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Internet providers in 94542

Find internet providers serving the 94542 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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94542 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL16%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired16%
HughesNet $64.99 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 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 41% of those living in the 94542 ZIP code.

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 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Hayward

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 192 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
AT&T 209 Mbps 139 Mbps DSL

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $54.84.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 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 faster than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 211 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 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, $54.84.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 211 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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, $54.84.

Sonic Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 1,000 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 faster than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 211 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 significantly higher than average in Hayward at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hayward at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 94542 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 94542. The next fastest internet provider in the 94542 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 99% 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, $54.84.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.