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Internet providers in 94501

Find internet providers serving the 94501 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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94501 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired64%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL48%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable2.574%
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94501 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 94501 ZIP code 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 94501 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Alameda, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 94501 area, and 99.91% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 94501, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 94501

The largest internet providers serving the 94501 ZIP code are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 94501 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Alameda’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 48% of residents in the 94501 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in the 94501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $53.29.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alameda, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 94501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alameda's providers, 201 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 94501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 94501 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, $53.29.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alameda, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 94501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alameda's providers, 201 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

48%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to about half of households in the 94501 ZIP code, covering 48% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $53.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in 94501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alameda's providers, 201 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 94501 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 94501 and the greater Alameda area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Alameda at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Alameda at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 94501 ZIP, 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 $59.99 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 DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 94501 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 94501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 94501. The next fastest internet provider in the 94501 ZIP code is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 2.574% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 94501 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alameda, $53.29.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.