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Internet providers in Hayward, CA

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Hayward, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic4.737%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable97%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired18%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL13%
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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 eight internet providers serving the Hayward area, and 96.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hayward's eight 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 Telecom 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 Telecom, 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, $54.87.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $1.31.

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, 343 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, $54.87.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $1.31.

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, 343 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

13%

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

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom 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 Telecom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $54.87.

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 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, 343 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 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Hayward 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 Hayward DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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, $54.87.

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

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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