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Internet providers in Lafayette, CA

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired37%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 MbpsDSL21%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable3.341%
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Lafayette internet service at a glance

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

There are nine internet providers serving the Lafayette area, and 99.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lafayette's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lafayette

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Lafayette residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Lafayette’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic, offers DSL to around 21% of Lafayette residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Lafayette covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Lafayette 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 Lafayette, $52.13.

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 Lafayette, $1.30.

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 Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 231 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 Lafayette covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lafayette 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 Lafayette, $52.13.

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 Lafayette, $1.30.

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 Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 231 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

21%

DSL from Sonic offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lafayette covering 21% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic uses telephone lines in Lafayette 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $52.13.

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 Lafayette, $1.30.

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 Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Lafayette with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lafayette. The next fastest internet provider in Lafayette is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 3.341% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Lafayette with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $52.13.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.