AT&T Fiber and EarthLink both use fiber technology to offer some of the fastest internet in Los Angeles. Just keep your eye on Earthlink if you plan to sign up; Earthlink also offers some DSL-only plans, so you want to make sure you're getting the fiber, or at least fiber backbone, internet plans before signing anything.
Spectrum Los Angeles internet reaches speeds up to 1,000Mbps—plenty for any household—but keep in mind it uses cable wires, not fiber, which means you could experience slight slowdowns during peak times. If you want to know more about Spectrum, check out our Best Cable Providers breakdown.
Viasat, meanwhile, is one of the fastest satellite internet providers in the U.S., offering a full 100Mbps. You can be sure it's available where you live because of its 99% coverage, but do remember that satellite internet is almost always more expensive than land-based providers, so plan out your monthly expense before signing up.
The fiber internet providers are all well and good, but those gig speeds can be pricey. And if there's anything we can appreciate, it's saving money. So if you're looking for home internet in Los Angeles on a budget, check out these internet plans below.
We've organized the best, cheap internet plan in Los Angeles in order of low to high monthly bill. Starry internet is fixed wireless, Spectrum is cable internet, Verizon is a 4G (and sometimes 5G) home internet provider, and HughesNet is satellite internet. So wherever you live in Los Angeles, you should be able to get a cheap internet plan, even if not all of these providers are available in all areas of LA.
Keep in mind that cheap internet plans always come with some kind of con (every internet plan does, really). HughesNet's cheapest plan gives you only 30GB of priority data per month, for example. And Starry Internet and Spectrum Internet both give you only 30Mbps. That's plenty for a single person, but it might be a little slow for a family.
Verizon Home Internet's $25 monthly price, on the other hand, is only for Verizon mobile customers. If you want Verizon LTE, 4G, or 5G home internet, it'll cost you either $50 per month or $70 per month, depending on whether you want up to 300Mbps or 1,000Mbps respectively. Those prices aren't half bad either, but a big enough jump from the $25-a-month price that it's worth mentioning.
We always suggest choosing an internet provider by matching your monthly speed and data needs to the provider, plus taking into account any perks you might have available (example: Verizon customers in LA should definitely consider Verizon Home Internet if they can't get fiber).