Internet Providers in Vista, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Vista, CA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 22
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.66

Internet Access in Vista, California

Vista features only two dominent Internet service choices to grapple with: coaxial cable (96.66% availability) and DSL (97.66% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet is delivered from TV corporations via coaxial copper television cables on telephone poles or buried along the road. DSL is sent over twisted copper phone lines. The vast majority of Vista census blocks have access to coaxial cable and/or DSL service from at least two companies.

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

EarthLink as well as AT&T Internet also offer Internet service in Vista, often competing for the same customers.

Most households in Vista have more than one Internet providers to them, although the number of options tends to rise and dip from block to block. View the map below to discover competition changes in different parts of the city.

The Internet access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of governmental data and private data collected directly from telecom industry sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed data comes primarily via M-Labs. [1] Our market research team has manually gathered package pricing and plan details on 497 broadband deals for Vista to date.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Vista with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Vista is the 423rd most connected city in California ahead of Oceanside, Bonsall, and Camp Pendleton, but behind Carlsbad and San Marcos.
  • The fastest zip code in Vista for July 2021 is 92081. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Vista, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 88.9%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 1.1%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 97.4%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 97.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 15.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Vista

Vista Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Vista is the 423rd most connected city in California ahead of Oceanside, Bonsall, and Camp Pendleton, but behind Carlsbad and San Marcos.

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

Approximately 101,000 people in San Diego 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: 15% of people living in Vista 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 98% of Vista 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, 92081 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Vista.

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

In San Diego County, approximately 114,000 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 and Cord Cutting in Vista

Data from our researchers suggests that popular providers in Vista use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because users see caps as a tactic to limit streaming services. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Vista to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Vista 166.9 Mbps 10 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +367.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -18.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -6.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +2.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -4.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Vista

Dependable Service

I rarely have any issues with internet cable access. Great customer service if you get past tier 1 help reps; they have you going through the canned 'turn off your modem'; unplug the cable. Asking for tier 2 will put you in touch with a techie that will listen to your problems, BUT, you must describe what is happening as thoroughly and accurately as you can. Speed is good and consistent. Reliability is great.

Cox is by far the best company for internet.

I have had every provider for internet you could possibly name. Cox is by far the company I have had the least hassle with. Their phone support, even though they use a robot to do much of the work in the beginning of the call, is actually super easy to use and helpful. I've never experienced my internet being slow for more than a minute. I've never been on hold with Cox for an outrageous amount of time like other companies. When I moved to another state and wanted to take Cox with me it was extremely simple and hassle-free. Just one phone call saying I was moving, giving the new address, done. I love Cox and I recommend it.