There are 23 residential cable providers in California covering 94.74% of the state. The largest cable company is Spectrum, available to 52% of California homes. Call Spectrum first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

The Top 20 Cable Providers in California

State ProviderAvailabilityCalifornia SpeedsGet Service
Spectrum52%

60 to 400 Mbps

356.54 Mbps Avg.

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1-855-908-9152

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 20,098,987 people who can get cable from Spectrum in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 5 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Spectrum is 400 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum California customers is 356.54 Mbps.

XFINITY (Comcast)32.46%

100 to 987 Mbps

985.85 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 12,543,693 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 4 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) California customers is 985.85 Mbps.

Cox Communications8.77%

300 to 300 Mbps

300 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cox Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 3,388,900 people who can get cable from Cox Communications in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cox Communications potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cox Communications offers no different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Cox Communications is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cox Communications California customers is 300 Mbps.

Wave Broadband2.87%

3 to 1000 Mbps

998.87 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Wave Broadband customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,109,040 people who can get cable from Wave Broadband in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Wave Broadband potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Wave Broadband offers 2 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Wave Broadband is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Wave Broadband California customers is 998.87 Mbps.

Suddenlink0.58%

1.5 to 1000 Mbps

329.33 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Suddenlink customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 225,827 people who can get cable from Suddenlink in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Suddenlink potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Suddenlink offers 6 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Suddenlink is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Suddenlink California customers is 329.33 Mbps.

Mediacom0.48%

100 to 1000 Mbps

432.09 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Mediacom customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 185,829 people who can get cable from Mediacom in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mediacom potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mediacom offers 3 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Mediacom is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mediacom California customers is 432.09 Mbps.

Giggle Fiber0.21%

500 to 500 Mbps

500 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Giggle Fiber customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 81,158 people who can get cable from Giggle Fiber in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Giggle Fiber potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Giggle Fiber offers no different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Giggle Fiber is 500 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Giggle Fiber California customers is 500 Mbps.

Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems0.1%

12 to 1000 Mbps

829.54 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 36,830 people who can get cable from Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems offers 10 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems California customers is 829.54 Mbps.

Northland Communications0.1%

24 to 100 Mbps

28.27 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Northland Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 36,719 people who can get cable from Northland Communications in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Northland Communications potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Northland Communications offers 2 different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from Northland Communications is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Northland Communications California customers is 28.27 Mbps.

San Bruno Municipal Cable TV0.08%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of San Bruno Municipal Cable TV customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 29,925 people who can get cable from San Bruno Municipal Cable TV in California. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of San Bruno Municipal Cable TV potential customers in California who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. San Bruno Municipal Cable TV offers no different speeds throughout California. The fastest speed anyone in California can get from San Bruno Municipal Cable TV is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all San Bruno Municipal Cable TV California customers is 100 Mbps.

 

 

* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in California. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

California residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like Spectrum and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

1-844-784-2127

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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1-833-562-8571

More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in California

California customers can get an average of 540.57 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 3.2% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 1.5 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Northwest California, and slower in the neighborhoods to the East. Cable is the fastest internet in 84.24% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

California Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in California

Cable internet is available to 94.74% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

California Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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What zip codes have cable in California and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
9320273.89%
9323091.48%
9321256.57%
9324249.97%
9324584.79%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
9326678.29%
9366283.49%
9363173.63%
932010%
9362577.48%

Cable in Your California Neighborhood

Spectrum is the primary cable provider for California's central, east, south and southeast neighborhoods. XFINITY (Comcast) also has cable internet service in California's northwest, north and west regions. Some areas in California may be uncovered, especially areas with very few homes.

Compared with the rest of the county, California has much greater access to cable versus other states and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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