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Internet providers in Redwood City, CA

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Redwood City, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.352%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable95%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable58%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired30%
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Redwood City internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Redwood City 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 Redwood City area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Redwood City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 77% of those living in Redwood City.

There are eight internet providers serving the Redwood City area, and 95.11% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Redwood City's eight 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 Redwood City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Etheric Networks 43 Mbps 39 Mbps Wireless
Xfinity 223 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Wave Broadband 226 Mbps 75 Mbps Cable
Sonic Telecom 401 Mbps 315 Mbps Wired
AT&T 212 Mbps 166 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Redwood City

The largest internet providers in Redwood City are AT&T, Xfinity, and Wave Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to Redwood City.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Redwood City residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 95% of the area. Redwood City’s third most-available internet provider, Wave Broadband, offers cable to around 58% of Redwood City 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

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Redwood City covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Redwood City 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 Redwood City, $53.56.

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 Redwood City, $1.98.

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 Redwood City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Redwood City's providers, 409 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

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Redwood City covering 95% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Redwood City 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 Redwood City, $53.56.

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 Redwood City, $1.98.

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 Redwood City. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Redwood City's providers, 409 Mbps.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

58%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to about half of households in Redwood City covering 58% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Redwood City residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Wave Broadband start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Redwood City, $53.56.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $8.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Redwood City, $1.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Redwood City. These download speeds are available to 58% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Redwood City's providers, 409 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Redwood City and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Redwood City at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Redwood City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Redwood City residents, 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 Redwood City 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 Redwood City DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Redwood City with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Redwood City. The next fastest internet provider in Redwood City is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 0.352% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Redwood City with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Redwood City, $53.56.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Redwood City, covering 0.352% of the city.

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.