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Internet providers in Half Moon Bay, CA

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Half Moon Bay, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 18 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired88%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL57%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Half Moon Bay internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Half Moon Bay residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Half Moon Bay, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Half Moon Bay area, and 99.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Half Moon Bay's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Half Moon Bay

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Half Moon Bay residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Half Moon Bay’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 57% of Half Moon Bay residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Half Moon Bay covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay, $51.50.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Half Moon Bay, $3.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Half Moon Bay. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Half Moon Bay's providers, 235 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

100%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay, $51.50.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Half Moon Bay, $3.03.

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 Half Moon Bay. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Half Moon Bay's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

57%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to about half of households in Half Moon Bay covering 57% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay, $51.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Half Moon Bay. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Half Moon Bay's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Half Moon Bay and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Half Moon Bay at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Half Moon Bay at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Half Moon Bay cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Half Moon Bay with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Half Moon Bay. The next fastest internet provider in Half Moon Bay is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 7.514% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Half Moon Bay with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Half Moon Bay, $51.50.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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%.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.