San Luis Obispo, CA High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in San Luis Obispo, 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 San Luis Obispo 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
1SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps99.8%
2AT&TDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps31.7%
3Peak WiFiwireless100 Mbps100 Mbps84.6%
4Outback Internetwireless35 Mbps15 Mbps57.7%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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San Luis Obispo 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

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in San Luis Obispo compare to San Luis Obispo County? The average speed in San Luis Obispo is 34.84 Mbps which is faster than San Luis Obispo County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.

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San Luis Obispo Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in San Luis Obispo is 33.7% faster than the average in California and 7.5% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 0.6% of the San Luis Obispo County population

  • The average internet download speed in San Luis Obispo is 34.84 Mbps based upon 242032 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.8% of the San Luis Obispo population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 31.7% of San Luis Obispo residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in San Luis Obispo, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city

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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 San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo, California.

How do the internet speeds in San Luis Obispo compare to other cities in California?

Click through to see how the San Luis Obispo broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Colton, Davis, East Palo Alto, East Porterville, Hayfork, Las Lomas, Stanton

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 San Luis Obispo, California?

The following zip codes were used: 93401, 93403, 93405, 93406, 93407 and 93410

Who has the fastest internet service in San Luis Obispo?

AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in San Luis Obispo.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in San Luis Obispo - AT&T.

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.




San Luis Obispo 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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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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