Internet Providers in Monterey, CA

Residential Internet Statistics for Monterey, CA
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $34.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Monterey, California:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    91.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    91.7% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    97.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.8% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    41.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    41.9% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Suddenlink
    6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    6% Available
  • 7. 7. Red Shift
    39% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    39% Available
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Internet Access in Monterey, California

Information below is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. We also use direct provider reports to enhance the information. Plan and pricing data is hand-gathered by our data division. To date, we've collected and verified 521 broadband plans in Monterey since 2014. Average speed data is calculated from 29,358 local speed tests and meant for provider comparison purposes only.

Monterey residents on average have more than one ISPs at a given address. Initialize the interactive mapping tool below to explore competition changes around Monterey.

Xfinity as well as AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Monterey, with significant shared territory in some blocks.

Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

To summarize, Monterey's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US metro areas: widespread access to cable and DSL, but only two choices since the majority of residences are limited to a single provider for subscribing to either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Internet providers started as cable TV and telephone corporations, and use these conveniently pre-built networks to deliver broadband Internet bundles. Thanks to healthy provider competition in Monterey, the local average download performance is 85.14 percent above the California average, accounting for all cities. See the public speed test results below to see how providers compare over time.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Monterey, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 91.7%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 97.8%
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 6.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 41.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

Monterey is the 550th most connected city in California ahead of Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Carmel By The Sea, but behind Seaside and Marina.

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

Approximately 25,000 people in Monterey County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Fiber Availability: 27% of people living in Monterey have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 99% of Monterey residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Monterey County, approximately 66,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Map of ISPs in Monterey

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Compare Monterey to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Monterey 200.8 Mbps 12 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +380.9 Mbps ) 22 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -28 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -1.1 Mbps ) 20 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +1.4 Mbps ) 27 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -4.3 Mbps ) 11 ( -1 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )