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Los Angeles residential internet coverage
Broadband internet service (internet with a download speed of at least 25 Mbps) is available to 99% of Los Angeles residents. That means that nearly every Angeleno has access to broadband internet. Several internet service providers of different types and sizes are available in LA, but AT&T and Spectrum serve the most areas.
Since Los Angeles is such a sprawling megalopolis, the internet services available at your residence will vary greatly depending on what neighborhood you’re in. Here’s a breakdown of what kind of service you’ll find in different parts of the city:
West Los Angeles
Spectrum has you covered for cable internet in Westside areas like Brentwood, Westwood, and Santa Monica—its network spans the entire city. AT&T, meanwhile, offers DSL and fiber options in most of the Westside. However, AT&T isn’t available in coastal communities from Marina del Rey up to Topanga State Park.
If you would like a fiber option in those parts of town, Frontier runs its FiOS fiber-optic service along the coast from the Pacific Palisades to Marina del Rey down to LAX. Frontier’s network then stretches inland to cover areas like Culver City and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sonic has DSL coverage in much of this area as well, covering Sawtelle and a bit of Culver City just west of I-405. It also covers Century City, Palms, Ladera Heights, and other areas directly east of I-405.
Central Los Angeles
AT&T is the main fiber-optic internet option in Hollywood, Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire, Downtown, and other parts of central Los Angeles.
For cable internet, Spectrum has a wide reach in Central Los Angeles, covering Downtown, Westlake, Little Tokyo, and all the rest. Sonic delivers DSL internet in the same area, with the exception of the University of Southern California campus just north of Exposition Blvd.
Oddly, there seems to be one, tiny, street-block–sized pocket in LA’s Fashion District where there’s no internet available from Spectrum or Sonic. We’re not sure why that’s the case, but if you happen to be in that very, highly specific spot and need internet, we suggest AT&T.
East/Northeast Los Angeles
Whether you’re living in Silver Lake, Highland Park, or Boyle Heights, Spectrum and AT&T both offer high-speed cable internet across the entirety of LA’s thriving and diverse east and northeast neighborhoods.
AT&T provides fiber-optic and DSL coverage, while Spectrum offers cable internet. In addition to East and Northeast LA, they’re both available further east into San Gabriel Valley suburbs like Pasadena, Alhambra, Altadena, and Rosemead. However, AT&T’s coverage cuts off around the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. So, you may have trouble getting fiber options if you’re living in Irwindale or West Covina.
For its part, Sonic provides DSL internet from Griffith Park through the city of East Los Angeles and out to the San Gabriel Valley. DSL tends to be slower than cable, but this is worth considering as a more affordable option.
South Los Angeles
AT&T and Spectrum both provide plenty of internet coverage in the southern parts of Los Angeles, including areas like Leimert Park and Central-Alameda just south of Interstate 10, covering LAX and Inglewood and heading down as far as San Pedro.
However, AT&T’s fiber and DSL network falls off in much of Long Beach, while Spectrum doesn’t provide service in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. AT&T also isn’t available in the coastal cities of Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
Frontier’s FiOS network covers LAX, falls off in El Segundo, and picks up again at Rosecrans Ave. and stretches into southwestern Los Angeles County. Frontier would be an alternative if you can’t get fiber service from AT&T in this area.
If you live in the South Bay cities of Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, or San Pedro, you can get cable internet from Cox Communications. The Palos Verdes Peninsula is the only place in the city where Cox operates.
San Fernando Valley
AT&T delivers fiber and DSL coverage all across the San Fernando Valley. Spectrum provides cable internet in much the same area. So, you’ll be good to go for broadband internet if you’re living in Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood, or further out in areas like Chatsworth or Calabasas.
AT&T’s network cuts off in Sylmar, but Spectrum offers internet there. Both internet providers also don’t have service available in remote parts of Simi Valley, especially in a stretch east of Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park.
Frontier’s FiOS network has some availability in the Valley, covering the Van Nuys Airport and Sherman Oaks. It’s also available in Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, and other communities straddling California State Route 118. But Frontier doesn’t have internet in areas closer to US Route 101, including North Hollywood, Studio City, and Canoga Park.
Last but not least, Sonic provides DSL internet in most of the San Fernando Valley, including Sherman Oaks, Encino, North Hollywood, and West Hills. But its availability cuts off as you go further north, stopping once you reach more remote suburbs like Shadow Hills, Arleta, and Granada Hills.
Now for some Hollywood trivia. You know that part in the 1995 coming-of-age classic Clueless when Alicia Silverstone gets mugged on a street corner beneath a giant neon sign for a store called Circus Liquor?
AT&T, Spectrum, and Sonic all provide internet service in the area surrounding this North Hollywood landmark—which stands at the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Vineland Avenue.
Almost all internet providers in Los Angeles allow you to bundle your internet service with a TV or phone service. You can use our availability map below to see which providers are available in your neighborhood.