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Internet providers in Berkeley, CA

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Berkeley, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.895%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired84%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL50%
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Berkeley internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Berkeley 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 Berkeley area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Berkeley residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 93% of those living in Berkeley.

There are eight internet providers serving the Berkeley area, and 97.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Berkeley'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 Berkeley

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 239 Mbps 213 Mbps Wired
AT&T 227 Mbps 224 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 151 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Berkeley

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Berkeley residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Berkeley’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 50% of Berkeley 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

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Berkeley covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Berkeley 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 Berkeley, $54.27.

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 Berkeley, $0.32.

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 Berkeley. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Berkeley's providers, 462 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Berkeley covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Berkeley 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 Berkeley, $54.27.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Berkeley, $0.32.

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 Berkeley. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Berkeley's providers, 462 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

50%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to about half of households in Berkeley covering 50% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Berkeley 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 Berkeley, $54.27.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Berkeley, $0.32.

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 Berkeley. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Berkeley's providers, 462 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Berkeley and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Berkeley at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Berkeley at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Berkeley with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Berkeley. The next fastest internet provider in Berkeley is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 0.895% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Berkeley with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Berkeley, $54.27.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Berkeley, covering 0.895% 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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.