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Internet providers in St. Helena, CA

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St. Helena, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 18 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired73%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL46%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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St. Helena internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in St. Helena 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 St. Helena area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of St. Helena residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in St. Helena, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the St. Helena area, and 99.71% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among St. Helena's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in St. Helena

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all St. Helena residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. St. Helena’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 46% of St. Helena residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in St. Helena covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in St. Helena 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 St. Helena, $45.66.

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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. Helena, $3.04.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in St. Helena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. Helena's providers, 217 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in St. Helena covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but St. Helena 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 St. Helena, $45.66.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. Helena, $3.04.

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 St. Helena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all St. Helena's providers, 217 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

46%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to about half of households in St. Helena covering 46% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in St. Helena 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in St. Helena, $45.66.

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 St. Helena. These download speeds are available to 46% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. Helena's providers, 217 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in St. Helena and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in St. Helena at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in St. Helena at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many St. Helena 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 St. Helena 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 St. Helena DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in St. Helena with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in St. Helena. The next fastest internet provider in St. Helena is Sonic Telecom, offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps to 46% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in St. Helena with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in St. Helena, $45.66.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.