Best internet providers in Glendale, California
From fixed wireless to fiber-optic, Glendale residents have many different options for internet providers. In our expert opinion, AT&T fiber is one of the best products on the market, with fast speeds, consistent reliability, and straightforward pricing.
Unfortunately, not everyone in Glendale will be able to get AT&T fiber. If you can’t, Spectrum and T-Mobile are also strong options with a few downsides in price and reliability.
- Plans starting at $55.00 - $180.00
- Download speeds up to 5000Mbps
- Upload speeds up to 5000Mbps
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- Plans starting at $29.99 - $169.97
- Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
- Upload speeds up to 35 Mbps
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- Plans starting at $50.00
- Download speeds up to 182 Mbps
- Upload speeds up to 23 Mbps
Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply.
Our top 3 ISP choices in Glendale, CA
AT&T wins our top vote in Glendale for its unbelievable speeds and reliability, but Spectrum and T-Mobile will most likely also get the job done with solid showings in speed and price.
#1: AT&T internet
AT&T internet reigns supreme because of one thing: its fiber product. AT&T fiber is one of the best values on the market with speeds up to 5 gigs and price options that don’t break the bank. You can actually get 300 Mbps—not the top speed offered but probably still more than you’ll need—starting at $55 a month. Plus, as a fiber product, incredibly fast uploads and download speeds are included.
Unfortunately, AT&T fiber coverage in Glendale is just okay, so you’ll want to check your location on our provider availability map. If you live closer to LA, you’ll probably be able to get it, but homes located more centrally might miss out.
Read our full AT&T review.
#2: Spectrum internet
Spectrum has 93% coverage in Glendale, meaning no matter where you live you’ll probably be able to get Spectrum internet. At face value, Spectrum is also one of the cheaper internet options in Glendale, offering 100 Mbps for $29.99 a month. Unfortunately, you’ll also be required to pay a one-time installation fee and a monthly equipment fee. You should also expect a substantial price increase after 12 months.
We don’t love the price increases, but we do appreciate Spectrum’s actual product. Spectrum has speeds up to 1 Gbps and has an excellent track record for reliability.
Read our full Spectrum review.
#3: T-Mobile Home internet
With great coverage in Glendale, T-Mobile Home Internet is an inexpensive option for home internet. In fact, if you’re already a T-Mobile customer, you might qualify for prices as low as $25 a month. For everyone else, it’ll run you closer to $50 a month.
As fixed wireless internet, T-Mobile does sacrifice some of the reliability that you get with fiber or cable. Depending on your location compared to the 5G tower or how busy the network is, speeds can vary from 30 Mbps to 182 Mbps. If you’re seriously considering T-Mobile, we suggest you try out T-Mobile’s 15-day free trial to see how the service is at your specific location.
Read our full T-Mobile review.
All internet providers in Glendale
As a suburb of LA, Glendale has a lot of options for internet providers. In addition to our top picks, you’ll also find several satellite companies and fixed wireless options, plus a low-coverage fiber company.
Satellite companies like Viasat or Starlink might look tempting because of their perfect coverage, but they also often come with higher prices and slower service. Fixed wireless options like Starry and Verizon have less coverage than T-Mobile Home Internet but might offer you a good deal depending on your location. And finally, Vast covers a mere 4.69% of Glendale with fiber internet, so for the most part, it’s not an option.
Fastest internet providers in Glendale
AT&T fiber has the fastest internet in Glendale with symmetrical download and upload speeds up to 5 Gbps. This is more than the average household needs, however, with most people’s needs being more than met by AT&T’s 1 Gbps plan. Spectrum and Starry also offer plans with download speeds up to 1 Gbps, so extremely fast speeds are still an option even if you can't get AT&T fiber.
How much speed do you need?
Cheapest internet providers in Glendale
The cheapest internet provider in Glendale will most likely be a fixed wireless internet company. Companies like T-Mobile or Verizon offer special prices for certain current customers with deals starting as low as $25 a month. Another fixed wireless company, Starry, offers discounted plans for low-income Glendale residents. In fact, with Starry Connect, you can get 30 Mbps for just $15 a month, but it’s dependent on you living in a precontracted building.
Internet options in nearby cities
Glendale’s internet provider offerings are pretty similar to surrounding cities. Most Los Angeles suburbs see AT&T fiber in the top spot, with Spectrum and T-Mobile somewhere slightly behind. Some areas like lower Los Angeles have higher AT&T fiber coverage than Glendale, but overall the internet options are pretty similar.
What Glendale residents are saying on Reddit
There isn’t a lot of chatter about internet providers from Glendale-specific users, but the greater LA area has a lot to say. People who scored AT&T fiber love its speed and reliability, while Spectrum users complain about outages and price hikes. Some people claim you can get better prices from Spectrum if you ask, but that doesn’t seem to be a given.
Hi guys, what internet service provider are you guys using? I’m by GCC and have had spectrum ultra for about a year and it’s been in and out for the past couple weeks. I just wait for it to go back on but i’m starting to lose my patience. Is there any other internet providers you would recommend? Its so frustrating.
It could be your dns servers. Ive seen customers face issues due to recent ddos internet attacks by russia. Try changing the dns settings on your computer to use this IP address 188.8.131.52 you can quickly search on youtube how to change your computers dns server
My Dad tried it in Cleveland, Ohio and he hated it. I'm a content creator from home and I want to try something cheaper but I cannot start it until April 18th because of a work trip. I'm aware of the 15 day test drive but I want to know everyone's experiences upfront.
My sister has it (lives along the 110) and she likes it. I use it when I’m visiting and had it in my house back in Denver and can’t complain about the reliability. It’s not gigabit internet but it gets the job done for Zoom and remote work
I'm an avid critic of their monopoly in certain areas of LA, but I have to recognize that their practice to proactively increase speeds without any request is a pleasant surprise.
Service suffers interruption 1-3 times a year, price is good with proper discounts etc.
Is all the criticism towards Spectrum justified?
I switched to AT&T fiber as soon as it was offered on my block, and it’s worked well for less than I was paying Spectrum. Spectrum kept raising their prices. Price suddenly went up 20% early in the pandemic. I was on hold on the phone for 2 hours only to be told they weren’t able to lower the price, well they could but then after the promotional period the price would jump 40% higher than my original “grandfathered in” service price. After a few months with AT&T, Spectrum came to my door and offered a $30/mo. promotion price. I thanked them for the offer, but said I was still salty they couldn’t keep my price down when they were a monopoly.
My internet has been out since midnight. The Spectrum app said it was planned maintenance and they couldn’t give a time estimate when I contacted them last night. Also hate that I didn’t even receive a warning or notification. The app now says it’s expected to be out until 1pm but said 10:30am and 12pm earlier this morning. I’m attending an online school, and so was upset last night when I was trying to rewatch our session last week to catch up on work. But now the outage cuts into an actual class, though luckily it’s an extras optional one.
Spectrum has been my only real option the entire 3 years I’ve been at my apartment. Only other option is ATT with only a 25mbps. So in the past they pretty much called my bluff. I live in Koreatown so it suck being near center of LA and have such limited options when it comes to ISPs
I have T-mobile for cell service and it’s fine everywhere except my own apartment lol but I checked last night and I’m actually eligible for their 5G home internet service which cost $30 if I upgraded to their Magenta Max plan that’s $103 for a single line (whey do they punish single people)
Anyway, I had some discount I was able to get because of covid for internet that recently ended but no promo so my internet bill is $74.99 and on my last bill said it was going up $5 next month for Spectrums lowest internet tier.
