Internet Providers in Imperial Beach, California

Most Popular Internet Providers in Imperial Beach, California:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    99.1% Available
    99.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Cox
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 8
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $229.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 8 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
1 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Imperial-Beach. See All
  • 1. Cricket
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View Verizon Details
    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. AT&T Wireless
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75

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Internet Access in Imperial Beach, California

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Imperial Beach. HughesNet is also a common option.

Cox Communications and EarthLink also have coverage in Imperial Beach, with significant shared coverage areas in some neighborhoods.

Cable and DSL are the two main broadband network options around Imperial Beach, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Coaxial cable speed is overall better, but the overall speeds we've recorded with either network system are similar. Imperial Beach area user speed test records show that the area's infrastructure is stronger than average, coming in 82.16 percent above the state aggregated average so far as citywide download speeds.

The Internet plans displayed here are collected individually through our research team.

Explore the map on this page for insights about broadband provider competition in individual neighborhoods at the census block level. Our latest coverage data shows that the average census block has 3.13 or more serviceable Internet providers.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Imperial Beach, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.7%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 99.1%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Imperial Beach

Imperial Beach Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Imperial Beach is the 639th most connected city in California ahead of Bonita, but behind Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, and San Ysidro.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 101,000 people in San Diego County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 7% of people living in Imperial Beach have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Imperial Beach residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In San Diego County, approximately 114,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Imperial Beach

Data collected by our researchers shows that popular providers in Imperial Beach use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since customers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Imperial Beach to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Imperial Beach 165.2 Mbps 7 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +369.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.41 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -16.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -4.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +4.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -3.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )