Satellite Internet Providers in Los Angeles

The best part of satellite internet from providers like Hughes net or Viasat is that you can get it almost anywhere—including every area of Los Angeles, even those that don't have traditional internet access. 

Big cities usually have multiple internet provider options, so we want to make it clear: Satellite internet should be your second choice if you have reliable fiber internet or cable internet providers in your area. So before you sign up, make sure you don’t have cheaper (or faster) options available. 

But there are plenty of people left without internet access in blackout pockets in big cities like LA (where cable providers have decided its not worth running cables to, money-wise), rural areas outside of LA, and homes in the mountains where land-based infrastructure can be trickier to layout. If that's you, satellite internet is the best choice to keep you connected.  

Fortunately, satellite internet in Los Angeles is faster than ever. Hughesnet may only offer 100Mbps speeds (perfect for low-internet users and at a cheaper price), but Viasat and Starlink offer up to 150Mbps, with faster speeds planned in the future. 100Mbps is plenty internet speed for most people, so take a closer look at your satellite internet options in Los Angeles.

Best satellite internet providers in Los Angeles

Intro. Price
Internet type
99% in Los Angeles
Intro. Price
Up to 150Mbps
Internet type
99% in Los Angeles

HughesNet and Viasat are the best satellite internet options in Los Angeles because they offer the most availability. They have higher latency than Starlink internet has, but they're also more reliable in their coverage map and can offer up to the same speeds. Viasat even has generous data priority data caps, so it's a perfect choice for the heavier internet user, while HughesNet is a great budget pick for those looking to simply check email and search online.

Best internet providers in Los Angeles

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
Intro. Price
Internet type
Fixed wireless
99% in Los Angeles
AT&T Fiber
Intro. Price
Up to 5,000Mbps
Internet type
99% in Los Angeles

*Above pricing is after $10/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount with a debit card or bank account; if using a credit card, then price is $5/mo more.

Intro. Price
Up to 100Mbps
Internet type
99% in Los Angeles

So remember when we said to try to get another internet type besides satellite if you can? Well, Spectrum, AT&T, and T-Mobile all offer the most widely available satellite internet alternatives in LA. Spectrum offers cable internet service that delivers up to 1,000Mbps, AT&T offers fiber hookups with plans reaching 5,000Mbps (5Gbps), and T-Mobile is a 5G home internet provider helping more out-of-the-way users get 72–245Mbps speeds.

You're more likely to be able to get T-Mobile Home Internet or Spectrum than AT&T's fiber internet, but if you're in one of the big city's hotspots and fiber's available, we recommend going with it. Fiber internet's speed and reliability are second to none, even if its availability is significantly lower compared to other internet types (especially satellite).

What is the fastest internet in Los Angeles?

We've shown you the best—as in, most widely available—internet in LA, but if you're looking purely for internet horsepower, the providers look a little different. If you're located in an area of LA where internet providers abound and fiber is a given, you can peruse your share of the fastest internet options in the city of angels.

AT&T Fiber
Our Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
• $55.00–$245.00/mo.*
• Up to 5,000Mbps
• Availability: 93%
Our Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
• $19.99–$89.99/mo.**
• Up to 1,000Mbps
• Availability: 99%
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
• $69.99–$299.99/mo.***
• Up to 100Mbps
• Availability: 99%
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
• $49.95–$189.95/mo.
• Up to 5,000Mbps
• Availability: 93%

*Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. Ltd. availability/areas. **For 12 months when bundled. Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® Gig promotion price is $89.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. ***Prices and availability vary by location. Installation fees, monthly equipment lease fees, and taxes may apply. After 500 GB of High-Speed Data usage, you still have unlimited access to Standard Data, which may result in slower speed. †with a 12 month contract.

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.

What is the cheapest internet provider in Los Angeles?

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. 

View plan
Starry InternetStarry Internet$15.00/mo.Up to 30MbpsUnlimited
SpectrumSpectrum Internet® Assist 30 Mbps$19.99/mo.*Up to 30MbpsUnlimited
VerizonVerizon LTE Home Internet$25.00/mo.**Up to 300MbpsUnlimited
HughesNetHughesNet 50 GB Data Plan$74.99/mo.***25Mbps50GB

†Available in select areas only. Price per month with Auto Pay & without select 5G mobile plans. Fios plan prices include taxes & fees.*No contract required. Available in select areas only. **w/ Auto Pay. Available in select areas. ***Pricing for the first 6 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Pricing not available in all areas.

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).

Internet deals and promotions in Los Angeles

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What are the fiber internet providers in Los Angeles?

View plan
ATT$55.00–$245.00/mo.*Up to 5,000MbpsUnlimited
Frontier$49.99–$154.99/mo.**Up to 5,000MbpsUnlimited
Earthlink$49.95–$189.95/mo.***Up to 5,000MbpsUnlimited
Sonic Fiber Internet$49.99/mo.Up to 10GigabitsUnlimited

*Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. Ltd. availability/areas. **w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 5000/5000. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply. ***with a 12 month contract.

Sonic Fiber is clearly an excellent option with great speeds and prices, but it has only 52% availability in Los Angeles. If you can get it, great. Otherwise, you'll have to try another provider to get Los Angeles gigabit internet.

We highly recommend AT&T Fiber because it has the highest availability of any gigabit internet in Los Angeles. Frontier and EarthLink are solid fiber options too, of course, with the same max speeds, but aren't quite as widespread.

These aren't your only fiber internet providers in Los Angeles, though, so cruise our list below if you want more gigabit internet options.

All fiber internet in Los Angeles

  • AT&T Fiber
  • Sonic Fiber
  • Ting Fiber
  • Earthlink Fiber
  • Easy Internet Now Fiber
  • Hotwire Communications
  • Beyond Internet
  • Flume Fiber
  • Race Communications

Los Angeles internet availability

Since Los Angeles is a larger city, it's one of the lucky places that has multiple internet providers you can choose from. But the further outside of downtown Los Angeles you get, the more your choices pare down. Here's a look at internet in LA and where you can find it.

Los Angeles internet statistics

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Cities in Los Angeles County

  • Acton
  • Adams-Normandie
  • Agoura Hills
  • Agua Dulce
  • Alhambra
  • Alondra Park
  • Altadena
  • Antelope Acres
  • Arcadia
  • Arleta
  • Arlington Heights
  • Artesia
  • Athens
  • Atwater Village
  • Avalon
  • Avocado Heights
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Hills
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bandini
  • Bassett
  • Bel Air
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Beverly Crest
  • Beverly Glen
  • Beverly Grove
  • Beverly Hills
  • Beverlywood
  • Bouquet Canyon
  • Boyle Heights
  • Bradbury
  • Brentwood
  • Broadway-Manchester
  • Burbank
  • Calabasas
  • Canoga Park
  • Canyon Country
  • Carson
  • Carthay
  • Castaic
  • Central Avenue
  • Cerritos
  • Charter Oak
  • Chatsworth
  • Chinatown
  • Citrus
  • City of Industry
  • Claremont
  • Commerce
  • Compton
  • Covina
  • Crenshaw
  • Crystalaire
  • Cudahy
  • Culver City
  • Del Aire
  • Del Sur
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • Eagle Rock
  • East Los Angeles
  • East Pasadena
  • East Rancho Dominguez
  • East San Gabriel
  • Echo Park
  • El Camino Village
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • El Sereno
  • Elizabeth Lake
  • Encino
  • Expo Park
  • Fairmont
  • Firestone Park
  • Florence
  • Gardena
  • Glassell Park
  • Glendale
  • Glendora
  • Gorman
  • Graham
  • Granada Hills
  • Green Meadows
  • Green Valley
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Hancock Park
  • Harbor City
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Hi Vista
  • Hidden Hills
  • Highland Park
  • Hollywood
  • Huntington Park
  • Inglewood
  • Irwindale
  • Juniper Hills
  • Kagel Canyon
  • Kinneloa Mesa
  • Koreatown
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • La Crescenta
  • La Habra Heights
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Verne
  • Ladera Heights
  • Lake Balboa
  • Lake Hughes
  • Lake Los Angeles
  • Lake View Terrace
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Lawndale
  • Lennox
  • Leona Valley
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Littlerock
  • Llano
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Los Feliz
  • Los Nietos
  • Lynwood
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Mar Vista
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Maywood
  • Mid-Wilshire
  • Mint Canyon
  • Miracle Mile
  • Mission Hills
  • Monrovia
  • Monte Nido
  • Montebello
  • Montecito Heights
  • Monterey Park
  • Montrose
  • Mount Washington
  • Newhall
  • North El Monte
  • North Hills
  • North Hollywood
  • North Whittier
  • Northeast Antelope Valley
  • Northridge
  • Northwest Palmdale
  • Norwalk
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Pacoima
  • Palmdale
  • Palms
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Panorama City
  • Paramount
  • Pasadena
  • Pearblossom
  • Pico Rivera
  • Pico-Robertson
  • Pico-Union
  • Playa Del Rey
  • Playa Vista
  • Pomona
  • Porter Ranch
  • Quartz Hill
  • Ramona
  • Rancho Dominguez
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Rancho Park
  • Redondo Beach
  • Reseda
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Rosemead
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Dimas
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • San Pasqual
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Santa Monica
  • Sawtelle
  • Shadow Hills
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Sierra Madre
  • Signal Hill
  • Silver Lake
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Park
  • South Pasadena
  • South San Gabriel
  • South San Jose Hills
  • South Whittier
  • Southeast Antelope Valley
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Studio City
  • Sun Valley
  • Sun Village
  • Sunland
  • Sylmar
  • Tarzana
  • Temple City
  • Toluca Lake
  • Topanga
  • Torrance
  • Tujunga
  • Tujunga Canyons
  • Unincorporated Catalina
  • Island
  • Unincorporated Santa
  • Monica Mountains
  • Universal City
  • University Park
  • Val Verde
  • Valencia
  • Valinda
  • Valley Glen
  • Valley Village
  • Valyermo
  • Van Nuys
  • Venice
  • Verdugo City
  • Vermont Knolls
  • Vermont Square
  • Vermont Vista
  • Vermont-Slauson
  • Vernon
  • View Park-Windsor Hills
  • Vincent
  • Walnut
  • Walnut Park
  • Watts
  • West Athens
  • West Carson
  • West Compton
  • West Covina
  • West Hills
  • West Hollywood
  • West Los Angeles
  • West Puente Valley
  • West Whittier
  • Westchester
  • Westlake
  • Westlake Village
  • Westmont
  • Westwood
  • Whittier
  • Willowbrook
  • Wilmington
  • Winnetka
  • Woodland Hills

