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T-Mobile Home Internet— 5G Home internet
Speeds up to
58% coverage in San Diego, CA
AT&T— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
44% coverage in San Diego, CA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$55/mo. *
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
$55/mo.
Speeds up to 225 Mbps
$65/mo.
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$80/mo. ^
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$145/mo. °
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
$245/mo. **
Speeds up to 5,000 Mbps
6 plans
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Spectrum— Cable internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
59% coverage in San Diego, CA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark No required contract
4 Plans
$24.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$49.99/mo.
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
$69.99/mo.
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$79.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
3 Bundles
$79.99/mo.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
4 plans + 3 bundles
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Google Fiber Webpass— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
40% coverage in San Diego, CA
Earthlink— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
95% coverage in San Diego, CA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$54.95/mo. *
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
$54.95/mo.
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$59.95/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$59.95/mo. ^
Speeds up to 3 Mbps
$59.95/mo. °
Speeds up to 6 Mbps
$59.95/mo. **
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$64.95/mo. ††
Speeds up to 75 Mbps
$64.95/mo. ‡‡
Speeds up to 45 Mbps
$64.95/mo. ^^
Speeds up to 18 Mbps
$64.95/mo. °°
Speeds up to 24 Mbps
$79.95/mo. ***
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$89.95/mo. †††
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$129.95/mo. ‡‡‡
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
$189.95/mo. ^^^
Speeds up to 5,000 Mbps
14 plans
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Cox Communications— Cable & Fiber internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
94% coverage in San Diego, CA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
8 Plans
$9.95/mo. *
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$30/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$40/mo.
Speeds up to 250 Mbps
$50/mo. ^
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$50/mo. °
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$50/mo. **
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$60/mo. ††
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$110/mo. ‡‡
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
3 Bundles
$80/mo.
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
$120/mo.
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
$140/mo.
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
8 plans + 3 bundles
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Viasat— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
99% coverage in San Diego, CA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$69.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$99.99/mo.
Speeds up to 150 Mbps
$99.99/mo.
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$149.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
4 plans
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Ting— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
40% coverage in San Diego, CA
Hughesnet— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
99% coverage in San Diego, CA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$49.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$64.99/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$94.99/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
3 plans
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Synergy Internet— Cable & DSL internet
Speeds up to
Pricing Pricing not available
95% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Wyyerd Fiber— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
Pricing Pricing not available
64% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Race Communications— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
Pricing Pricing not available
46% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Spectrum— Cable internet
Speeds up to
59% coverage in San Diego, CA
Cox Communications— Cable & Fiber internet
Speeds up to
94% coverage in San Diego, CA
Viasat— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in San Diego, CA
Ting— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
40% coverage in San Diego, CA
Hughesnet— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in San Diego, CA
Ooma— Wireless LTE internet
Speeds up to
89% coverage in San Diego, CA
One Ring Networks— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
97% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Synergy Internet— Cable & DSL internet
Speeds up to
95% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Earthlink Business— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
93% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Wave.Band— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
70% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Wyyerd Fiber— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
64% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Race Communications— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
46% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
Zayo Group— DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline internet
Speeds up to
12% coverage in San Diego, CA
Link not provided
T-Mobile— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
No cancellation fee
AT&T Wireless— Mobile internet
Max network speed
Starting at
Cancellation fee No required contract
Cox Communications— Mobile internet
Max network speed
Starting at
Mint— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
Requires contract
Visible— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
No required contract
Verizon Wireless— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary

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Best internet providers in San Diego, CA

Spectrum Internet: Fast and widely available cable

Spectrum Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Affordable low-tier plans
pro No data caps on any plans
pro No contracts required
con
Cons
con Price hikes after one year
con $5 monthly Wi-Fi fee

Cable provider Spectrum offers up some of the fastest data speeds in the country. Depending on what internet plan you choose, your data speeds fall between 300Mbps and 1,000Mbps. Spectrum raises the price on your bill after the first year of service, but since you're not required to enter into a contract, you can always switch to a different internet provider before the price hike.

