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Internet providers in 94301

Find internet providers serving the 94301 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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94301 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL91%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired61%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL36%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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94301 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 94301 ZIP code 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 94301 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 60% of those living in the 94301 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 94301 area, and 90.67% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 94301, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Palo Alto

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 15 Mbps 3 Mbps Wired
Xfinity 196 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
AT&T 182 Mbps 169 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 94301

The largest internet providers serving the 94301 ZIP code are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 94301 ZIP code, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Palo Alto’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 36% of residents in the 94301 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 94301 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 Palo Alto, $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 Palo Alto, $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 94301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Palo Alto'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 the 94301 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 94301 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 Palo Alto, $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 Palo Alto, $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 94301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Palo Alto'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

36%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 94301 ZIP code, covering 36% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines 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 Palo Alto, $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 Palo Alto, $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 94301 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 36% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Palo Alto's providers, 241 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 94301 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 94301 and the greater Palo Alto area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Palo Alto at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Palo Alto at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 94301 ZIP, 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 94301 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 94301 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in 94301. The next fastest internet provider in the 94301 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 94301 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Palo Alto, $55.82.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

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.

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.