Travel Wi-Fi: Los Angeles internet

When you need internet on the go in Los Angeles, you can use either your cell service, a hotspot you carry with you from a cell provider, or you can always access free internet via public Wi-Fi. Here are the more dependable ways to access these kinds of internet connections while you're traveling in LA.

How can I get free Internet in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles parks

  • Pershing Square
  • Echo Park Lake
  • Reseda Park
  • Griffith Observatory, 
  • Venice Beach
  • Cabrillo Beach

Look for the "Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi" network to access internet in these areas.

Lost Angeles hotel lobbies

  • The Standard Downtown
  • Andaz West Hollywood
  • Custom Hotel
  • Beverly Hills Hotel
  • Hilton Los Angeles Airport

There are more hotels where you can get Wi-Fi access, but here's some of the most popular and accessible options. 

Los Angeles general public Wi-Fi buildings

  • Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Staples Center 
  • Dodgers Stadium
  • Los Angeles International Airport

When you're using public Wi-Fi hotspots, don't log in to and check sensitive data (think banking information and government forms), since these networks are more easily hacked and data leaked. You also shouldn't expect blazing fast speeds, since there are multiple users on the networks at all times.

If you do want faster speeds while connected to these free internet options in LA, some of them offer upgraded speeds for a price. The Los Angeles International Airport, for example, has a Premium Access tier that costs $4.95 an hour or $7.95 for 24 hours. We'd usually recommend using your phone plan's data before relying on this.

Speaking of which, let's take a look at which cell phone carrier you can rely on for internet while you're traveling in Los Angeles.

Cell service in Los Angeles by carrier

  1. Verizon 
  2. Visible
  3. AT&T
  4. T-Mobile
  5. Mint Mobile

According to CoverageCritic, Verizon has the most coverage of any cell provider in Los Angeles. If you're traveling to or through the City of Angels and want reliable internet via your carrier, Verizon or Visible (which uses Verizon's network) are the easy choices. That also means Verizon's Home Internet service is probably pretty good, but it's not a portable internet service, so maybe stick to Verizon hotspots and data plans for now.

Los Angeles satellite internet FAQ

How can I get internet service outside the LA metro area?

Satellite internet from Viasat or HughesNet is available everywhere, including rural areas of northern Los Angeles County in the mountains or near the desert. Satellite internet may not be your only option though. AT&T, Spectrum, and a handful of smaller local providers might also be available outside of the bustling parts of LA. Enter your zip code below to see the exact providers available in your area.

Enter your zip code to find the best internet providers near you.

How much is Wi-Fi a month in LA?

A good internet plan in LA costs as low as about $50 a month, but they can reach up to around $200 per month if you get blazing-fast gigabit speeds. That actually makes the average LA internet bill less than the average cable and internet bill in California, which, according to SoFi, is about $117 a month

When will Starlink satellite internet be available in Los Angeles?

Starlink by SpaceX is already available in Los Angeles, but keep an eye out if you haven't signed up for it already. While Starlink how lower latency than other satellite internet providers, Starlink availability also fluctuates due to its overtaxed network. Early in 2023, for example, Starlink wasn't available for new signups across the West Coast—then it was opened again later in the year. Check Starlink's availability map for the most up-to-date information.

Is there fiber internet in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles has quite the assortment of fiber home internet providers, so rest assured, you can get the most stable, fastest internet tech out there—if you live in LA metro area. If you're in one of the cities on the edge of LA county, you might find fiber internet in Los Angeles doesn't reach you. You can check for sure using our zip form above.

What is the Internet speed in California?

The average internet download speed in California is 131.0Mbps, according to's 2022 survey. The Federal Communications Commission defines high-speed internet (broadband internet) as 25Mbps, so California's average internet speed is living large.