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Internet providers in San Jose, CA

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San Jose, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic20%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 100 MbpsDSL95%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.068%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable98%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired12%
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San Jose internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in San Jose 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 San Jose area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of San Jose 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 20% of those living in San Jose.

There are eight internet providers serving the San Jose area, and 96.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among San Jose's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in San Jose

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all San Jose residents, covering 95% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 20% of the area. San Jose’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of San Jose residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in San Jose covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in San Jose 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 San Jose, $56.73.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Jose, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in San Jose. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all San Jose's providers, 480 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

20%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in San Jose covering 20% 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 San Jose than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in San Jose, $56.73.

AT&T 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 San Jose, $1.77.

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 San Jose. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Jose's providers, 480 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 San Jose covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but San Jose 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 San Jose, $56.73.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Jose, $1.77.

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 San Jose. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Jose's providers, 480 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in San Jose and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in San Jose at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are lower than average in San Jose at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many San Jose 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 San Jose 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 San Jose cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in San Jose with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 20% of households in San Jose. The next fastest internet provider in San Jose is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 0.068% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in San Jose with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Jose, $56.73.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in San Jose, covering 20% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in San Jose and is available to 0.068% of households.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.