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Internet providers in Petaluma, CA

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Petaluma, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL99%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.101%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired40%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL21%
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Petaluma internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Petaluma 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 Petaluma area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Petaluma residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 45% of those living in Petaluma.

There are six internet providers serving the Petaluma area, and 99.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Petaluma'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 Petaluma

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 175 Mbps 146 Mbps Wired
Viasat 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 53 Mbps 21 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 142 Mbps 57 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Petaluma

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Petaluma residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Petaluma’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 21% of Petaluma 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 Petaluma covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Petaluma 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 Petaluma, $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 Petaluma, $1.68.

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 Petaluma. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Petaluma's providers, 441 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Petaluma covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Petaluma 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 Petaluma, $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 Petaluma, $1.68.

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 Petaluma. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Petaluma's providers, 441 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

21%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Petaluma covering 21% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Petaluma 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 Petaluma, $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 Petaluma, $1.68.

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 Petaluma. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Petaluma's providers, 441 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Petaluma and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Petaluma at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Petaluma at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Petaluma 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 Petaluma with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Petaluma. The next fastest internet provider in Petaluma is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 0.101% of the area.

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

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Petaluma, covering 0.101% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.