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Internet providers in Fairfax, CA

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Fairfax, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Fairfax internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fairfax 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 Fairfax area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Fairfax residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 84% of those living in Fairfax.

There are four internet providers serving the Fairfax area, and 98.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fairfax's four 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 Fairfax

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 200 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
AT&T 41 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Fairfax

The largest internet providers in Fairfax are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Fairfax.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Fairfax residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Fairfax’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fairfax 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 Fairfax covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Fairfax 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 Fairfax, $54.99.

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 Fairfax, $2.29.

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 Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairfax's providers, 278 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Fairfax covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fairfax 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 Fairfax, $54.99.

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 Fairfax, $2.29.

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 Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairfax's providers, 278 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Fairfax covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fairfax where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfax, $2.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Fairfax. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfax's providers, 278 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Fairfax with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Fairfax. The next fastest internet provider in Fairfax is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Fairfax with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairfax, $54.99.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.