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Internet providers in San Rafael, CA

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San Rafael, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.292%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired55%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL39%
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San Rafael internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in San Rafael 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 Rafael area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of San Rafael residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% of those living in San Rafael.

There are five internet providers serving the San Rafael area, and 98.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among San Rafael's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in San Rafael

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 213 Mbps 184 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 198 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Sonic Telecom 34 Mbps 15 Mbps Wired

Top high-speed internet providers in San Rafael

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all San Rafael residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. San Rafael’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic Telecom, offers DSL to around 39% of San Rafael residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in San Rafael covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in San Rafael 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in San Rafael, $51.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Rafael, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in San Rafael. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Rafael's providers, 441 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in San Rafael covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but San Rafael 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 Rafael, $51.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Rafael, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in San Rafael. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Rafael's providers, 441 Mbps.

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Sonic Telecom DSL internet

Provider

Sonic Telecom

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

39%

DSL from Sonic Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in San Rafael covering 39% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic Telecom uses telephone lines in San Rafael 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in San Rafael, $51.99.

Sonic Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in San Rafael, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic Telecom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in San Rafael. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all San Rafael's providers, 441 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in San Rafael and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in San Rafael at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in San Rafael at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many San Rafael residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in San Rafael with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in San Rafael. The next fastest internet provider in San Rafael is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 0.292% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in San Rafael with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in San Rafael, $51.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in San Rafael, covering 0.292% of the city.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.