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Internet providers in Goleta, CA

1. Cox Communications
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

2. Frontier
100% available in Goleta
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

3. Hughesnet
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

4. Viasat
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
5. ispMint
99% available in Goleta
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Cox Communications
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

2. Frontier
15% available in Goleta
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

3. Hughesnet
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

4. Viasat
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
5. ispMint
99% available in Goleta
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Ooma
58% available in Goleta
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
7. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Goleta
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Cox Communications
99% available in Goleta
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

Limited availability in select areas

4. Verizon Wireless
40% available in Goleta
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
100% available in Goleta
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G 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 Goleta

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

Average starting price
$76.66/mo

Average speed
144.2 Mbps

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Goleta Residential Internet Coverage

Living in a small community like Goleta, with a population around 30,00, leaves limited options to neighborhoods with internet providers. Neighborhoods in Goleta have access to three (3) major providers in the area.

Residents seeking high-speed cable internet have Cox Communications, offering advertised download speeds up to 300 Mbps. This is offered to around 90% of customers, spanning from Gaviota and Tajiguas to those living close to Santa Barbara. They may not, however, service areas close to Campus Point State Marine Conservation Area.

Alternatively, residents have access to Frontier Communications for DSL service. They offer services to the central and southern ends of Goleta. Since the town covers part of the Los Padres National Forest, residents living near these areas may not get service from Frontier Communications. Communities who have access to this DSL company can reach advertised speeds up to 15 Mbps.

HughesNet offers satellite internet to any residential area within Goleta, even those close to the Marine Conservation Area and the Los Padres National Forest. Advertising speeds up to 15 Mbps, most residents may experience speeds as slow as 5 Mbps during certain weather conditions.

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Average download speed
144.19 Mbps

Average upload speed
28.46 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
24.77 ms

Average jitter
46.42 ms

 

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Summary of Goleta internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Cox Communications Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Cox Communications
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Ranch WiFi Fiber & Fixed Wireless 2000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Ranch WiFi

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 Goleta

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on internet providers in Goleta.

ViaSat

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Noah F | 11-10-2018

I have several concerns about Viasat. 1. I was told that I had a locked price for the 2-year contract. I was told that payments could be temporarily stopped upon notification that I would be on summer vacation for two months. I was not told that, upon my return, Viasat could terminate the contracted plan that I subscribed to and switch me to higher cost plan. This what they did. 3. Whatever the plan, you are very likely to exhaust its high speed internet allotment quickly, at which point your speed will automatically be seriously degraded. 3. If you decide to discontinue Viasat at the end of your 2-year contract, then make sure that you terminate the service several days prior to your monthly payment date. You prepay for monthly service, and Viasat will not reimburse any portion of the prepaid month. I discontinued service the day before my monthly payment date, and at 12am the next day Viasat charged me for another month even though it was providing no services to me for the month. Given the above, my bottom line appraisal of Viasat is exceedingly negative. I'm happy that I am no longer dealing with this company.

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ViaSat

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Noah F | 11-10-2018

I have several concerns about Viasat. 1. I was told that I had a locked price for the 2-year contract. I was told that payments could be temporarily stopped upon notification that I would be on summer vacation for two months. I was not told that, upon my return, Viasat could terminate the contracted plan that I subscribed to and switch me to higher cost plan. This what they did. 3. Whatever the plan, you are very likely to exhaust its high speed internet allotment quickly, at which point your speed will automatically be seriously degraded. 3. If you decide to discontinue Viasat at the end of your 2-year contract, then make sure that you terminate the service several days prior to your monthly payment date. You prepay for monthly service, and Viasat will not reimburse any portion of the prepaid month. I discontinued service the day before my monthly payment date, and at 12am the next day Viasat charged me for another month even though it was providing no services to me for the month. Given the above, my bottom line appraisal of Viasat is exceedingly negative. I'm happy that I am no longer dealing with this company.

Was this review helpful? Yes 663 No 16

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