Compare Internet Services in California (CA)

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Internet Speed and Connection in California


Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster


Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster


37 Mbps

Average Speed

Average Mbps download speed

Top 3 Metro Locations in California

Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim – Population 13,291,486

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale – Population 10,105,518

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward – Population 4,729,484

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California breakdown of Internet coverage

The largest metro area in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim with a population of 13,291,486.00. This is followed by the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metro area, with a population of 10,105,518.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.

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Data from FCC Broadband Deployment

Number of fixed residential broadband providers


Coverage by Internet type

91% get DSL

94% get Cable

28% get Fiber

100% get Satellite

Broadband government information

The California Broadband Cooperative’s Digital 395 Middle Mile project proposes to build a new 553-mile, 10 Gbps middle-mile fiber network that would mainly follow U.S. Route 395 between southern and northern California. In addition to 36 municipalities, the project’s proposed service area encompasses six Indian reservations and two military bases.

CA Internet news

The Broadband Awareness and Adoption project of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) proposes to increase adoption of broadband in vulnerable and low-income communities in Los Angeles, the Central Valley, Orange County, San Diego, and the Inland Empire.

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