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Internet providers in Hayward, CA

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.737%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable97%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired18%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 MbpsDSL13%
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Hayward internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Hayward 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 Hayward area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Hayward residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.740% of those living in Hayward.

There are nine internet providers serving the Hayward area, and 96.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hayward'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 Hayward

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Hayward residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 97% of the area. Hayward’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic, offers DSL to around 13% of Hayward residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Hayward covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Hayward 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 Hayward, $49.16.

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 Hayward, $1.07.

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 Hayward. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 394 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

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Hayward covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Hayward 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 Hayward, $49.16.

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 Hayward, $1.07.

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 Hayward. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 394 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

13%

DSL from Sonic offers broadband to a limited number of households in Hayward covering 13% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic uses telephone lines in Hayward 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 Hayward, $49.16.

Sonic customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $1.07.

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 Hayward. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 394 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Hayward and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hayward at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Hayward at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Hayward 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 Hayward with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.737% of households in Hayward. The next fastest internet provider in Hayward is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Hayward with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $49.16.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hayward, covering 4.737% of the city.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.