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Internet providers in Albany, CA

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Albany, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.804%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable92%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired83%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 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 98% of Albany residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 87% of those living in Albany.

There are seven internet providers serving the Albany area, and 91.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Albany's seven 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 Albany

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 170 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Sonic Telecom 262 Mbps 247 Mbps Wired
AT&T 237 Mbps 217 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Albany

The largest internet providers in Albany are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic Telecom 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 Telecom, offers DSL to around 45% of Albany 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

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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Albany, $51.65.

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 Albany, $1.84.

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 Albany. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 370 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

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, $51.65.

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 Albany, $1.84.

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 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, 370 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

45%

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

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom 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 Telecom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $51.65.

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 Albany, $1.84.

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 Albany. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 370 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Albany at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Albany residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Albany with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Albany. The next fastest internet provider in Albany is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 2.804% 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, $51.65.

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

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.