Best Costa Mesa Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Costa Mesa, CA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Costa Mesa by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||93.2%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Costa Mesa CA Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Costa Mesa of 14.33 Mbps are faster than the Orange County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.
Costa Mesa Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Orange County is 29.15 Mbps based upon 12262528 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Costa Mesa is 14.33 Mbps. This is 94.7% faster than the average in California and 23.5% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Costa Mesa is 73.1% faster than the Orange County average and 55.7% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Costa Mesa is 14.33 Mbps. This is 41.7% faster than the Orange County average and 23.5% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.3% of Orange County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 32.7% of Orange County residents
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Costa Mesa residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Spectrum as the top provider for Costa Mesa, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Costa Mesa?
AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Costa Mesa.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Costa Mesa, California?
The following zip codes were used: 92626, 92627 and 92628
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Costa Mesa internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Costa Mesa compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Costa Mesa broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cherry Valley, Cottonwood, Davis, Mccloud, Montalvin Manor, Rancho Tehama Reserve, South San Francisco
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Costa Mesa - AT&T.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Costa Mesa, California?
Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Costa Mesa.
Costa Mesa Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages