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Internet providers in San Marcos, CA

1. AT&T
19% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. Spectrum
44% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. EarthLink
89% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(110)

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

4. Cox Communications
88% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

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

User Rating(417)

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

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

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

8. Easy Internet Now
95% available in San Marcos
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
1. Spectrum
44% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Cox Communications
88% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

3. Earthlink Business
87% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

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

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

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

7. Easy Internet Now
95% available in San Marcos
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
8. Zayo Group
11% available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. One Ring Networks
52% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Wave.Band
74% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Ooma
93% available in San Marcos
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
1. Mint
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Cox Communications
88% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

Limited availability in select areas

4. Verizon Wireless
88% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
100% available in San Marcos
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 San Marcos

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

Average starting price
$74.04/mo

Average speed
181.7 Mbps

Fastest provider

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San Marcos Residential Internet Coverage

San Marcos, with its population of 83,000 people, is a growing suburban community of California. The city is conveniently located close to many California cities, including Escondido and Carlsbad.

For those who want options, AT&T is a common choice. Through AT&T, customers can choose fiber or DSL. The AT&T network runs as far north as Buena Creek, as far south as Rancho Santa Fe, as far west as San Marcos Boulevard, and as far east as Rock Springs.

Another service provider with a huge service area is Cox Communications. This coverage map reaches all of San Marcos, running past the city limits in all directions.

When it comes to cable, Time Warner Spectrum is a popular choice.Service is available in much of central San Marcos and most of southwestern San Marcos.

National provider New Edge Networks brings coverage to select San Marcos neighborhoods. Some of the areas that benefit from New Edge Networks coverage include Rancho Santa Fe and Lake San Marcos.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in San Marcos

Average download speed
181.74 Mbps

Average upload speed
35.52 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
17 ms

Average jitter
37.15 ms

 

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Summary of San Marcos 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 1000 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 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 San Marcos

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

AT&T

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Cristobal C | 01-18-2022

Absolute worst service possible. Wifi is slow and constantly issues and to make it worse they have no customer care. You will be stuck speaking to a robot

Was this review helpful? Yes 4 No 1

Cox Communications

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Clinton K | 04-04-2017

I've had cox since 2000. Their internet has always been perfect. Then they started branching out with telephone, cellphone,TV and many other forms of media that failed. That's about when prices started to surreptitiously go up and quality went down. There really wasn't anything we could do since they were the only provider and they knew that. So we've been forced to pay due to lack of alternatives. Cable TV prices in the triple digits, with bad receiver/converter boxes. I'd change out my converter box every three months. They're all refurbished and overheat causing the signal to lock up for days. I was constantly told it was something on my end that was causing it and that I needed a technician to come out. They never sent a cox tech, they always sent a contractor who had no customer service skills. Their "bundle" service was ridiculous. You get phone, TV & internet all in one from them yet when the modem would update or malfunction, you would lose all three services. You can't call them either with NO phone service. It took me at least 3 months to cancel all but one service and they kept pro-rating me. I just got tired of them helping themselves to my bank account. Although their internet was consistent and I still have it. I've found that Direct TV wasn't any better but that's a whole different review.

Was this review helpful? Yes 57 No 2

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Cox Communications

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Clinton K | 04-04-2017

I've had cox since 2000. Their internet has always been perfect. Then they started branching out with telephone, cellphone,TV and many other forms of media that failed. That's about when prices started to surreptitiously go up and quality went down. There really wasn't anything we could do since they were the only provider and they knew that. So we've been forced to pay due to lack of alternatives. Cable TV prices in the triple digits, with bad receiver/converter boxes. I'd change out my converter box every three months. They're all refurbished and overheat causing the signal to lock up for days. I was constantly told it was something on my end that was causing it and that I needed a technician to come out. They never sent a cox tech, they always sent a contractor who had no customer service skills. Their "bundle" service was ridiculous. You get phone, TV & internet all in one from them yet when the modem would update or malfunction, you would lose all three services. You can't call them either with NO phone service. It took me at least 3 months to cancel all but one service and they kept pro-rating me. I just got tired of them helping themselves to my bank account. Although their internet was consistent and I still have it. I've found that Direct TV wasn't any better but that's a whole different review.

Was this review helpful? Yes 57 No 2

AT&T

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Cristobal C | 01-18-2022

Absolute worst service possible. Wifi is slow and constantly issues and to make it worse they have no customer care. You will be stuck speaking to a robot

Was this review helpful? Yes 4 No 1

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