Internet providers in Santa Cruz, CA

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1. Xfinity
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. AT&T
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
3. Spectrum
25% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

4. EarthLink
87% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
12Mbps

User Rating (44)
5. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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6. HughesNet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
7. Viasat
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
9. Earthlink Home Internet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Surfnet Communications
82% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Etheric Networks
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
12. Cruzio Internet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (10)
2. Spectrum
25% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

3. HughesNet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
4. Viasat
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Ooma
82% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Zayo Group
20% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Surfnet Communications
82% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Etheric Networks
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
9. Cruzio Internet
99% available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in Santa Cruz
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

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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Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Go with Xfinity for incredibly fast download speeds. Choose Spectrum for unlimited data and no equipment fees.

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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. Xfinity

If you need a lot of speed for your large household, go with AT&T Fiber. Opt for Xfinity to get its widely available high speeds.

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What is the best internet provider in Santa Cruz?

Internet Provider Types in Santa Cruz


Cable

85%
Coverage


DSL

91%
Coverage


Fiber

100%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Santa Cruz


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Santa Cruz
100%
California
79%
USA

Santa Cruz Residential Internet Coverage

The California city of Santa Cruz has over 64,000 residents. With its proximity to state parks, the ocean, and other natural attractions, it's a major option for residents and tourists. Several internet service providers bring coverage to this region.

Those interested in getting DSL or fiber optic internet can find what they need with AT&T. AT&T has a DSL network and a fiber network. Together, they span all of Santa Cruz, running to Bonny Doon in the north, Delaware Avenue in the south, Cabrillo in the west, and Soquel in the east.

Xfinity is an established cable service provider in Santa Cruz. Through this provider, cable coverage is available in all of Santa Cruz. Charter is another cable option, but its network is limited to the eastern edges of Santa Cruz.

Sonic.net is an option for many Santa Cruz residents. High-speed coverage is accessible in neighborhoods like Paradise Park, Empira Grade, and Broadway.

The coverage area of New Edge Networks is similar to that of Sonic.net. Service extends to the entire city, reaching beyond the city limits in several directions.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Santa Cruz

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Cruzio Internet offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

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Summary of Santa Cruz internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
AT&T DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5
EarthLink DSL 12 Mbps 2.0/5
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Earthlink Home Internet LTE Home 100 Mbps N/A
Surfnet Communications Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps N/A
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Cruzio Internet Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A

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 Santa Cruz

AT&T

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GLEN B | 01-24-2022

Both slow and unreliable when it's working. Waiting two weeks for repair and still no work started.

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