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Internet providers in Hercules, CA

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired35%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 MbpsDSL25%
GTT Communications - -DSL8.110%
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Hercules internet service at a glance

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

There are seven internet providers serving the Hercules area, and 97.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hercules's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hercules

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Hercules residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Hercules’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic, offers DSL to around 25% of Hercules residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Hercules 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 Hercules, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hercules, $1.64.

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 Hercules. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hercules's providers, 221 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 Hercules covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Hercules 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 Hercules, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hercules, $1.64.

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 Hercules. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hercules's providers, 221 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

25%

DSL from Sonic offers broadband to some, but not many households in Hercules covering 25% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic uses telephone lines in Hercules 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 Hercules, $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 Hercules, $1.64.

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 Hercules. These download speeds are available to 25% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hercules's providers, 221 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Hercules and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hercules at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Hercules at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Hercules 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 Hercules 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 Hercules DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Hercules with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Hercules. The next fastest internet provider in Hercules is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 7.129% of the area.

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

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.

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.

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%.

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.