Also, it’s worth sticking around for the bundle discounts you get with Spectrum’s cell phone and live TV service. If you’re a sports fan, Spectrum’s TV hooks you up with all the local channels to catch Padres games or SDSU basketball games.

Best Spectrum internet plan for most people: Spectrum Internet Ultra, 500Mbps for $69.99/mo.

We recommend the 500Mbps plan for most folks, but if you’re living in an apartment downtown with one or two people, you could make the 300Mbps plan work just fine.

AT&T Internet: Best fiber internet

AT&T Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Affordable fiber plans
pro No data caps for fiber plans
pro Included equipment costs
con
Cons
con Data caps with non-fiber plans
con Not much fiber availability

Only about a quarter of households in San Diego have access to AT&T’s fiber internet, but if you’re one of the lucky few, we highly recommend it. You get blazing-fast symmetrical speeds from 1,000 to 5,000Mbps, and every plan has no data caps or equipment fees. The whole chimichanga is surprisingly inexpensive (it starts at $80 a month). Considering how high rent prices can be in San Diego, the idea of getting awesome internet speeds for an affordable price sounds pretty nice.

You can also bundle together an AT&T cell phone plan and DIRECTV with your fiber plan and save $20 on everything combined. It’s sure better than nothing!

Best AT&T internet plan for most people: AT&T Internet 1000, 1,000Mbps for $80/mo.

Gigabit speeds might be overkill if you live in a small apartment in San Diego, but if you’ve got a bigger household, gigabit speeds make for a much better experience.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet: Ideal for cable cutters

T-Mobile Internet pros and cons

pro
Pros
pro Straightforward pricing
pro Easy installation
pro Low cost, no contract, and no extra fees
con
Cons
con Good but not great speeds
con Variable speed and reliability

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet makes for a fantastic alternative for anyone who’s grown weary of extra fees, annual contracts, and other internet provider shenanigans. Just like it sounds, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet taps into a wireless network to provide a fast 5G Wi-Fi connection—no fiber or cable lines required. Data speeds max out at 245Mbps, which works great for small-to-medium-size households.

Simplifying things further, you don’t need to stress about paying for equipment or installation, or shelling out for data overage charges or early termination fees. And new customers can get lots of promo offers.

Best T-Mobile Home Internet plan for most people: $50 home internet, 72–245Mbps for $50.00/mo.

T-Mobile’s sole 5G internet plan costs a flat $50 a month—but you can get up to $20 a month off if you bundle it with a qualifying T-Mobile cellular plan. You probably won’t be blown away by 5G internet speeds, but it’s still enough for plenty of streaming and gaming.

Cheapest internet providers in San Diego, CA

The cheapest internet providers get you a reliable connection at an affordable price. You may have to settle for slower speeds, but you can also find promos and discounts. Hot tip: Look for providers with unlimited data and no extra fees to save even further.

Provider
Price starting at
Connection Type
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Cox
$9.95Cable + Fiber
Spectrum
$19.99Cable
HughesNet
$49.99Satellite

Fastest internet plans and providers in San Diego, CA

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

Provider
Max Download Speed
Connection Type
Learn More
Earthlink
5000 MbpsFiber
ATT
5000 MbpsFiber
Cox
2000 MbpsCable + Fiber

Most reliable internet plans in San Diego, CA

A reliable internet connection means you get a stable connection and consistent speeds day in, day out, without the worry of sudden slowdowns or outages. You also get top-rated customer service and technical support in case things do go awry. Fiber is the most reliable internet you can get, so we recommend that if it’s available.

Provider
Reliability rating
Connection Type
Learn More
ATT
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8Fiber
Spectrum
3.7 out of 5 stars3.72Cable
Cox
3.7 out of 5 stars3.69Cable + Fiber

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If you have trouble getting things done online with the speed-test results you’re getting, consider upgrading to a faster plan or switching internet providers.

