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Internet providers in Foster City, CA

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.008%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL88%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.399%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Foster City internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Foster City 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 Foster City area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Foster City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Foster City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Foster City area, and 97.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Foster City's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Foster City

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Foster City residents, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Foster City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Foster City residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Foster City covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Foster City 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 Foster City, $51.00.

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 Foster City, $1.00.

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 Foster City. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Foster City's providers, 622 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Foster City covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Foster City 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 Foster City, $51.00.

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 Foster City, $1.00.

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 Foster City. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Foster City's providers, 622 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Foster City 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Foster City, $51.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Foster City, $1.00.

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 Foster City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Foster City's providers, 622 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Foster City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.008% of households in Foster City. The next fastest internet provider in Foster City is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 13% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Foster City with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Foster City, $51.00.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Foster City, covering 0.008% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.