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Internet providers in Alameda, CA

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Alameda, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.028%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired54%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL33%
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Alameda internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Alameda is comparable to the rest of California - 93%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alameda area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Alameda residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in Alameda.

There are eight internet providers serving the Alameda area, and 98.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alameda's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alameda

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 161 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
AT&T 183 Mbps 138 Mbps DSL
Sonic Telecom 33 Mbps 19 Mbps Wired

Top high-speed internet providers in Alameda

The largest internet providers in Alameda are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to Alameda.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Alameda residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Alameda’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 33% of Alameda residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Alameda covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Alameda to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $49.13.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alameda, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Alameda. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alameda's providers, 331 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Alameda covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Alameda residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $49.13.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alameda, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Alameda. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alameda's providers, 331 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

33%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Alameda covering 33% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Alameda to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Sonic Telecom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $49.13.

Sonic Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alameda, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Alameda. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alameda's providers, 331 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Alameda, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Alameda, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Alameda and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alameda at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alameda at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Alameda residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Alameda may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Alameda cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Alameda with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Alameda. The next fastest internet provider in Alameda is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Alameda with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $49.13.

Xfinity is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alameda, covering 0.028% of the city.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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