Internet Providers in Salinas, California

Most Popular Internet Providers in Salinas, California:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    96.8% Available
    96.8%

    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
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 25-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless
    • 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. 2. Xfinity
    92.7% Available
    92.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $70
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 9 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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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
    91.7% Available
    91.7%

    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: 7-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes shipping of modem and self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. Spectrum
    6.7% Available
    6.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. RazzoLink
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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  • 8. 8. Red Shift
    40.8% Available
    40.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
  • 9. 9. Etheric
    4.7% Available
    4.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    150 Mbps
    Download
    150 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-150mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $99 - $349
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 10. River Delta Wireless
    1.4% Available
    1.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    12 Mbps
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  • 11. Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems
    0.7% Available
    0.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-500mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $24.99 - $49.99
  • 12. Surfnet Communications
    0.4% Available
    0.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    100 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $65 - $65
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 13. GeoLinks
    0.3% Available
    0.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
4 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Salinas. See All
3 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Salinas. See All
  • 1. 1. Metro® by T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    99.9% Available
    99.9%

    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. 3. AT&T Wireless
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    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
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    99.3% Available
    99.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • 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

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Internet Access in Salinas, California

The overall most commonly available wired Internet types within Salinas are IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless as well as Cable networks. Our records show that IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless has a 96.83 percent footprint, in contrast to the 92.74 percent Cable availability.

AT&T Internet as well as XFINITY from Comcast also offer Internet service in Salinas, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Households in Salinas generally have two or more Internet providers available at a given address. Initialize the map below to explore competition shifts in different parts of Salinas.

All the coverage statistics here comes from FCC provider-reported data. Internet providers in Salinas are legally required to submit availability data biannually. By leveraging our relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to verify this data against private data reported by Internet providers. This lets us to create more detailed maps than governmental resources. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests originating in Salinas.

  • There are 25 internet providers in Salinas with 13 of those offering residential service
  • Salinas is the 266th most connected city in California ahead of Seaside, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, and Marina, but behind Castroville.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Salinas: Prunedale
  • The fastest zip code in Salinas for July 2021 is 93901. (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 Salinas, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 92.7%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless 8s 96.8%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 91.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 6.7%
Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems 500 Mbps Cable 16s 0.7%
Surfnet Communications 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s 0.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Salinas

Salinas Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Salinas is the 266th most connected city in California ahead of Seaside, San Juan Bautista, Aromas, and Marina, but behind Castroville.

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

Approximately 26,000 people in Monterey 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: 21% of people living in Salinas 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 97% of Salinas 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, 93901 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Salinas.

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

In Monterey County, approximately 66,000 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 Caps Among Salinas ISPs

Many Internet companies have begun to add data "plans" to consumer Internet packages recently. This trend is certainly true for Salinas, with common providers like Xfinity selling capped plans. This doesn't matter for most residents, but is liable to affect users who share their connection or techies who download or upload a lot of 4K video. Caps with cable bundles tend to be around 1 Terabyte. This is more than 99 percent of customers use. XFINITY from Comcast customers are advised to confirm data limits before signing a contract.

Internet access in Salinas neighborhoods

Broadband data in Salinas can be found in these specific neighborhoods: Prunedale.

Compare Salinas to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Salinas 196.5 Mbps 16 $0.43 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +337.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +1 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -47.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +1 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -35.9 Mbps ) 15 ( -1 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -27 Mbps ) 23 ( +7 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -34.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -8 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Salinas

Not much for the money

My landlord won't allow a satellite dish or cable hookup, so the only internet available to me in my area is through a hot spot. I have Verizon, so I got a hot spot through them. Their "Unlimited" plan maximum data allowance is 15GB per month. After that, it's "throttled". The associate promised me that it would be plenty for streaming movies, etc. However, I'm a heavy user, so it usually only lasts about half of the month. After that, the throttling slows it way down. And, it's not nearly fast enough to stream anything after that. My plan is about $50 per month, which is not a lot, but I would pay more for truly unlimited data.

Xfinity now offers 1gb service in Seaside

Xfinity offers a very reliable 1 gb service in Seaside in fact their whole foot print on the Monterey peninsula and Salinas Area