Watsonville, California Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 7 choices for service in Watsonville, 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 Watsonville 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||Cruzio Holdings||wireless||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||94.5%|
|3||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.3%|
|4||Etheric Networks||wireless||80 Mbps||80 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||Razzo Link||wireless||50 Mbps||50 Mbps||100.0%|
|6||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Watsonville 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 Watsonville have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Watsonville compare to Santa Cruz County? The average speed in Watsonville is 26.57 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.
Watsonville Internet Access Facts
There are 7 residential internet providers in Watsonville, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Watsonville is 2% faster than the average in California and 18% 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 Watsonville is 26.57 Mbps based upon 205384 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.3% of the Watsonville population
Fiber optic internet is available to 9.0% of Watsonville 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 Watsonville 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 Cruzio Holdings as the top provider for Watsonville, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Watsonville?
Cruzio Holdings and AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Watsonville.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Watsonville, California?
The following zip codes were used: 95019, 95076 and 95077
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 Watsonville 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|
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How do the internet speeds in Watsonville compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Watsonville broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Camino Tassajara, Cotati, Hacienda Heights, Hayfork, Ramona, Signal Hill, Stanton
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Watsonville - 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 Watsonville, California?
Cruzio Holdings, Etheric Networks and Razzo Link provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Watsonville.
Watsonville 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