Irvine, CA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Irvine, 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 Irvine 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||Cox||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||94.9%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||25.8%|
|3||Alphabet||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||15.4%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Irvine 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
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Irvine compare to Orange County? The average speed in Irvine is 44.71 Mbps which is faster than Orange County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.
Irvine Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 61.2% of the Orange County population
The average upload speed in Irvine is 13.79 Mbps. This is 36.4% faster than the Orange County average and 18.9% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Irvine is 44.71 Mbps based upon 1948184 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 98.3% of Orange County residents
Cable internet is available to 93.8% of the Irvine population
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 Irvine 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 Cox as the top provider for Irvine, California.
How do the internet speeds in Irvine compare to other cities in California?
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Irvine, CA residents.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Irvine, California?
The following zip codes were used: 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92610, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92617, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623, 92637, 92650, 92660, 92676, 92697, 92698 and 92709
Who has the fastest internet service in Irvine?
Cox, AT&T and Alphabet with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Irvine.
Irvine 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.
- 250+ channels
- Contour voice remote control
- Customizable add-ons
- Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 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