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Internet providers in Albany, CA

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.804%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable92%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired83%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 MbpsDSL45%
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Albany internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Albany 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 Albany area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Albany residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.800% of those living in Albany.

There are eight internet providers serving the Albany area, and 91.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Albany's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Albany

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Albany residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 92% of the area. Albany’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic, offers DSL to around 45% of Albany residents.

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 Albany covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Albany 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 Albany, $49.16.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $1.07.

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 Albany. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 394 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

92%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Albany covering 92% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Albany 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 Albany, $49.16.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $1.07.

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 Albany. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 394 Mbps.

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Sonic DSL internet

Provider

Sonic

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

45%

DSL from Sonic offers broadband to about half of households in Albany covering 45% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic uses telephone lines in Albany 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 start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $49.16.

Sonic customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Albany. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 394 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Albany and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Albany at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Albany at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Albany 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 Albany 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 Albany DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Albany with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.804% of households in Albany. The next fastest internet provider in Albany is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Albany with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $49.16.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Albany, covering 2.804% of the city.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.