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Internet providers in Santa Clara, CA

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.634%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired28%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 MbpsDSL24%
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Santa Clara internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Santa Clara 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 3.630% of those living in Santa Clara.

There are nine internet providers serving the Santa Clara area, and 97.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Santa Clara's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Santa Clara

The largest internet providers in Santa Clara are AT&T, Xfinity, and Sonic bringing DSL and cable options to Santa Clara.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Santa Clara residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Santa Clara’s third most-available internet provider, Sonic, offers DSL to around 24% of Santa Clara residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Santa Clara covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, $49.16.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Clara, $1.07.

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 Santa Clara. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Clara's providers, 534 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

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara, $49.16.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Clara, $1.07.

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 Santa Clara. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Santa Clara's providers, 534 Mbps.

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Sonic DSL internet

Provider

Sonic

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

24%

DSL from Sonic offers broadband to some, but not many households in Santa Clara covering 24% of the area.

DSL internet from Sonic uses telephone lines in Santa Clara 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 start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Clara, $49.16.

Sonic 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 Santa Clara, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sonic offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Santa Clara. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Clara's providers, 534 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Santa Clara and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Santa Clara at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Santa Clara at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.634% of households in Santa Clara. The next fastest internet provider in Santa Clara is Etheric Networks, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 8.281% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Santa Clara with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Santa Clara, $49.16.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Santa Clara, covering 3.634% of the city.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.