Internet providers in San Diego, CA

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1. AT&T
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Cox Communications
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self Installation Available 

3. EarthLink
72% available in San Diego
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Eligible for up to $50 savings through the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.

4. Spectrum
39% available in San Diego
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed.

5. Viasat
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (73)
7. Sail Internet
5% available in San Diego
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
8. Synergy Internet
95% available in San Diego
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
9. Ting
50% available in San Diego
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Race Communications
46% available in San Diego
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Ooma
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Viasat
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. Ooma
99% available in San Diego
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. One Ring Networks
96% available in San Diego
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
4. Wave.Band
53% available in San Diego
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Zayo Group
2% available in San Diego
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Allstream
Available in San Diego
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Syringa Networks
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. PowerOne
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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4. Visible
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

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5. Mint
Available in San Diego
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in San Diego?

The best internet providers in San Diego are AT&T, Spectrum, and Cox. 

AT&T provides DSL internet to the San Diego area with download speeds ranging between 75 Mbps and 100 Mbps. AT&T also offers fiber internet with speeds between 300 Mbps and 1,000 Mbps.

Cox and Spectrum are cable internet providers and they also provider some of the best internet in San Diego. Spectrum’s plans range from 200 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps, while Cox ranges from 25 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps.

HughesNet and Viasat are also available if you prefer satellite, live in areas that don’t have landline access or just aren’t happy with any of your other options.

Summary of San Diego internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Cox Communications Cable 940 Mbps 3.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Sail Internet Fixed Wireless 300 Mbps N/A
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A
Ting Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Race Communications Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A

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.

Highest-rated internet providers in San Diego

EarthLink is the top-rated ISP available in San Diego, according to our annual customer satisfaction survey. The provider placed first overall and scored at the top in every individual category, including speed, price, and customer service.

Cox ranks in the top five for speed and customer service—some of the most important categories for a good online experience. AT&T also gets above-average scores in all categories. 

Spectrum gets below-average rankings, but customers have good things to report. In our survey, 87% of Spectrum customers said their speeds usually or always meet their household’s needs, while 57% say they haven’t dealt with unexpected fees or price hikes.

Fastest internet service providers in San Diego

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Ting offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

AT&T has the fastest internet service in San Diego. The AT&T Internet 1000 fiber plan boasts up to 940 Mbps downloads and up to 880 Mbps uploads.

Another fast internet provider in San Diego is Spectrum. The Spectrum Internet® Gig plan delivers download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) using cable instead of fiber. However, the upload speed is just 35 Mbps, making AT&T’s fiber the better choice if it’s available.

Cox is another fast cable internet provider in the San Diego area. Its Gigablast plan lists a maximum speed of 940 Mbps, but its upload speed is just 35 Mbps.

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Spectrum vs. AT&T

See how two of San Diego’s top internet providers compare.

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AT&T vs. Cox

We’ve done the hard work and compared these two speedy ISPs so you can decide which is best for you.

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San Diego residential internet coverage

AT&T covers San Diego’s entire downtown area and suburbs, including La Jolla, Scripps Ranch, and Mission Bay. The only spots you likely won’t get AT&T coverage are the state parks and military bases.

Spectrum is primarily available on the northwest side of town, north of the Mission Valley Freeway. This area includes Silver Strand State Beach and Mira Mesa. Unfortunately, Spectrum doesn’t cover the downtown area, so you’ll have to look at AT&T or Cox if you live in that part of town.

Cox is available across most of San Diego but misses the coastal areas west of the Miramar Air Station. If you prefer cable to fiber, Cox makes a good alternative. Google Fiber is also available in select areas of San Diego, along with a handful of local providers, including Telscape.

If you live in areas where these providers don’t reach, HughesNet and Viasat offer satellite internet across the entire region. These satellite providers are a good option if you want an alternative to the landline providers, but they’re slower and cost more.

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Featured customer reviews

Cox Communications

 

“Customer service is very good. We have never had problems getting repairs or techs to our house.”

–Linda F.

AT&T

 

“…I really like the TV programing aspect of it”

–Ronald G.

Spectrum

 

“…their phone customer service is top notch.”

–Autumn J.

San Diego internet FAQ

What’s the best internet provider in San Diego?

AT&T is the best internet provider in San Diego area because it offers the fastest speeds and widest coverage. Plans start at $35 a month for 300 Mbps, which is a good deal for how much speed you’ll get.

How much is internet in San Diego?

Internet in San Diego starts at $19.99 per month for the cheapest plans.

  • AT&T: Starts at $35.00 per month
  • Spectrum: Starts at $44.99 per month
  • Cox: Starts at $19.99 per month
What cable companies are in San Diego?

Spectrum and Cox provide cable TV and internet services in the San Diego area. Both providers offer cable TV and internet bundles at a discount that can be cheaper than paying for these services separately.

Customer reviews of internet providers in San Diego

Cox Communications

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Linda F | 07-18-2019

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Customer service is very good. We have never had problems getting repairs or techs to our house. We have TV, Internet and security; all with cox. Like I say, customer service is great and we use them A LOT!!!!! because their systems are crap. Our tv goes out all the time. Internet is intermittent and their security is terrible. I can not use the security app remote. I have to be home to set and unarm. They told me to close the app and restart again. Right! So I can now change all my passwords and security information. I think not. What a pain in the butt. I’m going to look for a different provider.

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AT&T

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Richard P | 05-20-2019

AT&T has the most incompetent customer service. It requires innumerable calls and they still can't get it right. Try not to business with AT&T if at all possible!

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Cox Communications

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Susie G | 02-07-2019

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Cox has always been expensive but at least it was reliable. Now it’s outrageous and completely unreliable. So much so that all my neighbors in San Diego are constantly talking about how disconnected we feel. Dial up speed and constant drops in our signals. We’ve had Cox out to fix the issue and they throw their hands up and blame AT&T. I wish Google Fiber was available in our neighborhood.

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