Internet Providers in San Luis Obispo, California

Residential Internet Statistics for San Luis Obispo, CA
Internet Service Providers: 7
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in San Luis Obispo, California:

Showing 1 to 9 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    75.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    75.8% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    77.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    77.5% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    32.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    32.9% 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. Peak WiFi
    74.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *500 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    74.1% Available
  • 7. 7. Outback
    54.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *40 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    54.4% Available
  • 8. 8. Ranch WiFi
    15.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    15.2% Available
  • 9. 9. Impulse Internet Services
    4.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    4.5% Available
  • 1. AT&T
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 2. Outback
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *40 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 3. Spectrum Business
    74.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    74.3% Available
  • 4. AT&T
    24.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    24.6% Available
  • 5. 5. CenturyLink Business
    10.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    10.4% Available
  • 6. 6. Astound Broadband Powered by Digital West
    38.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    38.1% Available
  • 8. 7. Impulse Internet Services
    12.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    12.9% Available
  • 9. 8. Utility Telecom
    10.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    10.4% Available
  • 11. 9. Spectrum Business
    7.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    7.8% Available
  • 12. 10. Verizon Business
    4.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    4.1% Available
  • 13. 11. TPx Communications
    2.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    2.8% Available

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Internet Access in San Luis Obispo, California

IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless lines and Cable lines are widespread broadband networks within San Luis Obispo, featuring 75.79 and 77.45 percent network reach respectively.

There is above-average choice between companies around the San Luis Obispo area, but 12,000 people in the area can't get access to multiple providers. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they have to use a low-speed wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in San Luis Obispo — the majority of households have 4-5 choices for Internet service.

Spectrum as well as AT&T Internet can also provide Internet service in San Luis Obispo, often competing for the same customers.

The packages shown on this page are manually gathered through our research team.

Viasat Internet is the most frequently available provider on the whole. They have Internet coverage reaching practically one hundred percent of San Luis Obispo residents. HughesNet is available to close to near one hundred percent of the population. The top speed recorded for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. Anything over 10 Mbps will be enough for streaming lower-quality video to devices on WiFi, but is likely to become problematic when multiple people try to access high-bandwidth services like Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Explore our availability map below to see how broadband coverage compares down to the census block level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In San Luis Obispo, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless 1s 75.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 77.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 32.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
12,000 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.

San Luis Obispo is the 182nd most connected city in California ahead of Pismo Beach, Los Osos, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Morro Bay.

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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 21,000 people in San Luis Obispo 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: 23% of people living in San Luis Obispo 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 80% of San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo County, approximately 39,000 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.

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Compare San Luis Obispo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
San Luis Obispo 215.9 Mbps 12 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +365.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -43.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -16.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -13.7 Mbps ) 24 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -19.4 Mbps ) 10 ( -2 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )