Internet Providers in Salinas, CA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Salinas, CA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.23|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Salinas, California
Internet Access in Salinas, California
The overall most commonly available wired Internet types within Salinas are IPBB as well as Fiber networks. Our records show that IPBB has a 96.83 percent footprint, in contrast to the 21.21 percent Fiber availability. Even considering that coaxial cable and DSL networks are often more affordable, fiber optical networks are better designed to transmit digital data packets and provide significantly better downstream and upstream performance. Driven by the widespread availability of Fiber-Optic lines across Salinas, the city's average download speed (152.93 Mbps) is currently 77.44 percent above the statewide unweighted average (currently 34.5 Mbps). However, the actual speed and latency at individual addresses may change depending on the state of the "last mile" connection on that street.
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 24 internet providers in Salinas with 15 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 April 2021 is 93907. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.3% of consumers in Salinas6,000 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|
|EarthLink Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s|
|AT&T Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems||300 Mbps||Cable||27s|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|AT&T||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Salinas, California
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 96.8% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- EarthLink - DSL - 91.7% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 92.7% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 21.2% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- EarthLink - Fiber - 21.1% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 6.7% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 6.2% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems - Cable - 0.7% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Salinas - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Salinas
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||96.8%+||100 Mbps|
|RazzoLink||Fixed Wireless||100%||100 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||92.7%+||1,200 Mbps|
|Red Shift||Fixed Wireless||40.8%+||10 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||21.2%+||940 Mbps|
|EarthLink Fiber||Fiber||21.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||6.2%+||25 Mbps|
|Etheric Networks||Fixed Wireless||4.7%+||150 Mbps|
|River Delta Wireless||Fixed Wireless||1.4%+||12 Mbps|
|Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems||Cable||0.7%+||300 Mbps|
|GeoLinks||Fixed Wireless||0.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||71.2%+||987 Mbps|
|Etheric Networks||Fixed Wireless||56.0%+||150 Mbps|
|AT&T||Fixed Wireless||43.5%+||25 Mbps|
|Vast Networks||Fiber||34.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Utility Telecom||Fiber||20.7%+||100 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||19.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|TPx Communications||Copper||18.9%+||1.5 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||5.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||5.0%+||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||2.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|GeoLinks||Fixed Wireless||1.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||0.4%+||-- Mbps|
Compare Salinas to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Salinas||152.9 Mbps||15||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +262.5 Mbps )||16 ( +1 )||$0.70 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -34 Mbps )||17 ( +2 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -36.7 Mbps )||15||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( -25.5 Mbps )||23 ( +8 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( -25.3 Mbps )||8 ( -7 )||$0.37 ( + $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