Internet Providers in Santa Cruz, CA

Top Internet Providers in Santa Cruz, California:

Showing 1 to 11 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    90.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    90.4% Available
  • 2. AT&T Internet
    84.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    84.3% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Spectrum
    2.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    2.6% Available
  • 6. 6. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    17.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    17.1% Available
  • 7. 7. Etheric
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *80 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 8. 8. Cruzio Internet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    100% Available
  • 9. 9. RazzoLink
    96.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    96.7% Available
  • 10. 10. Sonic
    46.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *80 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    46.4% Available
  • 11. South Valley Internet
    0.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    0.2% Available
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Best Internet Providers in Santa Cruz, CA

The top internet providers in Santa Cruz are Cruzio Internet, AT&T, and Xfinity. Cruzio Internet is the best because it offers symmetrical gigabit speeds on a fiber connection –– just the kind of bandwidth needed for a modern household. Innovative technology and great speeds aside, the other reason Cruzio Internet stands out is its availability. This ISP has coverage in practically all of Santa Cruz.

AT&T is another leading provider in Santa Cruz. It also offers fiber connections with download speeds up to 5 Gbps. In addition to lightning-fast speeds, AT&T has great perks that could include free Visa gift cards and no installation fees when you opt to install your own equipment.

Xfinity is the third-best provider for households and businesses in the city. Its cable connections can support download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps and start at just $39.99 per month. Xfinity also offers excellent TV and phone bundles you can customize to your specific needs.

It’s worth noting Spectrum® also has impressive cable speeds of 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) but its availability in Santa Cruz pales in comparison to Cruzio Internet, AT&T and Xfinity.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Santa Cruz

9,000 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.

Santa Cruz is the 246th most connected city in California ahead of Soquel and Felton, but behind Scotts Valley, Aptos, and Capitola.

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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 10,000 people in Santa Cruz 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: 57% of people living in Santa Cruz 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 90% of Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County, approximately 11,000 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.

Cheapest Internet Providers in Santa Cruz, California

Provider Plan Starting From Connection Contract Length Data Caps
Xfinity $39.99 Cable None No Caps
Sonic $49.99 DSL N/A No Caps
AT&T Internet $55 Fiber None No Caps
Cruzio Internet $74.95 Fixed Wireless None No Caps

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