Highest-rated internet providers in Los Angeles
In our most recent customer satisfaction survey, EarthLink was the highest-rated internet provider available in Los Angeles. It gets the top spot out of 15 providers for overall performance and also does great in crucial categories like speed and reliability.
AT&T came in second among internet providers available in Los Angeles, and Spectrum came in just behind AT&T. Both providers get middle rankings for overall performance, but rank decently in several categories, including internet speed, reliability, equipment, customer service, and tech support.
Frontier, HughesNet, and Cox rank farther down in our satisfaction survey, representing the bottom rankings.
Fastest internet service providers in Los Angeles
AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Easy Internet Now offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps
AT&T’s gigabit fiber plan is an excellent deal, especially if you’re a tech-savvy home professional—like a freelance video editor or TikTok influencer.
AT&T’s fastest package is called Internet 1000 and it delivers a download speed of 940 Mbps and an upload speed of 880 Mbps. That gives you more than enough speed to post content to social media, host live streams from your apartment, or upload enormous files to cloud servers.
Spectrum is another one of the fastest internet providers in Los Angeles. It has an Internet Gig plan with up to 940 Mbps speeds. In many LA neighborhoods, it’s more common to find Internet Ultra with up to 400 Mbps speeds—that’s still incredibly fast and considered premium Wi-Fi.
(wireless speeds may vary)
However, you will get a much slower upload speed from Spectrum. While AT&T brings the heat with 880 Mbps upload speeds on its fiber plans, Spectrum’s Gig plan gives you only 35 Mbps upload speeds. The Internet Ultra plan has 20 Mbps upload speeds.
Most internet activities (like streaming and checking email and social media) rely on download speeds, so this dramatically slower upload speed may not make a difference to you. But it will impact your ability to do upload-heavy activities like Zoom video calls and uploading files to a platform like YouTube. It’s something you should weigh more heavily if you upload a lot of content to the internet as part of your job or your hobbies.
Cox also offers near-gigabit speeds, tying with AT&T and Spectrum as the third-fastest internet provider in Los Angeles. But make sure to check if Cox is available in your part of town. It’s not as widely available as AT&T, EarthLink, and Spectrum. Cox’s Gigablast plan delivers 940 Mbps in the Palos Verdes and San Pedro areas—and that’s all.