Internet Providers in Los Angeles, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Los Angeles, CA
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 29
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.64

Internet Buyer's Guide for Los Angeles, California

Published by Annie Kim

Reviewed by Tyler Cooper and Julia Tanberk

Last Updated: September 16, 2021

As big as LA is, the best options for internet come down to two providers: Spectrum and AT&T. At least 90 percent of Los Angelenos have access to AT&T, while 100 percent of the city has access to Spectrum Internet®.

Fastest Internet Providers in Los Angeles

AT&T offers two internet services in LA: AT&T Fiber, which is the fastest option in the city with download and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, and AT&T Internet, a DSL service that offers download speed up to 100 Mbps and upload speed up to 10 Mbps. AT&T Fiber is available to 34 percent of LA. Enter your ZIP code above to find out if AT&T Fiber is available in your area.

Spectrum offers the fastest cable internet service, with maximum download speeds ranging from 200 to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds ranging from 10 to 35 Mbps.

If you’re looking for an alternative to AT&T, consider EarthLink internet. EarthLink also offers DSL internet with download speeds up to 100 Mbps and fiber internet that reaches gigabit speed (1,000 Mbps). Starry Internet is also available to more than half of LA and offers fixed wireless internet with up to 200 Mbps in download speed.

Cheapest Internet in Los Angeles

Spectrum offers the cheapest plans in Los Angeles, with prices starting at $49.99 a month for up to 200 Mbps. If you’re looking for the best deal on faster plans (400 Mbps and higher), prices range from $65 to $100 for Spectrum, AT&T, and EarthLink. AT&T normally has monthly promotions, offering reward cards or free services. Click the “View Plans and Pricing” button above to see which deals are available this month.

Comparing AT&T and Spectrum

AT&T Fiber is going to be the fastest and lowest-priced option if you live in Angelino Heights, Silver Lake, or parts of East LA. AT&T Fiber’s basic plan offers up to 300 Mbps for just $55 a month. If you live outside of these neighborhoods, Spectrum will have the fastest internet plans and lowest prices. Spectrum’s basic plan offers up to 200 Mbps for $49.99 a month.

Both providers offer bundle packages, with prices ranging from about $120 to 150 for AT&T and $90 to $153 for Spectrum. With AT&T, you can choose either DirecTV, one of the most popular satellite TV services, or AT&T TV, a live streaming TV service.

Digital Equity Programs in Los Angeles

Los Angeles prioritizes connecting students and residents in need of affordable internet service. Students in grades K-12 can access any of the 18,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots provided by the Angeleno Connectivity Trust. Internet providers and local businesses participate in low-income broadband programs offering maximum speeds of 10 to 25 Mbps for around $15 a month and free or heavily discounted computers and devices. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit Get Connected Los Angeles.

Internet Statistics for Los Angeles, California

Nicknamed as “The Entertainment and Creative Capital of the World,” Los Angeles boasts dreams, culture, and luxury while ranking 20th as the most internet-connected city in California. The metropolitan city is ahead of neighboring cities such as ahead of West Hollywood, Culver City, Huntington Park, Beverly Hills, and Inglewood. Even still, approximately 86,000 of the city has access to one internet provider or none at all. While that number prevents Los Angeles from being a fully covered city in terms of broadband connection, the City of Angels excels in advocating diverse industries, histories, cultures, trends, and, of course, Angelenos.

Internet Statistics 2021

86,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Los Angeles is the 20th most connected city in California ahead of West Hollywood, Culver City, Huntington Park, Beverly Hills, and Inglewood.

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

Fiber Availability: 37% of people living in Los Angeles 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 96% of Los Angeles 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.

As of this month, 90017 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Los Angeles.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Los Angeles County, approximately 32,000 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.

Internet Provider Competition Map For Los Angeles

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Los Angeles, California

  • How much does internet cost in Los Angeles?

    For the cheapest internet in Los Angeles with speeds up to 200 Mbps, Starry Internet and Spectrum offers plans with prices of around $50 per month. Gigabit plans will cost around $80 to $100 a month no matter which provider you choose.

  • Does Los Angeles have good internet?

    Spectrum and AT&T, the most popular providers in Los Angeles, average download speeds around 200 to 250 Mbps. Internet performance varies based on a lot of factors, some of which aren’t the providers’ fault. Be sure to choose a plan with enough speed for you and your household.

  • Can I bundle TV and phone service with internet in Los Angeles?

    Spectrum and AT&T Fiber offer an array of Double and Triple Play bundles that include internet, phone, and TV services, which range from $89.98 to $152.97 a month.

  • Is T-Mobile Home Internet available in Los Angeles?

    T-Mobile Home Internet is now available in Los Angeles, offering a single-rate plan for $50 a month (with autopay) and speed that can range from 25 to 100 Mbps, or even higher in some cases.

  • Is fiber internet available in Los Angeles?

    Fiber internet is available to almost 1 in 4 Angelenos with AT&T Fiber. Prices range from $55 to $80 a month for 300 to 1,000 Mbps. EarthLink also offers fiber internet, but at a higher price than AT&T, despite powering their service with AT&T’s network.

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