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Internet providers in Orinda, CA

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Orinda, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired23%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL13%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Orinda internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Orinda 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 Orinda area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Orinda residents. DSL 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 73% of those living in Orinda.

There are six internet providers serving the Orinda area, and 97.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Orinda's six 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 Orinda

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 141 Mbps 84 Mbps Wired
AT&T 217 Mbps 135 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 199 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Orinda

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Orinda residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Orinda’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 13% of Orinda residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Orinda covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Orinda 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 Orinda, $51.99.

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 Orinda, $1.79.

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 10 Mbps in Orinda. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Orinda's providers, 236 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 Orinda covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Orinda 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 Orinda, $51.99.

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 Orinda, $1.79.

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 Orinda. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Orinda's providers, 236 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

13%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to a limited number of households in Orinda covering 13% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Orinda 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 Orinda, $51.99.

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 Orinda, $1.79.

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 Orinda. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Orinda's providers, 236 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Orinda and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Orinda at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Orinda at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Orinda 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 Orinda with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Orinda. The next fastest internet provider in Orinda is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Orinda with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Orinda, $51.99.

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%.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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.