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Internet providers in Richmond, CA

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Richmond, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired18%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 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 96% of Richmond residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 72% of those living in Richmond.

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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Richmond

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sonic Telecom 64 Mbps 25 Mbps Wired
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

5,000 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, $51.65.

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 Richmond, $1.99.

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

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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $51.65.

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, $1.99.

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 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

1,000 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, $51.65.

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 Richmond, $1.99.

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 Richmond. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster 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 $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Richmond with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Richmond. The next fastest internet provider in Richmond is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Richmond with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $51.65.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.