Broadband Internet in California

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INTERNET ACCESS IN California

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

California Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
94%
94% BROADBAND COVERAGE
9%
9% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

29.1

9th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

94.5%

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

88.2%

of Californians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.5%

of Californians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.4%

of Californians have access to wireline service.

17.2%

of Californians have access to fiber-optic service.

94.1%

of Californians have access to cable service.

93.1%

of Californians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Californians have access to mobile broadband service.

43.0%

of Californians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in California

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Corte Madera171.0 MBPS20 Providers
2.Ross148.8 MBPS11 Providers
3.Larkspur129.1 MBPS19 Providers
4.Corona Del Mar119.1 MBPS15 Providers
5.Atherton118.6 MBPS19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in California

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast55.8 MBPS
Charter Spectrum44.5 MBPS
AT&T Internet23.0 MBPS
Etheric Networks11.9 MBPS
Frontier Communications8.7 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 95.5% of Californians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 285 internet providers in California.
  • There are 2.1 million people in California without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 2.5 million people in California that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 1.0 million 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
Alameda98.4%23 providers
Alhambra99.9%20 providers
Anaheim99.9%27 providers
Antioch99.2%16 providers
Apple Valley90.8%11 providers
Arcadia100.0%24 providers
Azusa99.5%15 providers
Bakersfield97.1%22 providers
Baldwin Park99.9%20 providers
Bell Gardens99.7%22 providers
Bellflower100.0%20 providers
Berkeley98.5%27 providers
Brentwood97.5%15 providers
Buena Park99.8%21 providers
Burbank100.0%27 providers
Camarillo98.1%16 providers
Canoga Park99.8%25 providers
Canyon Country98.5%15 providers
Carlsbad100.0%24 providers
Carmichael100.0%18 providers
Carson99.9%22 providers
Castro Valley97.6%19 providers
Cathedral City100.0%12 providers
Chico95.7%17 providers
Chino97.5%20 providers
Chino Hills100.0%18 providers
Chula Vista98.0%22 providers
Citrus Heights97.7%17 providers
Clovis96.0%19 providers
Colton97.1%18 providers
Compton99.0%21 providers
Concord99.0%19 providers
Corona99.6%23 providers
Costa Mesa98.9%25 providers
Covina99.9%21 providers
Cupertino96.6%24 providers
Daly City99.7%22 providers
Danville99.9%18 providers
Davis92.0%21 providers
Delano76.7%15 providers
Downey99.2%21 providers
El Cajon96.7%19 providers
El Monte99.9%18 providers
Elk Grove96.9%21 providers
Escondido93.0%21 providers
Fairfield98.2%20 providers
Folsom99.1%22 providers
Fontana99.9%21 providers
Fountain Valley100.0%21 providers
Fremont98.2%23 providers
Fresno95.8%23 providers
Fullerton99.7%21 providers
Garden Grove100.0%22 providers
Gardena100.0%25 providers
Gilroy86.8%18 providers
Glendale99.8%30 providers
Glendora100.0%17 providers
Goleta85.8%17 providers
Granada Hills100.0%15 providers
Hacienda Heights97.5%17 providers
Hanford91.3%12 providers
Hawthorne100.0%18 providers
Hayward98.2%24 providers
Hemet97.7%17 providers
Hesperia92.7%14 providers
Highland98.0%16 providers
Huntington Beach98.8%20 providers
Huntington Park99.9%19 providers
