Internet providers in Stanford, CA

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Stanford, CA internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL86%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable79%
Google Fiber $50 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic50%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Cruzio Internet - -Wireless100%
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Stanford internet service at a glance

At 94%, broadband coverage in Stanford 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 Stanford area will have access to DSL, which covers 86% of Stanford residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 79% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 50% of those living in Stanford.

There are seven internet providers serving the Stanford area, and 71.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Stanford's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Stanford

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Stanford residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 79% of the area. Stanford’s third most-available internet provider, Google Fiber, offers fiber-optic to around 50% of Stanford residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Stanford covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Stanford 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 Stanford, $50.83.

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 Stanford, $1.18.

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 Stanford. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Stanford's providers, 372 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

79%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in Stanford covering 79% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Stanford 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 Stanford, $50.83.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Stanford, $1.18.

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 Stanford. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Stanford's providers, 372 Mbps.

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Google Fiber fiber-optic internet

Provider

Google Fiber

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

50%

Fiber-optic from Google Fiber offers broadband to about half of households in Stanford covering 50% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Google Fiber is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Stanford than other internet types.

Internet prices for Google Fiber start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Stanford, $50.83.

Google Fiber 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 Stanford, $1.18.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Google Fiber offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Stanford. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Stanford's providers, 372 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Stanford and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Stanford at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Stanford at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Stanford residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Google Fiber is the fastest internet provider in Stanford with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 50% of households in Stanford. The next fastest internet provider in Stanford is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 79% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Stanford with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Stanford, $50.83.

Google Fiber is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Stanford, covering 50% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

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.