Best Rancho Santa Margarita Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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
1CoxCable1000 Mbps35 Mbps95.1%
2AT&TDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps89.3%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Rancho Santa Margarita 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.

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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 Rancho Santa Margarita of 10.61 Mbps are faster than the Orange County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.

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Rancho Santa Margarita Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 98.3% of Orange County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 32.7% of Orange County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Orange County is 29.15 Mbps based upon 12262528 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Rancho Santa Margarita is 95.5% faster than the average in California and 57.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Rancho Santa Margarita is 10.61 Mbps. This is 4.9% faster than the Orange County average and 8.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 6.8% of Rancho Santa Margarita residents

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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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

How do the internet speeds in Rancho Santa Margarita compare to other cities in California?

Click through to see how the Rancho Santa Margarita broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Collierville, Gridley, March Arb, Mi Wuk Village, Patterson Tract, Thermalito, Tiburon

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, California?

The following zip codes were used: 92678, 92679, 92688 and 92692

Who has the fastest internet service in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Cox and AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Rancho Santa Margarita.




Rancho Santa Margarita 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.


Cox

  • 250+ channels
  • Contour voice remote control
  • Customizable add-ons
  • Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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