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Internet providers in Redwood City, CA

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Redwood City, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.352%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable95%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable58%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired30%
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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 DSL, which covers 99% of Redwood City residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Redwood City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Redwood City, $56.73.

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 Redwood City, $1.35.

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 Redwood City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Redwood City's providers, 365 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

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, $56.73.

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 Redwood City, $1.35.

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 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, 365 Mbps.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

250 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 $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Redwood City, $56.73.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Redwood City, $1.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 250 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, 365 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 about average in Redwood City at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are lower than average in Redwood City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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 $59.99 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.352% of households in Redwood City. The next fastest internet provider in Redwood City is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 95% 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, $56.73.

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

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.