Internet providers in Menlo Park, CA

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Menlo Park, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired35%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL34%
HughesNet $59.99 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 100% of Menlo Park residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Menlo Park, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 987 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Menlo Park, $54.85.

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 Menlo Park, $1.77.

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 Menlo Park. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Menlo Park's providers, 217 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 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, $54.85.

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 Menlo Park, $1.77.

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 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, 217 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

80 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, $54.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Menlo Park. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Menlo Park's providers, 217 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Menlo Park at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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 $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 Menlo Park cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Menlo Park with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Menlo Park. The next fastest internet provider in Menlo Park is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 160 Mbps to 9.821% 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, $54.85.

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.

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.

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.

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.