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Internet providers in Menlo Park, CA

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Menlo Park, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired35%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL34%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Menlo Park internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Menlo Park residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 61% of those living in Menlo Park.

There are seven internet providers serving the Menlo Park area, and 99.90% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Menlo Park's seven 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 Menlo Park

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 82 Mbps 64 Mbps Wired
AT&T 244 Mbps 206 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 211 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Menlo Park

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Menlo Park residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Menlo Park’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 34% of Menlo Park 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

99%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Menlo Park 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Menlo Park, $55.82.

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 Menlo Park, $1.92.

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 Menlo Park. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Menlo Park's providers, 241 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 Menlo Park covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park, $55.82.

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 Menlo Park, $1.92.

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 Menlo Park. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Menlo Park's providers, 241 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

34%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Menlo Park covering 34% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Menlo Park 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Menlo Park, $55.82.

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 Menlo Park, $1.92.

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 Menlo Park. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Menlo Park's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Menlo Park and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Menlo Park at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Menlo Park at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Menlo Park cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Menlo Park with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Menlo Park. The next fastest internet provider in Menlo Park is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Menlo Park with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Menlo Park, $55.82.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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%.