Internet providers in Novato, CA

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Novato internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Novato 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 Novato area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Novato residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Novato, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Novato area, and 98.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Novato's seven internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Novato

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many Novato residents, covering 36% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Frontier, which covers 69% of the area. Novato’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Novato residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

36%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Novato covering 36% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Novato 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Novato, $42.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Novato, $1.59.

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 Novato. These download speeds are available to 36% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Novato's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

69%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in Novato covering 69% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Novato 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 Frontier start at $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Novato, $42.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Novato, $1.59.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Novato. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Novato's providers, 225 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 Novato covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Novato 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 Novato, $42.99.

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 Novato, $1.59.

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 Novato. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Novato's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Novato and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Novato at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Novato at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Novato residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Novato, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL36%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 12 MbpsDSL69%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Sonic Telecom, LLC - -Wired16%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL16%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Novato with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Novato. The next fastest internet provider in Novato is Sonic Telecom, LLC, offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps to 9.811% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Novato with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Novato, $42.99.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.