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Broadband Internet in California

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INTERNET ACCESS IN California

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

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94.1%
94.1% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
70.0%
70.0% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

38.0

13th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

96.5%

of Californians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

95.6%

of Californians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

15.7%

of Californians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.7%

of Californians have access to wireline service.

27.6%

of Californians have access to fiber-optic service.

94.8%

of Californians have access to cable service.

93.1%

of Californians have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in California

County Name% Broadband Coverage
Alameda99.0%
Alpine18.4%
Amador53.8%
Butte90.6%
Calaveras75.0%
Colusa34.9%
Contra Costa99.4%
Del Norte94.4%
El Dorado84.4%
Fresno92.4%
Glenn80.5%
Humboldt85.0%
Imperial87.3%
Inyo85.4%
Kern94.9%
Kings84.0%
Lake92.7%
Lassen43.4%
Los Angeles99.7%
Madera72.1%
Marin96.1%
Mariposa10.2%
Mendocino76.2%
Merced89.9%
Modoc4.8%
Mono78.5%
Monterey93.6%
Napa94.8%
Nevada80.7%
Orange99.0%
Placer94.3%
Plumas21.7%
Riverside96.9%
Sacramento97.9%
San Benito91.5%
San Bernardino96.5%
San Diego96.6%
San Francisco99.8%
San Joaquin95.0%
San Luis Obispo86.2%
San Mateo99.5%
Santa Barbara93.5%
Santa Clara97.6%
Santa Cruz95.1%
Shasta78.1%
Sierra13.0%
Siskiyou34.7%
Solano96.6%
Sonoma97.7%
Stanislaus96.3%
Sutter94.7%
Tehama56.2%
Trinity26.2%
Tulare88.0%
Tuolumne74.8%
Ventura98.6%
Yolo94.9%
Yuba85.2%

Internet Speed in Top California Cities

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Los Angeles76.0 MBPS45 Providers
2.San Diego82.3 MBPS34 Providers
3.San Jose46.1 MBPS44 Providers
4.San Francisco85.4 MBPS41 Providers
5.Sacramento69.3 MBPS34 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in California

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast102.9 MBPS
Charter Spectrum87.9 MBPS
AT&T Internet66.5 MBPS
Etheric Networks15.5 MBPS
Frontier Communications10.3 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, California Public Utilities Commission has been awarded $7,981,304 in federal grants for California's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $350,064,330, accounting for 10.0% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in California.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 92.0% to 97.5% of Californians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 361 internet providers in California.
  • There are 1.3 million people in California without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.5 million people in California that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 889,000 people in California don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

