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Internet providers in Petaluma, CA

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Petaluma, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.101%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired40%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL21%
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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 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Petaluma, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$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 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Petaluma, $41.99.

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 Petaluma, $2.00.

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 Petaluma. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Petaluma's providers, 528 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 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, $41.99.

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 Petaluma, $2.00.

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 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, 528 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

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Petaluma, $41.99.

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 Petaluma. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Petaluma's providers, 528 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Petaluma at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.101% of households in Petaluma. The next fastest internet provider in Petaluma is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 99% 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, $41.99.

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

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.