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Best Internet Providers in San Diego, CA

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Internet Providers Overview for San Diego, CA
Total Internet Providers 13
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $35.00
Fiber Coverage 35%
Fastest Provider AT&T

Top 12 Internet Service Providers in San Diego, CA

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1. AT&T

95.2% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
95.2% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for San Diego, CA

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
IPBB Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

AT&T Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $55.00
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Internet 2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $150.00
Internet 5000 Internet 5000 Mbps $250.00
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Spectrum

49.8% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
49.8% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for San Diego, CA

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

3. Cox Cable

50.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
2 Gbps Cable, Fiber
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
50.7% Available
Click here to see Cox Cable's coverage map for San Diego, CA

Cox Cable Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Fiber Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Cox Cable Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Go Fast Internet 100 Mbps $50.00
Go Fast Internet 100 Mbps $50.00
Go Faster Internet 250 Mbps $70.00
Go Faster Internet 250 Mbps $70.00
Go Even Faster Internet 500 Mbps $90.00
Go Even Faster Internet 500 Mbps $90.00
Go Super Fast Internet 1000 Mbps $110.00
Go Fast + Contour TV Starter Internet 100 Mbps $111.00
Go Super Fast Internet 1000 Mbps $120.00
Go Faster + Contour TV Starter Internet 250 Mbps $131.00
Go Fast + Contour TV Starter + Voice Preferred Internet 100 Mbps $131.00
Go Beyond Fast Internet 2000 Mbps $150.00
Go Beyond Fast Internet 2000 Mbps $150.00
Go Faster + Contour TV Starter + Voice Preferred Internet 250 Mbps $151.00
Go Even Faster + Contour TV Starter Internet 500 Mbps $151.00
Go Fast + Contour TV Preferred Internet 100 Mbps $165.00
Go Even Faster + Contour TV Starter + Voice Preferred Internet 500 Mbps $171.00
Go Fast + Contour TV Preferred + Voice Preferred Internet 100 Mbps $185.00
Go Beyond Fast + Contour TV Starter Internet 2000 Mbps $211.00
Go Beyond Fast + Contour TV Starter + Voice Preferred Internet 2000 Mbps $231.00
Call To Order Cox Cable Service 855-956-4467

4. Verizon

46.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
46.6% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for San Diego, CA

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00

5. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $119.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

6. EarthLink

45.8% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
45.8% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for San Diego, CA

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

7. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

8. Always ON

45.8% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
45.8% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

9. Webpass

18.2% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Fixed Wireless
Prices Starting At 70.00/mo
18.2% Available

Webpass Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Webpass Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Webpass 1 Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $70.00
Call To Order Webpass Service 800-932-7277

10. San Diego Broadband

27.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
250 Mbps Fixed Wireless
Prices Starting At 59.95/mo
27.3% Available
Click here to see San Diego Broadband's coverage map for San Diego, CA

San Diego Broadband Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 250 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

San Diego Broadband Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
BASIC Internet 25 Mbps $59.95
PREMIUM Internet 50 Mbps $89.95
PLATINUM Internet 100 Mbps $119.95
Call To Order San Diego Broadband Service 760-621-3801

11. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for San Diego, CA

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

12. T-Mobile Home Internet

45.8% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
45.8% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for San Diego, CA

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Internet Resources for Low-Income Families in San Diego

Despite the need, digital products like internet service and computers remain disproportionately inaccessible to low-income households. The following is a list of resources we compiled to help San Diego families connect with the technology essential to their academic and professional success:

Discounted Distance Learning Devices

  • Education Support Center: The Education Support Center’s Laptops for Children program collects used laptops from donors, refurbishes them, installs the necessary software, and redistributes them to low-income families in San Diego for free. 
  • San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF): SDFF offers steeply discounted professionally refurbished computers to qualifying individuals. These computers are available to applicants who are enrolled in a government assistance program, have a documented disability, live in a foster family, are at least 62 years old, are a veteran, or work for a nonprofit organization. SDFF computers start at only $80 and come with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Home and Business. 
  • Computers 2 Kids, San Diego: The Computers 2 Kids Technology Assistance Program provides eligible, low-income families with a refurbished computer preloaded with a digital package designed to support any K-12 student’s needs, including Microsoft, Adobe and My Home Learning software. The computer and software are available for purchase between $80 and $150 depending on the family’s desired package. 