T-mobile internet service finally gives me a bargaining chip. So I called this morning saying I wanted to disconnect my service when I mentioned my internet being out and still out and being an online student/WFH the rep said she felt really bad lol and so I got some great offers. A promo for internet where she upgraded my speed but I think it”ll be 19.99 for 36 months and an offer for their mobile service for a free year and a $30 a month after. They use Verizon’s towers for cell services so I might get better cell service because I have 1-2 bars on my phone and would not make it through a zoom call nor would using mobile hotspot be worth attempting right now. They said they’ll mail me out a SIM card and no activation fee, also credited $15 dollars for the inconvenience.
I checked but I’m not eligible for Verizon 5G Home internet. The original Spectrum plan I signed up for was 100mbps now their lowest tier is 300mbps but I often checked and rarely got 300mbps but was honestly fine with 100mbps since I live with just my dog. So I still might try and see how fast/stable T-mobile internet is in my home or if it’s as crappy as my cell service.
If Spectrum is your only option it might be worth checking out if you’re eligible for T-Mobile or Version 5G home internet. When I check my address to see who’s services I can get in my area neither come up. But I’m actually eligible for T-Mobile so have another option for once and easier to get better promo from Spectrum if want to stay with them.
Hi OP, i feel your pain re Spectrum. A couple of months ago my neighbor’s tree lost a branch and it severed the cable and it took them a whole week to come and make the repairs. I also used to use their cellular service, and the service was ok since they use Verizon towers, but they wanted to charge me double in the rare occasion I went over my data limit.
For good or bad, I still have their cable/internet service, but I’ve changed cellular service since to Mint Mobile, I’m pretty happy with their service and pay way less than what I used to pay for Spectrum Mobile I haven’t had any issues with reception or otherwise, I know they use T-Mobile towers. BTW I live in the Eagle Rock area. Hope this helps you.
Once again, garbage spectrum has raised my internet only price for the 420mbps speed from $90 to $105 per month. Not only are both of these prices ridiculous for these speeds, but there was no communication about the change either.
I have family in TX that has gigabit fiber for $50/month. Why is LA so behind on this? Why do I not have choices for internet?
I just needed to vent about this before I call spectrum. Thx
I call spectrum every year when my “year long promotional deal” is over and ask for another one. I pay $45 per month, every month. Just call and be nice to the person on the phone and they’ll try to help you. Last time I called, he even bumped up my speed!
My internet was included in my rent. Just received a notice that it will no longer be included. No phone line in my room so can’t do it thru a phone line.
I'm assuming you're renting a room and the person running the house/apartment/whatever is now cutting you off? If so, your best bet would be the T-Mobile 5G at home service for $50 a month unlimited.
Internet news and infrastructure in Glendale, CA
Most Glendale residents can get fast internet, with 90% of the area having access to speeds up to 250 Mbps. (1) There’s a steep drop off in accessibility after that point, however, with only 17% of the city able to access 1 gig speeds. As we’ve said before, most people don’t need that kind of speed, but access to it often coincides with the option for fiber internet.
Glendale is aware of the growing demand for fiber internet and recently made some moves to improve its residents' access. In 2022, the city set the goal to install a new high-speed fiber broadband network throughout the city. Pledging 10 million dollars to achieve this project, the City of Glendale plans to run this network as a provider, helping bring fiber internet options to its city. (2)
This project is currently in construction, but we’re excited to see the changes it brings to Glendale’s fiber internet offerings.
Frequently asked internet questions in Glendale
Yes, fiber internet is available in Glendale. AT&T fiber has the most fiber coverage in the Glendale area, but it’s still not great. You’ll want to check our provider availability map to see if your location is covered.
AT&T fiber offers the fastest internet in Glendale with speeds up to 5 Gbps. Keep in mind that most households need much less than that.
The most affordable internet plans start around $25 a month in Glendale. These plans are through fixed wireless companies like T-Mobile and Verizon and often require additional contracts with phone plans. Besides that, Spectrum is another affordable option at $29.99 a month for 100 Mbps. Just watch out for a possible year-two price hike.
- “FCC Broadband Map,” Federal Communications Commision. Accessed 9 May 2022
- “Glendale Fiber Optic Broadband Network Project,” Glendale California. Accessed 9 May 2022