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Internet providers in Los Altos, CA

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.813%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.266%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Raw Bandwidth Telecom, Inc. - -DSL44%
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Los Altos internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Los Altos 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 Los Altos area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Los Altos residents. 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 6.080% of those living in Los Altos.

There are nine internet providers serving the Los Altos area, and 99.61% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Los Altos's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Los Altos

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Los Altos residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Los Altos’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic, offers DSL to around 33% of Los Altos residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Los Altos covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Los Altos 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 Los Altos, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Los Altos, $1.00.

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 Los Altos. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Los Altos's providers, 561 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 Los Altos covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Los Altos 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 Los Altos, $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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Los Altos, $1.00.

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 Los Altos. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Los Altos's providers, 561 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

33%

DSL from Sonic offers broadband to some, but not many households in Los Altos covering 33% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic uses telephone lines in Los Altos 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 Los Altos, $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 Los Altos, $1.00.

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 Los Altos. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Los Altos's providers, 561 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Los Altos and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Los Altos at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Los Altos at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Los Altos 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 Los Altos with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.813% of households in Los Altos. The next fastest internet provider in Los Altos is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 0.266% of the area.

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

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Los Altos, covering 5.813% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in Los Altos and is available to 0.266% of households.

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.

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.

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.