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Internet providers in Stanford, CA

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Stanford, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL86%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable79%
Google Fiber $70.00 1,000 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic50%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Stanford internet service at a glance

At 91%, 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 91% 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 25% 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 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Stanford

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 128 Mbps 6 Mbps Cable

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Stanford, $60.82.

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 Stanford, $0.28.

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 Stanford. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Stanford's providers, 422 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

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, $60.82.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Stanford, $0.28.

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 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, 422 Mbps.

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Google Fiber fiber-optic internet

Provider

Google Fiber

Starting price*
$70/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 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 $70/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Stanford, $60.82.

Google Fiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.07 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Stanford, $0.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Google Fiber offers download speeds up to 2,000 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, 422 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 about average in Stanford at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Stanford at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Stanford 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 Stanford may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Stanford DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Stanford with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in Stanford. The next fastest internet provider in Stanford is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 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, $60.82.

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

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.