Internet Providers in National City, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for National City, CA
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.26

Internet Access in National City, California

Fiber infrastructure and DSL lines are prevalent hardwired broadband types throughout National City, with 48.86 percent and 88.96 percent coverage. Fiber to the Building networks are more well-suited for transmitting digital data and offers overall enhanced download speed, although cable or DSL trend cheaper. As a result of the prevalence of Fiber connectivity in National City, the city's unweighted average download speed of 118.38 Megabits per Second ranks 70.86 percent faster than the statewide unweighted average (which is 34.5 Mbps). Even so, the Internet download speed at at a given location may change based on the quality of the "last mile" connection in that neighborhood.

The broadband access information on this page comes from FCC filings specific to National City, and is using privatized data sources to output more granular resources than is available from government websites. Address availability data isn't available for all providers, but every provider is noted down to the census block level. Speed and pricing data is generated through our research team, who collect thousands of plans every year. We've catalogued 380 National City Internet plans since 2014, with 40 Internet deals currently active.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for National City residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of National City addresses. HughesNet is the most likely second option in the area, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest package for National City is 25 megabits per second.

Cox Communications is a common alternative to the primary providers, serving National City with 89 percent coverage and a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Aside from consumer broadband, there are 8 companies in the city offering enterprise-level products and services like SD-WAN. The small business providers listed on this page include all providers with business services online.

The majority of National City households have 3-4 options for home broadband, which is close to average when contrasted with the US generally. National City is currently the 347th most-connected metro area in California. Residents the FCC considers "underserved" are low, and only 6,000 are limited to a single choice for Internet service. Activate the map on the page below to explore data about neighborhoods within National City.

  • There are 17 internet providers in National City with 7 of those offering residential service
  • National City is the 347th most connected city in California ahead of Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach, and Bonita, but behind Coronado.
  • The fastest zip code in National City for April 2021 is 91950. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

6,000 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In National City, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in National City, California

  • EarthLink - DSL - 89.0% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 88.7% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Cox - Cable - 89.4% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 48.9% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 48.5% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in National City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For National City

National City Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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National City is the 347th most connected city in California ahead of Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach, and Bonita, but behind Coronado.

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: 50% of people living in National City 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 89% of National City 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, 91950 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in National City.

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

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.

Internet Competition near United States University and California College San Diego

In the two-mile area around United States University, a normal house or apartment building will have 1-2 different choices for an internet connection. California College San Diego currently shows 1.81 providers to select from at students accommodation within a couple of miles of campus. Both United States University and California College San Diego have average download speeds that are more than capable of achieving student use cases like downloading videos, downloading big folders, and playing games. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every area close to campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment complexes. Keep in mind these averages are based on speed analysis', and actual performance will likely be closer to the advertised speeds provided on this page.

Telecommuting and Tech in National City

National City currently has 2,511 workers operating primarily from home. Of the population that registered via census as telecommuting, 92.91 percent earn less than $75,000 annually. National City has a decent amount of fiber coverage, so it makes sense that home offices are popular with the local workforce. Access to robust symmetrical fiber infrastructure allows for more stable service than older network options. It's a strong connection solution and has no issue supporting cloud services and other intensive workplace use cases. If putting together home WiFi for working from home, it's important to check the data limits. Many residential Broadband plans have data limits. This can be difficult if you use a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business connections can be considered if you need more than a typical consumer-grade package.

Data Caps in National City

Many Internet companies have been moving to impose "data caps" onto their home Internet packages as of late. The market trend holds true for the National City market, with common providers such as Cox selling plans with data caps. This might not matter for the majority of Internet users, but may be an issue for subscribers that consume a large amount of high-def content. For reference, an HD stream consumes about 3 Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In National City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 89.0%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 88.7%+ 100 Mbps
Cox Communications Cable 89.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 48.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 48.5%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
One Ring Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 42.0%+ 940 Mbps
MHO Networks Fixed Wireless 75.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 52.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 46.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 11.0%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 10.4%+ 6 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Google Fiber Webpass Copper 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cox Business Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare National City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
National City 118.4 Mbps 7 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +297 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +0.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -2.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +9 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +9.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )