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California Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in CA

^ An estimated 25,332,690 California residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Info in CA by City

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Internet Availability in CA

^ Collectively (all cities), 76.6% of all California residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 28th in the nation [2].

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California Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in California

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in CA [3]
    • Median download speed: 6.06 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 1.78 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 18.91 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 5.24 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: California vs. the U.S.

How California landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in California

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in CA [3]
    • Median download speed: 2.59 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.93 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 8.45 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 2.88 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: California vs. the U.S.

How California wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in California

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in CA

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Asymmetric DSL10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Cable Modem50 Mb/s - 100 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Other Copper Wireline3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in CA

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s

Featured ISPs for California

AT&T

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California Internet Statistics

California Internet Connectivity

California: 68% of residents are connected, with 28.1% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in California


  • California Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 25,332,690 California residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 11,921,266 California residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • California Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 28,536,530 California residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in California

California: The median household income is $69,145; and 16% of households are below poverty level [6].


California Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

California Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in CA, median download speeds are 1.02 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.37 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in CA [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 6.13 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.36 Mb/s - 16.85 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 0.95 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.44 Mb/s - 2.89 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in CA [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.59 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.88 Mb/s - 8.45 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.93 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.41 Mb/s - 2.88 Mb/s

California Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of California [1]: 68% of CA residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 68% mark ranks California 37th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 24.8% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 5.6% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 9.5% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 28.1% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 32% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • California Internet Availability [2]
    • 76.6% of CA residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks California 28th in the country.

California Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in CA, median download speeds are 3.64 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.44 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in CA [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 8.85 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.36 Mb/s - 31.88 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 3.46 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.25 Mb/s - 10.26 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in CA [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 3.2 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.44 Mb/s - 7.99 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 0.94 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.47 Mb/s - 2.57 Mb/s

Additional information about California

About California

California has a population of approximately 37,253,956, which ranks 1st in the U.S. among all states. [6]

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More about California Internet Access

For more information about California Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding CA Internet service overall, visit California Public Utilities Commission .

More About California

Of all residents in California, 76% have a high school diploma or higher, and 26% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

California Cities

ZIP Codes in CA


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau