Cable modem service is available only in and around the Central Valley. It has not yet spread to the outer regions. The two main companies are CableTica, and Amnet.
Cable service requires the purchase of a cable modem. Prices range from around $60.00 to $100.00, and can be paid over time on the monthly bills.
In mid June, 2005, ICE began to offer DSL service to much of the Central Valley AND the outer areas, including some beach areas. The promise of high speed service for the whole country is pretty far behind schedule, but will get here within the next few years. Meanwhile, beach areas and mountain locations may now have this service.