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Internet providers in Lafayette, CA

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Lafayette, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired37%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL21%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 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 97% of Lafayette residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% of those living in Lafayette.

There are eight internet providers serving the Lafayette area, and 99.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lafayette's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lafayette

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 243 Mbps 69 Mbps DSL
Wave Broadband 61 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Sonic Telecom 8 Mbps 1 Mbps Wired
Xfinity 244 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Lafayette

The largest internet providers in Lafayette are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic Telecom 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 Telecom, offers DSL to around 21% of Lafayette residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $49.99.

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 Lafayette, $2.17.

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 Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 210 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

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, $49.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lafayette, $2.17.

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 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, 210 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

4 Mbps

Average availability

21%

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

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom 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 Telecom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lafayette, $49.99.

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 Lafayette, $2.17.

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 4 Mbps in Lafayette. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lafayette's providers, 210 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 significantly higher than average in Lafayette at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lafayette at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lafayette residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lafayette with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Lafayette. The next fastest internet provider in Lafayette is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% 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, $49.99.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.

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The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.