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How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
No. of people
No. of devices
Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

Frequently asked questions about internet in San Diego, CA

The fastest internet provider in San Diego is Earthlink.

The cheapest internet provider in San Diego is Cox Communications.

Fiber internet is available in San Diego.

Internet connection options in San Diego, CA

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Fiber Availability

72%

Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

vertically upright cable
Cable Availability

74%

Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps

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DSL Availability

95%

DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

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Satellite Availability

99%

Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Internet in San Diego, CA at a glance

Internet provider averages in
San Diego, CA

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Average download speed

171 Mbps

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Average upload speed

54 Mbps

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Average latency time

18.91 ms

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Average cost of internet

$84/mo

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Number of internet providers

23

Internet availability faster than
100 Mbps

The number of households in each region that have access to 100 Mbps internet.

San Diego

99%

California

98%

U.S.A.

92%

San Diego Internet Value Score

We came up with this score by dividing the average cost of each provider in San Diego, CA with the average speeds they offered.

$0.49 per Mbps

National average: $0.63

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AT&T

*Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. One time install chrage may apply. Ltd. avail/areas. Call or go to www.fiber.att.com to see if you qualify. Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.

†AutoPay and paperless billing required. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. . Service subj. to Internet Terms of Service at att.com/internet-terms. Offers may be modified, or discontinued, at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply to all offers. Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.

‡Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. One time install charge may apply. Ltd. avail/areas. Call or go to www.fiber.att.com to see if you qualify. Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.

^Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. Ltd. availability/areas. Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.

°Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. Ltd. availability/areas. Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.

**Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. Ltd. availability/areas. Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to www.att.com/speed101.

Spectrum

*No contract required. Available in select areas only.

†For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

‡For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

^For 24 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter.

Earthlink

*with a 12 month contract.

†with a 12 month contract. Actual speeds may vary depending on the distance, line-quality, phone service provider, and number of devices used concurrently. All speeds not available in all areas

‡with a 12 month contract.

^with a 12 month contract. Actual speeds may vary depending on the distance, line-quality, phone service provider, and number of devices used concurrently. All speeds not available in all areas

°with a 12 month contract. Actual speeds may vary depending on the distance, line-quality, phone service provider, and number of devices used concurrently. All speeds not available in all areas

**with a 12 month contract. Actual speeds may vary depending on the distance, line-quality, phone service provider, and number of devices used concurrently. All speeds not available in all areas

††with a 12 month contract.

‡‡with a 12 month contract.

^^with a 12 month contract. Actual speeds may vary depending on the distance, line-quality, phone service provider, and number of devices used concurrently. All speeds not available in all areas

°°with a 12 month contract. Actual speeds may vary depending on the distance, line-quality, phone service provider, and number of devices used concurrently. All speeds not available in all areas

***with a 12 month contract.

†††with a 12 month contract.

‡‡‡with a 12 month contract.

^^^with a 12 month contract.

Cox Communications

*Not available in all areas. No term agreement. Same price for 2 yrs. Pricing, packages, and policies are subject to change, including when adjusting or removing services or equipment.

†Not available in all areas. No term agreement. Same price for 2 yrs. Pricing, packages, and policies are subject to change, including when adjusting or removing services or equipment.

‡Available in select markets only. No annual contract or cancellation fees.

^Not available in all areas. No term agreement. Same price for 2 yrs. Pricing, packages, and policies are subject to change, including when adjusting or removing services or equipment.

°Available in select markets only. No annual contract or cancellation fees.

**Available in select markets only. No annual contract or cancellation fees.

††Available in select markets only. No annual contract or cancellation fees.

‡‡Available in select markets only. No annual contract or cancellation fees.

Viasat

*Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

†Prices, speeds and availability vary by location. Prices are subject to change. No annual contract or installation fees are required. Monthly equipment lease fees and taxes may apply.

‡Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

^Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

Hughesnet

*Offer for 12 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra.

†Offer for 12 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra.

‡Offer for 12 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra.