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Internet providers in Carlsbad, CA

1. AT&T
28% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Spectrum
50% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

3. EarthLink
92% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

4. Cox Communications
75% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

5. Hughesnet
99% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

6. Viasat
99% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
7. Ting
11% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ting Internet customers can bundle unlimited mobile for just $10/month per line.

8. Easy Internet Now
97% available in Carlsbad
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
1. Spectrum
50% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Cox Communications
75% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

3. Earthlink Business
90% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

4. Hughesnet
99% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
99% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Ting
11% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ting Internet customers can bundle unlimited mobile for just $10/month per line.

7. Easy Internet Now
97% available in Carlsbad
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
8. Zayo Group
15% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. One Ring Networks
36% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Wave.Band
84% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Ooma
92% available in Carlsbad
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
1. Mint
Available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Cox Communications
75% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

Limited availability in select areas

4. Verizon Wireless
80% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating
6. Tello Mobile
80% available in Carlsbad
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Carlsbad

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Carlsbad area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$83.51/mo

Average speed
158.4 Mbps

Fastest provider

Most popular provider

Carlsbad Residential Internet Coverage

Residents living in Carlsbad enjoy the beauty of being located on the shore of the beautiful California beaches. These communities also have access to several different internet providers that can give them high-speed internet.

AT&T services all of Carlsbad, with an exception of a few, remote locations. However, those located as far north as the city center, to those living on the southern tip near Encinitas, have access to their advertised speeds up to 75 Mbps.

Residents looking for cable internet will find that Time Warner Cable Spectrum services the entire town of Carlsbad. Currently, advertising download speeds up to 50 Mbps, residents can relocate throughout the town without worry that they can't transfer their internet service.

Communities interested in having internet service can also get it from HughesNet. Offering satellite internet, this company offers the slowest speeds, only up to 15 Mbps during good weather conditions.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Carlsbad

Average download speed
158.35 Mbps

Average upload speed
25.42 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
24.04 ms

Average jitter
20.16 ms

 

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Summary of Carlsbad internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Cox Communications Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Cox Communications
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Ting Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Ting
Easy Internet Now DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Carlsbad

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Carlsbad.

Spectrum

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Andrew W | 01-03-2024

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I am supposed to have the fastest internet they provide. It never gets anywhere near 1000Mbps. Usually sits around 250Mbps. Sometimes a lot less, especially if I connect to a vpn for work. My job requires downloading very large files and so this is prohibitive for me.

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Spectrum

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Brett B | 05-20-2022

Internet was always spotty and it made it a very difficult process when my roommate moved out. They make it extremely difficult to transfer accounts. I needed to drop off the hardware in the middle of my workday vs them being able to transfer to the new account and service to existing hardware. Bad system! Good customer support, however.

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AT&T

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Ryan C | 03-30-2022

I can't believe I'm writing a positive review about an internet service provider, yet, here we are. Two weeks ago, I took the plunge and had AT&T's gigabit fiber internet installed, and the entire experience has been a ten out of ten experience. Ordering was dead simple, and I was able to do it all online. The technician who performed the installation was meticulous and made sure every component worked perfectly. And to my surprise, AT&T sent out a second customer service representative to make sure I was happy with the service. Both the technician and the CSR rep were friendly and knowledgeable. My internet speeds are insanely fast and, more importantly, stable. I used to have Spectrum, and the internet would go out about twice an hour for a few seconds at a time. AT&T's fiber internet hasn't gone out once in the last few weeks. Pricing is reasonable. I'm getting AT&T 1Gbps internet for about $80 a month compared to Spectrums 300Mbps for $85 a month. Something positive is happening over at AT&T because I've never liked any internet service provider before. Until now. Keep up the great work, and thanks!

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AT&T

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Ryan C | 03-30-2022

I can't believe I'm writing a positive review about an internet service provider, yet, here we are. Two weeks ago, I took the plunge and had AT&T's gigabit fiber internet installed, and the entire experience has been a ten out of ten experience. Ordering was dead simple, and I was able to do it all online. The technician who performed the installation was meticulous and made sure every component worked perfectly. And to my surprise, AT&T sent out a second customer service representative to make sure I was happy with the service. Both the technician and the CSR rep were friendly and knowledgeable. My internet speeds are insanely fast and, more importantly, stable. I used to have Spectrum, and the internet would go out about twice an hour for a few seconds at a time. AT&T's fiber internet hasn't gone out once in the last few weeks. Pricing is reasonable. I'm getting AT&T 1Gbps internet for about $80 a month compared to Spectrums 300Mbps for $85 a month. Something positive is happening over at AT&T because I've never liked any internet service provider before. Until now. Keep up the great work, and thanks!

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Spectrum

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Andrew W | 10-13-2021

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Doesnt matter what speed you pay for, you get 30Mbps. I am paying for 400Mbps, but within a week of buying it I am back down to 30Mbps download speeds, which is what I had when I was paying for 200Mbps. And I upgraded to 200Mbps because when I was paying for 100Mbps I was only getting 30Mbps.

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Spectrum

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Brett B | 05-20-2022

Internet was always spotty and it made it a very difficult process when my roommate moved out. They make it extremely difficult to transfer accounts. I needed to drop off the hardware in the middle of my workday vs them being able to transfer to the new account and service to existing hardware. Bad system! Good customer support, however.

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