Internet Providers in Salinas, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Salinas, CA
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.23

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

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
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 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 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, 93907 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Salinas

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 96.8%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 91.7%+ 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
Spectrum Cable 6.7%+ 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
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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
AT&T Fiber 13.1%+ 940 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
Windstream Fiber 0.5%+ 100 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