What is the best internet provider in San Diego?
The best internet provider in San Diego is AT&T—but only if you can get a fiber plan. Otherwise, stick with Spectrum or Cox for a fast and affordable cable connection.
AT&T’s fiber plans start at 300 Mbps speeds and go all the way up to 5,000 Mbps. So no matter what plan you get, you’re getting something fast and extremely reliable. Prices are reasonable, and you get unlimited data with no contract and plenty of opportunities for deals and promotions.
EarthLink has similar plans to AT&T because it uses AT&T’s fiber lines to get you service; EarthLink has top-rated customer service, so go for that if you value an internet provider with a sympathetic bedside manner.
AT&T also has DSL internet, but it’s not as fast or cost effective—only go for that if you live in a rural part of East or North County.
Spectrum is the second-best option in San Diego, with a variety of plans that give you speeds ranging from 250 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps. Since it’s a cable connection, you don’t get symmetrical upload speeds like you would with AT&T, but these plans are still fast and stay fast even during times of neighborhood-wide network congestion.
Prices for Spectrum plans are roughly the same as AT&T’s fiber plans, and you also get unlimited data and no contracts. Cox Communications is a solid third pick, with speeds similar to Spectrum but higher prices and contracts on its plans.