Internet providers in Hillsborough, CA

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Hillsborough, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.934%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL93%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Raw Bandwidth Communications $29.95 3 - 40 MbpsDSL99%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL12%
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Hillsborough internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Hillsborough residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.930% of those living in Hillsborough.

There are eight internet providers serving the Hillsborough area, and 99.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hillsborough's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hillsborough

The largest internet providers in Hillsborough are AT&T, Xfinity, and Raw Bandwidth Communications bringing DSL and cable options to Hillsborough.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Hillsborough residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Hillsborough’s third most-available internet provider, Raw Bandwidth Communications, offers DSL to around 99% of Hillsborough residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Hillsborough covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough, $51.11.

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 Hillsborough, $1.76.

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 Hillsborough. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 366 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Hillsborough covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough, $51.11.

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 Hillsborough, $1.76.

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 Hillsborough. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 366 Mbps.

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Raw Bandwidth Communications DSL internet

Provider

Raw Bandwidth Communications

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

40 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Raw Bandwidth Communications offers broadband to all households in Hillsborough covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Raw Bandwidth Communications uses telephone lines in Hillsborough 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 Raw Bandwidth Communications start at $29.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $51.11.

Raw Bandwidth Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 3 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.98 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsborough, $1.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Raw Bandwidth Communications offers download speeds up to 40 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Hillsborough. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hillsborough's providers, 366 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Hillsborough with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.934% of households in Hillsborough. The next fastest internet provider in Hillsborough is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Raw Bandwidth Communications offers the cheapest internet in Hillsborough with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hillsborough, $51.11.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hillsborough, covering 1.934% of the city.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.