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Internet providers in California, PA

Shop the best California internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from DSL, cable and fiber-optic providers in your area.

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California, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Armstrong - -Cable88%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL15%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -Cable13%
Atlantic Broadband $19.99 100 - 1,000 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 97% of California residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% 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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 10,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in California

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 23 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL
Armstrong 132 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in California

The largest internet providers in California are Verizon 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. Some will also have the option of DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 15% of the area. California’s third most-available internet provider, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, offers cable to around 13% 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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in California, $48.98.

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, $0.45.

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 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

10,000 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 $39.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $48.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Telephone Operating Company of Vermont cable internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

10,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

13%

Cable from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to a limited number of households in California covering 13% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont’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 Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $39.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in California, $48.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in California. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all California's providers, 43 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in California at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont is the fastest internet provider in California with download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 15% of households in California. The next fastest internet provider in California is Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, offering download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps to 13% of the area.

Atlantic Broadband 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, $48.98.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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%.