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Internet providers in Richmond, CA

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Richmond, CA internet providers

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired18%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 MbpsDSL13%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.268%
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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 nine internet providers serving the Richmond area, and 97.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Richmond's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Richmond

The largest internet providers in Richmond are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic 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, offers DSL to around 13% of Richmond 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 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $49.16.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $1.64.

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, 221 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

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, $49.16.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Richmond, $1.64.

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, 221 Mbps.

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Sonic DSL internet

Provider

Sonic

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

13%

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

DSL internet from Sonic 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 start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $49.16.

Sonic 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, $1.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic 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, 221 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Richmond at $50/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 $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Richmond, $49.16.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.