13 internet providers in Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara, CA provider recommendations
Frontier and Cox are the two best internet providers folks living in Santa Barbara. Frontier has low prices on its fiber internet plans for the first year of service, and it also delivers symmetrical speeds and unlimited data—making Frontier a great whether you’re a budget-conscious UCSB student or a family nestled in Mission Canyon. If you’re not a student and live year-round in areas like the Mesa, Cox also makes for a solid pick. The cable provider offers a range of reliable, affordable internet plans, including a gigabit option. Whether you go with Frontier or Cox, you can get plenty of bandwidth for streaming Lakers and Dodgers games.
Fastest internet plans and providers in
Santa Barbara, 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.
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.
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|Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
|Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
|Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
|Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
|Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices