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Internet Providers in Imperial Beach, California
Most Popular Internet Providers in Imperial Beach, California:
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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.
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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 Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Imperial Beach
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 )|