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Internet providers in Berkeley, CA

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Berkeley, CA internet providers

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.895%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired84%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 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 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Berkeley, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are nine internet providers serving the Berkeley area, and 97.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Berkeley's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Berkeley

The largest internet providers in Berkeley are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic 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, offers DSL to around 50% of Berkeley residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Berkeley, $49.28.

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 Berkeley, $0.91.

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 Berkeley. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Berkeley's providers, 481 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

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, $49.28.

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 Berkeley, $0.91.

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 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, 481 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

50%

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

DSL internet from Sonic 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 start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Berkeley, $49.28.

Sonic customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Berkeley, $0.91.

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 Berkeley. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Berkeley's providers, 481 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Berkeley at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Berkeley 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 Berkeley with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.895% of households in Berkeley. The next fastest internet provider in Berkeley is Google Fiber, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.049% 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, $49.28.

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

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.