Internet Providers in California

California Internet Providers

The state of California is home to many local and national internet providers. With different options available, determining which provider and plan works best for you can be challenging. At Bandwidth Place, our goal is to make that process simple, painless, and straightforward.

Enter your 5-digit zip code in the Search Box to look up the main internet service providers in California. Or give us a call at 800-990-0017 for a free quote. We are here to help you finding the most affordable plan for the fastest internet available in your area.

California Average Internet Speed



0.6% of California has access to over 1000Mbps


15.7% of California has access to Fiber Optic & Fiber Providers


63.8% of California has 3 or more Internet Provider choices

Enter your zip code for internet plans and pricing in your city

California Average Internet Speeds by City

Location Download   Upload  
Los Angeles 132 / 59 Mbps
San Jose 88 / 38 Mbps
Palo Alto 99 / 38 Mbps
San Diego 126 / 32 Mbps
San Francisco 116 / 43 Mbps
Sacramento 117 / 44 Mbps
Santa Rosa 223 / 174 Mbps
Fremont 102 / 47 Mbps
Rialto 187 / 225 Mbps
Westminster 41 / 5 Mbps

California Average Download Speeds by City

San Jose
83.01 Mbps
Los Angeles
123.69 Mbps
Palo Alto
77.14 Mbps
San Francisco
94.43 Mbps
San Diego
130.1 Mbps
191.24 Mbps
119.78 Mbps
25.8 Mbps
Santa Rosa
258.21 Mbps
Santa Clara
71.13 Mbps
74.18 Mbps

Internet Service Provider List

Provider Max Download Speed Up To
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps View Plans
Frontier 5000 Mbps View Plans
Xfinity 1200 Mbps View Plans
COX 1000 Mbps View Plans
Mediacom 1000 Mbps View Plans
Spectrum 1000 Mbps View Plans
Windstream 1000 Mbps View Plans
Optimum 940 Mbps View Plans
Viasat 150 Mbps View Plans
EarthLink 75 Mbps View Plans
HughesNet 25 Mbps View Plans

What types of internet are available in California

When it comes to internet service, we're all after the same exact thing: a speedy, reliable connection that’s as good to your pockets as it is to your devices.

There are five primary internet types to choose from in the U.S.; however, coverage for each of these internet connection types largely depends on where you live.

Use our zip code search to find provider plans available in your area.

California Frequently Asked Questions

How can I compare internet providers in California?

Before committing to any California internet provider, it’s important to first determine that the plan you’re interested in matches your connectivity demands. Comparing providers is a crucial step in your decision-making process and there are several important factors to consider before making your final decision including:

  • Cost
  • Bandwidth
  • Speed
  • Bundling Options
  • Contract Terms

What internet speed do I need?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines fast internet as a web connection offering download speeds of at least 25 Mbps and upload speeds of at least 3 Mbps. These standard speeds smoothly support most common online activities such as web browsing, high-definition video streaming, and file downloading.

How much bandwidth do I need?

Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that can be transmitted via internet connection within a fixed amount of time. In simpler terms, bandwidth measures the total volume of information that can be transferred.

Learn how much bandwidth your household or business needs by determining the following factors:

  • The number of people using the internet connection
  • The number of devices using the internet connection
  • The types of online activities users will be doing (i.e. gaming, 4K streaming, file downloading, etc.)
  • The bandwidth required per each activity

For most households, at least 5 Mbps will suffice, but for larger office settings or households subject to heavy internet usage, 20 Mbps can easily accommodate all types of simultaneous streaming, downloading, and web browsing.

Bandwidth Place is here to help

Need help figuring out how to choose the best internet service provider in California or have further questions? Bandwidth Place can help every step of the way. We’re here to simplify your buyer’s journey and narrow down your search to the best internet packages in your state.

Whether you prefer Satellite, Cable, DSL, Fixed Wireless, or Fiber-Optic, Bandwidth Place can help you determine the best option for your specific needs. Call us today at 800-990-0017.