California Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

California Internet Facts in 2022

  • California currently ranks 15th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten California residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that six in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,870 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In California, 96% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 11th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Orange 99.93%
San Francisco 99.82%
Los Angeles 99.69%
San Mateo 99.57%
Contra Costa 99.40%
Ventura 99.12%
Alameda 99.01%
San Diego 97.92%
Santa Clara 97.92%
Sacramento 97.72%
Lowest
Sierra 1.98%
Humboldt 2.68%
Mariposa 2.84%
Plumas 6.40%
Modoc 11.21%
Alpine 16.85%
Inyo 17.48%
Trinity 28.38%
Colusa 37.15%
Amador 41.78%

In California, 51.1% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 41st among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in California

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 90%
  • Without: 10%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 90%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 8%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 5%
  • 18-64: 5%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 30%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 13%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 7%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 8%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 6%

  • Less than high school: 10%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 2%

Internet Speed in Top California Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Los Angeles 172.8 MBPS 50 Providers
San Diego 188.8 MBPS 39 Providers
San Jose 180.5 MBPS 47 Providers
San Francisco 232.5 MBPS 46 Providers
Sacramento 166.7 MBPS 34 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in California

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 234.0 MBPS
Spectrum 182.2 MBPS
AT&T Internet 173.0 MBPS
Etheric Networks 30.1 MBPS
Frontier 13.1 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Alameda 99.1%
Alpine 25.4%
Amador 90.2%
Butte 90.1%
Calaveras 83.2%
Colusa 77.5%
Contra Costa 99.4%
Del Norte 96.1%
El Dorado 79.8%
Fresno 92.8%
Glenn 69.3%
Humboldt 3.4%
Imperial 89.1%
Inyo 26.0%
Kern 93.9%
Kings 83.7%
Lake 88.9%
Lassen 51.9%
Los Angeles 99.7%
Madera 86.7%
Marin 96.1%
Mariposa 59.4%
Mendocino 72.3%
Merced 87.1%
Modoc 37.5%
Mono 73.2%
Monterey 84.7%
Napa 95.0%
Nevada 48.3%
Orange 99.9%
Placer 89.8%
Plumas 49.7%
Riverside 97.9%
Sacramento 98.1%
San Benito 88.9%
San Bernardino 98.3%
San Diego 97.9%
San Francisco 99.8%
San Joaquin 95.7%
San Luis Obispo 85.9%
San Mateo 99.6%
Santa Barbara 96.5%
Santa Clara 98.1%
Santa Cruz 95.9%
Shasta 80.1%
Sierra 2.0%
Siskiyou 80.4%
Solano 96.8%
Sonoma 97.6%
Stanislaus 96.2%
Sutter 93.2%
Tehama 52.5%
Trinity 30.0%
Tulare 79.1%
Tuolumne 75.8%
Ventura 99.3%
Yolo 95.1%
Yuba 83.3%