Indio99.1%16 providers
Inglewood99.2%25 providers
Irvine92.1%31 providers
La Habra99.8%18 providers
La Mesa98.1%18 providers
La Puente99.9%17 providers
Laguna Niguel99.2%17 providers
Lake Elsinore99.5%14 providers
Lake Forest90.2%18 providers
Lakewood100.0%21 providers
Lancaster95.2%19 providers
Livermore97.3%20 providers
Lodi92.4%19 providers
Lompoc86.6%13 providers
Long Beach99.9%23 providers
Los Angeles99.7%37 providers
Lynwood97.4%15 providers
Madera90.0%14 providers
Manteca95.7%20 providers
Merced94.3%20 providers
Milpitas99.3%23 providers
Mission Viejo97.6%19 providers
Modesto97.1%22 providers
Montebello99.5%24 providers
Monterey Park100.0%23 providers
Moreno Valley99.5%21 providers
Mountain View98.0%24 providers
Murrieta98.9%18 providers
Napa93.4%19 providers
National City89.1%19 providers
Newport Beach99.1%23 providers
North Hills100.0%19 providers
North Hollywood100.0%26 providers
Northridge100.0%24 providers
Norwalk99.8%18 providers
Novato99.4%21 providers
Oakland99.5%26 providers
Oceanside95.4%19 providers
Ontario99.9%28 providers
Orange100.0%27 providers
Oroville77.3%15 providers
Oxnard98.8%18 providers
Pacoima99.6%18 providers
Palm Desert97.4%18 providers
Palmdale98.7%18 providers
Palo Alto99.2%23 providers
Panorama City100.0%18 providers
Paramount99.7%20 providers
Pasadena100.0%27 providers
Perris95.9%17 providers
Petaluma95.2%22 providers
Pico Rivera99.3%18 providers
Pittsburg98.2%17 providers
Placentia98.5%15 providers
Pleasanton98.7%18 providers
Pomona97.7%19 providers
Porterville89.9%14 providers
Rancho Cordova99.2%20 providers
Rancho Cucamonga98.0%23 providers
Redding87.2%18 providers
Redlands99.0%19 providers
Redondo Beach100.0%21 providers
Redwood City98.0%28 providers
Reseda98.8%21 providers
Rialto100.0%20 providers
Richmond99.7%22 providers
Riverside99.8%22 providers
Rocklin99.2%21 providers
Rosemead100.0%16 providers
Roseville98.4%21 providers
Sacramento98.3%31 providers
Salinas91.5%22 providers
San Bernardino99.1%22 providers
San Clemente97.0%18 providers
San Diego98.0%36 providers
San Francisco99.7%36 providers
San Gabriel100.0%18 providers
San Jose98.6%37 providers
San Leandro99.2%20 providers
San Luis Obispo77.4%18 providers
San Marcos97.5%21 providers
San Mateo99.5%24 providers
San Pablo97.6%17 providers
San Pedro98.5%23 providers
San Rafael99.6%22 providers
San Ramon99.1%20 providers
Santa Ana99.3%26 providers
Santa Barbara97.4%17 providers
Santa Clara98.1%29 providers
Santa Clarita97.2%17 providers
Santa Cruz92.2%21 providers
Santa Maria98.2%16 providers
Santa Monica100.0%26 providers
Santa Rosa98.8%23 providers
Santee94.7%17 providers
Sherman Oaks100.0%27 providers
Simi Valley99.8%19 providers
South Gate100.0%16 providers
South San Francisco99.9%22 providers
Spring Valley96.7%16 providers
Stockton97.7%30 providers
Sun City97.2%19 providers
Sunnyvale95.4%25 providers
Sylmar98.9%19 providers
Temecula93.9%22 providers
Thousand Oaks100.0%19 providers
Torrance99.9%28 providers
Tracy91.1%20 providers
Tulare88.2%14 providers
Turlock94.3%19 providers
Tustin97.9%25 providers
Union City99.1%19 providers
Upland100.0%22 providers
Vacaville87.3%18 providers
Valencia99.1%20 providers
Vallejo98.8%21 providers
Van Nuys99.6%29 providers
Ventura98.9%18 providers
Victorville97.4%14 providers
Visalia90.8%20 providers
Vista97.2%22 providers
Walnut Creek99.9%23 providers
Watsonville88.9%22 providers
West Covina99.1%19 providers
Westminster99.8%20 providers
Whittier100.0%20 providers
Wilmington99.7%17 providers
Woodland93.6%20 providers
Woodland Hills99.2%24 providers
Yorba Linda99.9%21 providers
Yuba City97.0%14 providers
Yucaipa98.1%15 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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