, 17 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

ViaSat, Inc. 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in California, $49.99.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in California, $5.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. 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 about the same as the average max speeds from all California's providers, 17 Mbps.

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California, PA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 97%
Armstrong Holdings, Inc. - - Cable 88%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - - DSL 15%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - - Cable 13%
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc. - - Cable 1.698%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Armstrong Holdings, Inc. 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 Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc., offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 1.698% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in California with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in California, $49.99.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.