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Best Internet Providers in Torrance, California

Spectrum Best internet provider in Torrance, CA
Speeds from 300 - 1,000 Mbps
Prices from $50 - $80 per Month
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T-Mobile Home Internet Best fixed wireless internet in Torrance, CA
Speeds from 72 - 245 Mbps
Prices from $60 per Month
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AT&T Fiber Best fiber internet in Torrance, CA
Speeds from 300 - 5,000 Mbps
Prices from $55 - $250 per Month
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Article updated on February 22, 2024 at 6:00 AM PST

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What is the best internet provider in Torrance?

CNET recommends Spectrum as the best internet service provider for most households in Torrance. With reasonable speeds and prices, Spectrum offers the widest home internet availability in this coastal community. Many other ISPs, such as AT&T Fiber and T-Mobile Home Internet, serve Torrance, so you'll have options regardless of location.

We've also found the cheapest and fastest plans in Torrance to make your broadband shopping easier. Frontier Fiber offers the most affordable service, costing $45 monthly for 500 megabits of speed. This fiber provider is also tied for the speediest bandwidth in Torrance, matching AT&T Fiber for symmetrical speeds of up to 5 gigabits.

Our methodology

CNET considers speeds, pricing, customer service and overall value to recommend the best internet service in Torrance across several categories. Our evaluation includes referencing a proprietary database built over years of reviewing internet services. We validate that against provider information by spot-checking local addresses for service availability. We also do a close read of providers' terms and conditions and, when needed, will call ISPs to verify the details.

Despite our efforts to find the most recent and accurate information, our process has some limitations you should know about. Pricing and speed data are variable: certain addresses may qualify for different service tiers, and monthly costs may vary, even within a city. The best way to identify your particular options is to plug your address into a provider's website. 

Also, the prices, speed and other information listed above and in the provider cards below may differ from what we found in our research. The cards display the full range of a provider's pricing and speed across the US, according to our database of plan information provided directly by ISPs. At the same time, the text is specific to what's available in Torrance. The prices referenced within this article's text come from our research and include applicable discounts for setting up automatic payments each month -- a standard industry offering. Discounts and promotions might also be available for signing a term contract or bundling multiple services. 

To learn more about how we review internet providers, visit our full methodology page.

Best internet in Torrance, California, in 2024

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Speed range
300 - 1,000 Mbps
Price range
$50 - $80 per month

Spectrum

Best internet provider in Torrance, CA

Our take - Spectrum takes the gold for Torrance's best internet provider, thanks to its wide coverage of over 90% of the area, according to FCC data. This cable giant offers three plans under its network, ranging in download speeds from 300Mbps to 1,000Mbps. Prices vary by location, but all plans include unlimited data and a free modem.

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Cable
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300 - 1,000 Mbps
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$50 - $80 per month
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Fixed wireless
Speed range
72 - 245 Mbps
Price range
$60 per month

T-Mobile Home Internet

Best fixed wireless internet in Torrance, CA

Our take - T-Mobile Home Internet might not be Torrance's fastest or cheapest residential internet option, but it offers all-inclusive pricing that many other ISPs don't. For $60 per month -- or $40 for eligible mobile users -- customers can receive download speeds up to 245Mbps, with no data caps, equipment fees or required contracts.

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Fixed wireless
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72 - 245 Mbps
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$60 per month
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Fiber
Speed range
300 - 5,000 Mbps
Price range
$55 - $250 per month

AT&T Fiber

Best fiber internet in Torrance, CA

Our take - If AT&T Fiber is available at your address, move this provider to the top of your list. AT&T Fiber offers five plans under its network: $55 for 300Mbps, $65 for 500Mbps, $80 for 1,000Mbps, $125 for 2,000Mbps and $225 for 5,000Mbps. Just ensure you're not getting stuck with AT&T's DSL hybrid network, which offers speeds only up to 100Mbps.

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Fiber
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Torrance internet providers compared

Provider Internet technologyMonthly price rangeSpeed rangeMonthly equipment costsData capContractCNET review score
AT&T Home Internet
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DSL hybrid$55 10-100MbpsNone1.5TBNone7.4
AT&T Fiber
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Fiber$55-$225300-5,000MbpsNoneNoneNone7.4
Cox Communications
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Cable/Fiber$50-$150100-2,000Mbps$13 (optional)1.25TBNone6.2
Frontier Communications
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DSL, Fiber$45-$155500-5,000MbpsNoneNoneNone6.3
Spectrum
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Cable$50-$80300-1,000MbpsFree modem; $5 router (optional)NoneNone7.2
T-Mobile Home Internet
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Fixed wireless$60 ($40 for eligible Go5G Plus and Magenta Max mobile customers)72-245MbpsNoneNoneNone7.4
Verizon 5G Home Internet
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Fixed wireless$50-$70 ($35-$45 with qualifying Verizon 5G mobile plans)50-1,000MbpsNoneNoneNone7.2
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Source: CNET analysis of provider data.

What’s the cheapest internet plan in Torrance?

Provider Starting monthly priceMax download speedMonthly equipment fee
Frontier Fiber 500
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$45 500MbpsNone
Cox 100
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$50 100Mbps$13 (optional)
Spectrum Internet
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$50 300Mbps$5 (optional)
Verizon 5G Home Internet
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$50 ($35 with eligible mobile plan)300MbpsNone
AT&T Home Internet
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$55 100MbpsNone
AT&T Fiber 300
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$55 300MbpsNone
T-Mobile Home Internet
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$60 ($40 with eligible mobile plan)245MbpsNone
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Source: CNET analysis of provider data.

How to find internet deals and promotions in Torrance

The best internet deals and top promotions in Torrance depend on what discounts are available during that period. Most deals are short-lived, but we look frequently for the latest offers. 

Torrance internet providers, such as Spectrum and Cox, may offer lower introductory pricing or streaming add-ons for a limited time. Others, however, such as AT&T, Frontier and Verizon, run the same standard pricing year-round. 

For a more extensive list of promos, check out our guide on the best internet deals

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Fastest internet plans in Torrance

Provider Starting monthly priceMax download speedMax upload speedData capConnection type
AT&T Fiber 5000
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$225 5,000Mbps5,000MbpsNoneFiber
Frontier Fiber 5 Gig
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$155 5,000Mbps5,000MbpsNoneFiber
AT&T Fiber 2000
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$125 2,000Mbps2,000Mbps NoneFiber
Cox 2 Gig
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$150 2,000Mbps100Mbps 1.25TBCable
Frontier Fiber 2 Gig
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$100 2,000Mbps2,000MbpsNoneFiber
AT&T Fiber 1000
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$80 1,000Mbps 1,000MbpsNoneFiber
Cox 1 Gig
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$110 1,000Mbps100Mbps1.25TBCable
Frontier Fiber 1 Gig
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$60 1,000Mbps1,000MbpsNoneFiber
Spectrum Internet Gig
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$80 1,000Mbps35MbpsNoneCable
Verizon 5G Home Plus Internet
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$70 ($45 with eligible mobile plan)1,000Mbps75MbpsNoneFixed wireless
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Source: CNET analysis of provider data.

What’s a good internet speed?

Most internet connection plans can now handle basic productivity and communication tasks. If you're looking for an internet plan that can accommodate videoconferencing, streaming video or gaming, you'll have a better experience with a more robust connection. Here's an overview of the recommended minimum download speeds for various applications, according to the FCC. Note that these are only guidelines -- and that internet speed, service and performance vary by connection type, provider and address.

For more information, refer to our guide on how much internet speed you really need.

  • 0 to 5Mbps allows you to tackle the basics -- browsing the internet, sending and receiving email, streaming low-quality video.
  • 5 to 40Mbps gives you higher-quality video streaming and videoconferencing.
  • 40 to 100Mbps should give one user sufficient bandwidth to satisfy the demands of modern telecommuting, video streaming and online gaming. 
  • 100 to 500Mbps allows one to two users to simultaneously engage in high-bandwidth activities like videoconferencing, streaming and online gaming. 
  • 500 to 1,000Mbps allows three or more users to engage in high-bandwidth activities at the same time.

How CNET chose the best internet providers in Torrance

Internet service providers are numerous and regional. Unlike the latest smartphone, laptop, router or kitchen tool, it’s impractical to personally test every ISP in a given city. So what’s our approach? We start by researching the pricing, availability and speed information, drawing on our own historical ISP data, the provider sites and mapping information from the Federal Communications Commission at FCC.gov.

But it doesn’t end there. We go to the FCC’s website to check our data and ensure we consider every ISP that provides service in an area. We also input local addresses on provider websites to find specific options for residents. We look at sources, including the American Customer Satisfaction Index and J.D. Power, to evaluate how happy customers are with an ISP’s service. ISP plans and prices are subject to frequent changes; all information provided is accurate as of publication.

Once we have this localized information, we ask three main questions:

  1. Does the provider offer access to reasonably fast internet speeds?
  2. Do customers get decent value for what they’re paying?
  3. Are customers happy with their service?

While the answers to those questions are often layered and complex, the providers who come closest to “yes” on all three are the ones we recommend. When selecting the cheapest internet service, we look for the plans with the lowest monthly fee, though we also factor in things like price increases, equipment fees and contracts. Choosing the fastest internet service is relatively straightforward. We look at advertised upload and download speeds and consider real-world speed data from sources like Ookla and FCC reports.

To explore our process in more depth, visit our how we test ISPs page.

Internet providers in Torrance FAQs

What is the best internet service provider in Torrance?

Spectrum is the best internet provider in Torrance due to its wide coverage, simple service details and reasonable prices for home broadband.

Is fiber internet available in Torrance?

Yes! AT&T Fiber is the largest fiber provider in Torrance, but select households may also be serviceable under Frontier Fiber's network. Fiber connectivity is available to over 40% of Torrance addresses.

What is the cheapest internet provider in Torrance?

The average starting price for home internet in Torrance is $52 per month, but a few providers offer services cheaper than that. Frontier Fiber's 500Mbps plan costs only $45 monthly, but Spectrum, Cox and Verizon all offer plans for $50.

Which internet provider in Torrance offers the fastest plan?

Frontier Fiber and AT&T Fiber tie for Torrance's speediest plan, offering 5 gigabits of symmetrical speed for $155 and $225, respectively.

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