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Internet providers in Richmond, CA

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Richmond, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 25 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $30.00 50 - 987 MbpsCable98%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 10 - 12 MbpsWired18%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 10 - 80 MbpsDSL13%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Richmond internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Richmond 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 Richmond area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Richmond residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Richmond, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Richmond area, and 97.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Richmond's eight internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Richmond

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 64 Mbps 25 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 163 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
AT&T 231 Mbps 189 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Richmond

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Richmond residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Richmond’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 13% of Richmond residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/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 Richmond covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Richmond 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 Richmond, $51.66.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $2.15.

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 Richmond. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 203 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Richmond covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $51.66.

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 Richmond, $2.15.

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 Richmond. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 203 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

13%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to a limited number of households in Richmond covering 13% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in Richmond 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 Richmond, $51.66.

Sonic Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $2.15.

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 Richmond. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Richmond's providers, 203 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Richmond and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Richmond at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Richmond at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Richmond residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Richmond with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Richmond. The next fastest internet provider in Richmond is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 4.841% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Richmond with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $51.66.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.