Internet providers in San Jose, CA

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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 nine 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 nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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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*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Jose, $47.49.

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 San Jose, $0.78.

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, 784 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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Jose, $47.49.

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 San Jose, $0.78.

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, 784 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, $47.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Jose, $0.78.

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, 784 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in San Jose and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in San Jose at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for 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.

San Jose, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 20%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 100 Mbps DSL 95%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.068%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 98%
Sonic Telecom, LLC - - Wired 12%
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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, $47.49.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.