Rio del Mar, California Broadband Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 8 choices for service in Rio del Mar, 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 Rio del Mar 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
1XfinityCable600 Mbps15 Mbps100.0%
2AT&TDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps50.5%
3Cruzio Holdingswireless100 Mbps100 Mbps100.0%
4Etheric Networkswireless80 Mbps80 Mbps100.0%
5Razzo Linkwireless50 Mbps50 Mbps100.0%
6Sonic TelecomDSL80 Mbps20 Mbps66.8%
7ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
8HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Rio del Mar CA Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Rio del Mar have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Rio del Mar compare to Santa Cruz County? The average speed in Rio del Mar is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Santa Cruz County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.

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Rio del Mar Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Rio del Mar residents

  • There are 8 residential internet providers in Rio del Mar, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Rio del Mar is 23.9% faster than the average in California and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 42.8% of the Santa Cruz County population

  • The average internet download speed in Rio del Mar is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Rio del Mar population

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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 Rio del Mar 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Rio del Mar, California.

How do the internet speeds in Rio del Mar compare to other cities in California?

Click through to see how the Rio del Mar broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Gustine, Marysville, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, San Jacinto, San Mateo

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 Rio del Mar, California?

The following zip codes were used: 95001, 95003 and 95076

Who has the fastest internet service in Rio del Mar?

AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Rio del Mar.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there are 2 DSL providers in Rio del Mar - AT&T and Sonic Telecom.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.




Rio del Mar 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream 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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