Internet providers in 94542

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AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL16%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired16%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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94542 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 94542 ZIP code 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 94542 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Hayward, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the 94542 area, and 99.31% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 94542, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 94542

The largest internet providers serving the 94542 ZIP code are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 94542 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Hayward’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 16% of residents in the 94542 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in the 94542 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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, $1.34.

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 94542 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 195 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 the 94542 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 94542 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, $1.34.

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 94542 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 195 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

40 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 94542 ZIP code, covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines 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 40 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 94542 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 195 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 94542 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 94542 and the greater Hayward area. 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 in the 94542 ZIP, 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 and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 94542 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 94542 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 94542. The next fastest internet provider in the 94542 ZIP code is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 15% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 94542 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $54.87.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.