Local Refurbished or Discounted Devices 

Remote Learning Programs

  • San Diego Public Library: Your one-stop shop for high-quality, free learning material, the San Diego Public Library system provides library cardholders free access to hundreds of books, movies, programs, and virtual events along with recommendations and resources to guide you and your child. All you need to access this material is a library card, and that’s totally free. 
  • San Diego Padres: San Diego’s MLB team is dedicated to the community they play for, and to show that, they created Compadres Kids, a program of free online activities and videos meant to keep kids busy and educated when they aren’t able to play ball. 
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum: When making a trip to the museum isn’t an option, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum makes a trip to you by offering free online music, movement, and STREAM activities your kids will love.

Free Wireless Internet Access in San Diego

The City of San Diego’s Access 4 All program makes Wi-Fi and free laptop rentals publicly available through their outdoor computer labs Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can access this free service at the following library branch locations: 

For more information about various locations offering free Wi-Fi internet access, take a look at our map of free public Wi-Fi in San Diego at the bottom of this page:

Free Wireless Internet Access in San Diego, CA

Hotspot
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
Hotspot
1615 Murray Canyon Road Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
Hotspot
6116 Arosa St
San Diego, CA 92115
Hotspot
6602 Convoy Court Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Hotspot
9750 Miramar Road Suite 180
San Diego, CA 92126
Hotspot
225 Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101
Hotspot
8888 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92123
Hotspot
4393 Imperial Avenue Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92113
Hotspot
8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego, CA 92121
Hotspot
350 Tenth Avenue Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Frequently Asked Questions About San Diego Internet Providers

Which provider offers the fastest internet in San Diego?

AT&T Fiber and EarthLink both offer plans with speeds up to 5 Gbps in San Diego.

Which provider offers the cheapest internet in San Diego?

Spectrum and Cox tie for the cheapest plans in San Diego, with starting prices at $49.99 per month for 12 months.

What type of wired internet is most common in San Diego?

DSL is the most available wired internet connection in San Diego.

Does San Diego have fiber-optic internet access?

Up to 33 percent of the San Diego area has access to fiber internet.

Can I get 5G internet in San Diego?

Both T-Mobile and Verizon offer a 5G Home Internet product in San Diego.

Which San Diego neighborhoods offer the most internet provider options?

Carmel Valley, Tierrasanta, Rancho Bernardo, San Pasqual, and Mira Mesa are just a few of the neighborhoods that have their pick of five different internet providers, including popular names like AT&T, Spectrum, and Cox.

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Internet Provider Store Locations in San Diego

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Bonita, Chula Vista, Coronado, El Cajon, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Santee, Spring Valley

Average download speed in San Diego:

162 Mbps

Based on 458,977 speed tests

Best Internet Provider in San Diego

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in San Diego, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  3. Cox Cable - Cable or Fiber up to 2000 Mbps
  4. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  5. Viasat - Most internet coverage in San Diego
  6. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  7. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  8. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  9. Webpass - Fixed wireless up to 1000 Mbps
  10. San Diego Broadband - Fixed wireless up to 250 Mbps
  11. Starlink - Widely available
  12. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in San Diego

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in San Diego By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 39%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 95%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 50%
Cox Cable Cable 2 Gbps 51%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
San Diego Broadband Fixed Wireless 250 Mbps 27%
Cox Cable Fiber 2 Gbps 3%
Webpass Fixed Wireless 1 Gbps 18%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 46%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 47%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 46%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 46%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 95%
Cox Cable Cable 1 Gbps 51%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 100 Mbps 46%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 46%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 39%
San Diego Broadband Fixed Wireless 250 Mbps 27%
Cox Cable Fiber 2 Gbps 3%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 50%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 47%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in San Diego

Internet service providers in San Diego use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 99%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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