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Internet providers in Santa Barbara, CA

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

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

2. Spectrum
15% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. Cox Communications
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

4. Frontier
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

5. Hughesnet
99% available in Santa Barbara
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 Santa Barbara
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
7. ispMint
99% available in Santa Barbara
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
8. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Spectrum
15% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Cox Communications
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Limited availability in select areas

3. Frontier
65% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

4. Hughesnet
99% available in Santa Barbara
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 Santa Barbara
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. ispMint
99% available in Santa Barbara
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
7. Ooma
80% available in Santa Barbara
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
8. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Cox Communications
99% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Cox Communications
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

Limited availability in select areas

4. Verizon Wireless
45% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
97% available in Santa Barbara
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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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 Santa Barbara

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

Average starting price
$77.34/mo

Average speed
175.2 Mbps

Fastest provider

Most popular provider

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.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Santa Barbara

Average download speed
175.22 Mbps

Average upload speed
92.67 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
22.39 ms

Average jitter
37.6 ms

 

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Summary of Santa Barbara internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Cox Communications Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Cox Communications
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
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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