California CITIES

Average speed over time
Alameda98.6%23 providers
Alhambra99.9%21 providers
Anaheim100.0%29 providers
Antioch99.5%15 providers
Apple Valley90.8%9 providers
Arcadia100.0%26 providers
Azusa99.6%16 providers
Bakersfield98.5%19 providers
Baldwin Park100.0%18 providers
Bell Gardens100.0%21 providers
Bellflower100.0%20 providers
Berkeley99.0%25 providers
Brentwood99.2%15 providers
Buena Park100.0%22 providers
Burbank100.0%29 providers
Camarillo98.3%18 providers
Canoga Park99.8%25 providers
Canyon Country99.9%16 providers
Carlsbad100.0%27 providers
Carmichael100.0%17 providers
Carson99.9%22 providers
Castro Valley98.7%21 providers
Cathedral City100.0%13 providers
Chico95.7%16 providers
Chino97.5%22 providers
Chino Hills100.0%20 providers
Chula Vista98.4%26 providers
Citrus Heights97.9%19 providers
Clovis97.8%19 providers
Colton99.9%19 providers
Compton100.0%20 providers
Concord99.8%21 providers
Corona100.0%26 providers
Costa Mesa100.0%25 providers
Covina99.9%21 providers
Cupertino98.8%22 providers
Daly City99.9%22 providers
Danville99.9%17 providers
Davis97.7%20 providers
Delano89.2%15 providers
Downey100.0%21 providers
El Cajon97.8%17 providers
El Monte100.0%19 providers
Elk Grove96.5%22 providers
Escondido95.6%23 providers
Fairfield98.4%20 providers
Folsom99.2%23 providers
Fontana100.0%22 providers
Fountain Valley100.0%21 providers
Fremont98.3%23 providers
Fresno97.1%24 providers
Fullerton100.0%24 providers
Garden Grove100.0%25 providers
Gardena100.0%27 providers
Gilroy87.0%18 providers
Glendale99.8%34 providers
Glendora100.0%17 providers
Goleta86.3%17 providers
Granada Hills100.0%15 providers
Hacienda Heights100.0%15 providers
Hanford93.2%14 providers
Hawthorne100.0%19 providers
Hayward98.9%24 providers
Hemet97.8%16 providers
Hesperia93.8%14 providers
Highland99.5%17 providers
Huntington Beach100.0%21 providers
Huntington Park100.0%18 providers
Indio99.8%16 providers
Inglewood100.0%23 providers
Irvine94.6%35 providers
La Habra100.0%20 providers
La Mesa99.7%20 providers
La Puente100.0%17 providers
Laguna Niguel99.6%17 providers
Lake Elsinore99.6%15 providers
Lake Forest95.9%18 providers
Lakewood100.0%23 providers
Lancaster95.9%21 providers
Livermore98.4%19 providers
Lodi95.5%21 providers
Lompoc85.7%13 providers
Long Beach99.9%25 providers
Los Angeles100.0%45 providers
Lynwood100.0%16 providers
Madera91.8%16 providers
Manteca96.6%20 providers
Merced96.6%19 providers
Milpitas99.5%26 providers
Mission Viejo99.0%19 providers
Modesto98.4%23 providers
Montebello99.5%24 providers
Monterey Park100.0%23 providers
Moreno Valley99.6%23 providers
Mountain View97.8%24 providers
Murrieta98.8%17 providers
Napa97.0%19 providers
National City89.9%19 providers
Newport Beach99.8%22 providers
North Hills100.0%20 providers
North Hollywood100.0%27 providers
Northridge100.0%27 providers
Norwalk100.0%17 providers
Novato99.8%23 providers
Oakland99.4%28 providers
Oceanside97.0%25 providers
Ontario100.0%28 providers
Orange100.0%26 providers
Oroville82.7%14 providers
Oxnard99.3%16 providers
Pacoima100.0%18 providers
Palm Desert100.0%19 providers
Palmdale99.3%19 providers
Palo Alto99.8%22 providers
Panorama City100.0%21 providers
Paramount99.7%18 providers
Pasadena100.0%30 providers
Perris96.1%18 providers
Petaluma96.9%23 providers
Pico Rivera100.0%18 providers
Pittsburg99.6%15 providers
Placentia100.0%18 providers
Pleasanton99.3%20 providers
Pomona98.6%21 providers
Porterville92.5%15 providers
Rancho Cordova99.8%21 providers
Rancho Cucamonga99.9%24 providers
Redding91.4%19 providers
Redlands99.1%20 providers
Redondo Beach100.0%20 providers
Redwood City99.1%27 providers
Reseda100.0%24 providers
Rialto100.0%19 providers
Richmond99.8%21 providers
Riverside100.0%23 providers
Rocklin99.2%23 providers
Rosemead100.0%17 providers
Roseville98.2%25 providers
Sacramento99.1%34 providers
Salinas98.2%23 providers
San Bernardino99.8%24 providers
San Clemente99.3%18 providers
San Diego98.6%34 providers
San Francisco99.8%41 providers
San Gabriel100.0%19 providers
San Jose98.8%44 providers
San Leandro99.4%21 providers
San Luis Obispo78.4%18 providers
San Marcos98.3%23 providers
San Mateo99.8%24 providers
San Pablo99.0%19 providers
San Pedro98.6%22 providers
San Rafael99.6%21 providers
San Ramon99.3%22 providers
Santa Ana100.0%25 providers
Santa Barbara97.5%18 providers
Santa Clara98.3%36 providers
Santa Clarita98.3%16 providers
Santa Cruz92.3%19 providers
Santa Maria98.3%18 providers
Santa Monica100.0%31 providers
Santa Rosa99.4%25 providers
Santee95.5%17 providers
Sherman Oaks100.0%30 providers
Simi Valley99.9%19 providers
South Gate100.0%18 providers
South San Francisco99.9%22 providers
Spring Valley97.5%18 providers
Stockton98.4%32 providers
Sun City98.7%17 providers
Sunnyvale95.4%29 providers
Sylmar99.9%17 providers
Temecula93.9%22 providers
Thousand Oaks100.0%23 providers
Torrance100.0%29 providers
Tracy92.7%20 providers
Tulare91.6%12 providers
Turlock95.3%20 providers
Tustin98.7%25 providers
Union City99.7%20 providers
Upland100.0%22 providers
Vacaville92.9%19 providers
Valencia99.9%21 providers
Vallejo99.0%21 providers
Van Nuys100.0%31 providers
Ventura99.8%20 providers
Victorville99.0%13 providers
Visalia96.1%21 providers
Vista97.9%25 providers
Walnut Creek99.9%23 providers
Watsonville97.8%23 providers
West Covina99.4%18 providers
Westminster99.8%21 providers
Whittier100.0%21 providers
Wilmington99.9%18 providers
Woodland95.4%18 providers
Woodland Hills99.9%26 providers
Yorba Linda100.0%22 providers
Yuba City98.8%15 providers
Yucaipa98.7%14 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.