Internet Providers By City in California

Alameda 98.7% 22 providers
Alhambra 99.9% 21 providers
Anaheim 100.0% 26 providers
Antioch 99.5% 16 providers
Apple Valley 96.7% 13 providers
Arcadia 100.0% 23 providers
Azusa 99.6% 17 providers
Bakersfield 98.5% 24 providers
Baldwin Park 100.0% 18 providers
Bell Gardens 100.0% 21 providers
Bellflower 100.0% 19 providers
Berkeley 99.1% 25 providers
Brentwood 99.3% 16 providers
Buena Park 100.0% 22 providers
Burbank 100.0% 32 providers
Camarillo 99.0% 20 providers
Canoga Park 99.8% 25 providers
Canyon Country 99.9% 17 providers
Carlsbad 100.0% 26 providers
Carmichael 100.0% 19 providers
Carson 99.9% 23 providers
Castro Valley 98.7% 18 providers
Cathedral City 100.0% 19 providers
Chico 95.7% 17 providers
Chino 100.0% 22 providers
Chino Hills 100.0% 21 providers
Chula Vista 100.0% 21 providers
Citrus Heights 98.8% 20 providers
Clovis 97.8% 19 providers
Colton 99.9% 20 providers
Compton 100.0% 22 providers
Concord 99.8% 20 providers
Corona 99.9% 23 providers
Costa Mesa 100.0% 24 providers
Covina 100.0% 21 providers
Cupertino 99.1% 22 providers
Daly City 99.9% 23 providers
Danville 99.9% 19 providers
Davis 97.0% 25 providers
Delano 89.1% 17 providers
Downey 100.0% 24 providers
El Cajon 99.9% 18 providers
El Monte 100.0% 20 providers
Elk Grove 97.7% 22 providers
Escondido 98.8% 25 providers
Fairfield 98.9% 21 providers
Folsom 99.8% 23 providers
Fontana 100.0% 26 providers
Fountain Valley 100.0% 20 providers
Fremont 98.4% 26 providers
Fresno 97.6% 24 providers
Fullerton 100.0% 25 providers
Garden Grove 100.0% 24 providers
Gardena 100.0% 26 providers
Gilroy 95.8% 20 providers
Glendale 99.8% 33 providers
Glendora 100.0% 19 providers
Goleta 89.3% 15 providers
Granada Hills 100.0% 19 providers
Hacienda Heights 100.0% 17 providers
Hanford 93.1% 16 providers
Hawthorne 100.0% 20 providers
Hayward 98.9% 26 providers
Hemet 99.5% 18 providers
Hesperia 98.3% 18 providers
Highland 99.8% 18 providers
Huntington Beach 100.0% 21 providers
Huntington Park 100.0% 20 providers
Indio 99.8% 21 providers
Inglewood 100.0% 24 providers
Irvine 100.0% 38 providers
La Habra 100.0% 19 providers
La Mesa 100.0% 18 providers
La Puente 100.0% 20 providers
Laguna Niguel 100.0% 16 providers
Lake Elsinore 99.7% 19 providers
Lake Forest 99.9% 18 providers
Lakewood 100.0% 22 providers
Lancaster 96.8% 20 providers
Livermore 98.4% 20 providers
Lodi 95.5% 22 providers
Lompoc 94.0% 14 providers
Long Beach 99.9% 24 providers
Los Angeles 100.0% 50 providers
Lynwood 100.0% 17 providers
Madera 91.6% 17 providers
Manteca 96.5% 21 providers
Merced 96.6% 19 providers
Milpitas 99.5% 26 providers
Mission Viejo 100.0% 19 providers
Modesto 98.3% 24 providers
Montebello 99.5% 22 providers
Monterey Park 100.0% 22 providers
Moreno Valley 99.6% 23 providers
Mountain View 97.8% 24 providers
Murrieta 99.6% 19 providers
Napa 97.0% 20 providers
National City 99.8% 19 providers
Newport Beach 100.0% 23 providers
North Hills 100.0% 22 providers
North Hollywood 100.0% 27 providers
Northridge 100.0% 26 providers
Norwalk 100.0% 18 providers
Novato 99.8% 21 providers
Oakland 99.5% 32 providers
Oceanside 99.6% 20 providers
Ontario 100.0% 23 providers
Orange 100.0% 27 providers
Oroville 79.1% 14 providers
Oxnard 99.8% 19 providers
Pacoima 100.0% 21 providers
Palm Desert 100.0% 20 providers
Palmdale 99.2% 20 providers
Palo Alto 99.1% 26 providers
Panorama City 100.0% 21 providers
Paramount 99.7% 19 providers
Pasadena 100.0% 30 providers
Perris 96.8% 21 providers
Petaluma 97.1% 20 providers
Pico Rivera 100.0% 19 providers
Pittsburg 99.3% 15 providers
Placentia 100.0% 17 providers
Pleasanton 99.2% 17 providers
Pomona 98.6% 21 providers
Porterville 92.7% 16 providers
Rancho Cordova 100.0% 23 providers
Rancho Cucamonga 99.9% 23 providers
Redding 90.4% 22 providers
Redlands 99.6% 21 providers
Redondo Beach 100.0% 21 providers
Redwood City 99.3% 26 providers
Reseda 100.0% 23 providers
Rialto 100.0% 20 providers
Richmond 99.8% 18 providers
Riverside 100.0% 23 providers
Rocklin 99.4% 24 providers
Rosemead 100.0% 18 providers
Roseville 98.7% 27 providers
Sacramento 99.3% 34 providers
Salinas 98.2% 27 providers
San Bernardino 99.9% 23 providers
San Clemente 99.6% 18 providers
San Diego 99.2% 39 providers
San Francisco 99.8% 46 providers
San Gabriel 100.0% 19 providers
San Jose 99.0% 47 providers
San Leandro 99.5% 22 providers
San Luis Obispo 78.4% 20 providers
San Marcos 99.8% 21 providers
San Mateo 99.8% 25 providers
San Pablo 98.2% 18 providers
San Pedro 98.7% 23 providers
San Rafael 99.6% 19 providers
San Ramon 99.4% 22 providers
Santa Ana 100.0% 24 providers
Santa Barbara 99.5% 20 providers
Santa Clara 99.4% 33 providers
Santa Clarita 98.3% 18 providers
Santa Cruz 92.9% 20 providers
Santa Maria 98.9% 20 providers
Santa Monica 100.0% 31 providers
Santa Rosa 99.4% 23 providers
Santee 100.0% 17 providers
Sherman Oaks 100.0% 30 providers
Simi Valley 99.9% 19 providers
South Gate 100.0% 20 providers
South San Francisco 99.9% 24 providers
Spring Valley 100.0% 16 providers
Stockton 98.4% 33 providers
Sun City 98.3% 19 providers
Sunnyvale 96.2% 25 providers
Sylmar 99.9% 20 providers
Temecula 97.8% 21 providers
Thousand Oaks 100.0% 22 providers
Torrance 100.0% 29 providers
Tracy 93.3% 20 providers
Tulare 91.2% 14 providers
Turlock 95.3% 22 providers
Tustin 99.9% 26 providers
Union City 99.7% 23 providers
Upland 100.0% 21 providers
Vacaville 92.9% 18 providers
Valencia 99.9% 21 providers
Vallejo 98.9% 18 providers
Van Nuys 100.0% 30 providers
Ventura 99.8% 25 providers
Victorville 99.1% 17 providers
Visalia 96.2% 23 providers
Vista 100.0% 20 providers
Walnut Creek 100.0% 23 providers
Watsonville 97.9% 22 providers
West Covina 99.6% 18 providers
Westminster 100.0% 19 providers
Whittier 100.0% 20 providers
Wilmington 100.0% 21 providers
Woodland 95.4% 19 providers
Woodland Hills 99.9% 28 providers
Yorba Linda 100.0% 19 providers
Yuba City 99.1% 18 providers
Yucaipa 99.9% 16 providers