Internet providers in Sunnyvale, CA

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Sunnyvale, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 100 MbpsDSL92%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable93%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired31%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL28%
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Sunnyvale internet service at a glance

At 95%, broadband coverage in Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale area will have access to DSL, which covers 94% of Sunnyvale residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Sunnyvale.

There are seven internet providers serving the Sunnyvale area, and 91.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sunnyvale'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 Sunnyvale

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Sunnyvale residents, covering 92% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 12% of the area. Sunnyvale’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 93% of Sunnyvale residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Sunnyvale covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, $54.85.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sunnyvale, $1.66.

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 Sunnyvale. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sunnyvale's providers, 388 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

12%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Sunnyvale covering 12% 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 Sunnyvale than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sunnyvale, $54.85.

AT&T 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 Sunnyvale, $1.66.

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 Sunnyvale. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sunnyvale's providers, 388 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

93%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Sunnyvale covering 93% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, $54.85.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sunnyvale, $1.66.

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 Sunnyvale. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sunnyvale's providers, 388 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sunnyvale and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Sunnyvale at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Sunnyvale at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Sunnyvale cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Sunnyvale with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 12% of households in Sunnyvale. The next fastest internet provider in Sunnyvale is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Sunnyvale with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sunnyvale, $54.85.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sunnyvale, covering 12% 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%.

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.