Internet providers in Sacramento, CA

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Sacramento internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Sacramento 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 Sacramento area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Sacramento residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 36% of those living in Sacramento.

There are 10 internet providers serving the Sacramento area, and 96.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sacramento's 10 internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Sacramento

The largest internet providers in Sacramento are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Sacramento.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Sacramento residents, covering 92% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 22% of the area. Sacramento’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Sacramento residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Sacramento covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Sacramento 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Sacramento, $44.16.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sacramento, $1.10.

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 Sacramento. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sacramento's providers, 358 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Sacramento covering 22% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Sacramento than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Sacramento, $44.16.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sacramento, $1.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Sacramento. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sacramento's providers, 358 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 Sacramento covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sacramento 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 Sacramento, $44.16.

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 Sacramento, $1.10.

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 Sacramento. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sacramento's providers, 358 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Sacramento and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sacramento at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Sacramento at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sacramento residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Sacramento, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 22%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 92%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 Mbps DSL 3.849%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 98%
Consolidated Communications, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 25%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Sacramento with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 22% of households in Sacramento. The next fastest internet provider in Sacramento is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Sacramento with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sacramento, $44.16.

Consolidated Communications, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sacramento, covering 25% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Sacramento and is available to 22% of households.

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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.

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.