Internet providers in San Marcos, CA

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

Self Installation Available 

3. EarthLink
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Spectrum
55% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
5. Viasat
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
1. Ooma
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Megapath
51% available in San Marcos
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Viasat
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
5. Wave.Band
75% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. One Ring Networks
28% available in San Marcos
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info
2. T-Mobile
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in San Marcos
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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How much internet speed do I need?

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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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T is perfect for those who need affordable high-speed packages. Spectrum keeps things simple by offering three high-speed Internet packages.

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AT&T vs. Cox

Go with AT&T for great customer service on widely available internet packages. Get Cox for consistent speeds in affordable packages.

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Hughesnet vs. Viasat

Get low prices on satellite internet with HughesNet. Order Viasat for superior speeds and newer technology.

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Internet Provider Types in San Marcos


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

89%
Coverage


Fiber

3%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in San Marcos


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
San Marcos
94%
California
79%
USA

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.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in San Marcos

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

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Summary of San Marcos internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Cox Communications Cable 940 Mbps 3.0/5
EarthLink Fiber 100 Mbps 3.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5

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

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.

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