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Internet providers in Santa Barbara, CA

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1. Cox Communications
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

New customers receive $100 Prepaid MasterCard when signing up for 250Mbps plan or higher (terms apply). Offer expires 10/6/23

2. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $150 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

3. Frontier
99% available in Santa Barbara
Frontier
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
4. HughesNet
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(217)

Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 11/13/23

5. Viasat
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. ispMint
99% available in Santa Barbara
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
7. Unlimitedville
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
8. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Frontier
56% available in Santa Barbara
Frontier
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
Link not provided
2. HughesNet
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(217)

Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 11/13/23

3. Viasat
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. ispMint
99% available in Santa Barbara
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
5. Ooma
80% available in Santa Barbara
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. Unlimitedville
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
7. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Cox Communications
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G

User Rating

New customers receive $100 Prepaid MasterCard when signing up for 250Mbps plan or higher (terms apply). Offer expires 10/6/23

2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Mint
Available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Visible
Available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

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

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What is the best internet provider in Santa Barbara?

Internet Provider Types in Santa Barbara


Cable

95%
Coverage


DSL

99%
Coverage


Fiber

100%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Santa Barbara


3 Mbps

85%
Availability


10 Mbps

85%
Availability


25 Mbps

85%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

85%
Santa Barbara
94%
California
79%
USA

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Santa Barbara Residential Internet Coverage

While choosing internet in Santa Barbara, customers can compare a variety of fiber, cable, satellite, and DSL providers.

Frontier Communications has a solid, well-established coverage area that spans the entirety of Santa Barbara. DSL service is provided by Frontier. This company_s high-speed internet service is available as far north as neighborhoods like Upper State and Riviera, stretching southward to Mesa and Waterfront. Service runs west to east from Las Positas to Eastside. The central area of Santa Barbara is fully within this provider_s service area; covered neighborhoods include Westside and Downtown.

Nearly all of Santa Barbara is within the service area of New Edge Networks, with the exception of Las Positas and Mesa, both located in the southwestern part of Santa Barbara. New Edge Networks has a DSL network and a copper wireline network.

Satellite internet is provided by Hughesnet, a nationally established satellite provider that brings satellite to almost all of Santa Barbara.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Santa Barbara

Frontier offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Cox Communications offers internet at speeds up to 2000 Mbps

Ranch WiFi offers internet at speeds up to 2000 Mbps

T-Mobile Home Internet offers internet at speeds up to 245 Mbps

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Summary of Santa Barbara internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Cox Communications Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Cox Communications
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Unlimitedville LTE Home 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Unlimitedville
Ranch WiFi Fiber & Fixed Wireless 2000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Ranch WiFi

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.

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