Internet providers in
San Marcos, CA

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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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.

2. AT&T
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Time Warner Spectrum
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. Cox Communications
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
1. Viasat
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. New Edge Networks
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
2. AT&T
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Time Warner Spectrum
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. Cox Communications
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
1. Viasat
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. New Edge Networks
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
1. TW Telecom
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
2. Megapath
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
1. Sprint
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
1. T-Mobile
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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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.

Internet Provider types in San Marcos


Cable

100%
Coverage

DSL

89%
Coverage

Fiber

3%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in San Marcos,CA


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
San Marcos
79%
USA

Summary of San Marcos Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
AT&TDSL & Fiber1000 Mbps3.5/5
Time Warner SpectrumCable50 Mbps3.5/5
Cox CommunicationsCable300 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
New Edge NetworksDSL & Other Copper Wireline2 MbpsN/A

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in San Marcos


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.

Clinton Keep San Marcos, CA2017-04-04

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