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Internet providers in Walnut Creek, CA

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Walnut Creek, CA internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable78%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired22%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL17%
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Walnut Creek internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Walnut Creek 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 47% of those living in Walnut Creek.

There are eight internet providers serving the Walnut Creek area, and 99.43% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Walnut Creek's eight 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 Walnut Creek

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Etheric Networks 34 Mbps 36 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 144 Mbps 148 Mbps DSL
Sonic Telecom 70 Mbps 12 Mbps Wired
Xfinity 196 Mbps 164 Mbps Cable
Wave Broadband 92 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Walnut Creek

The largest internet providers in Walnut Creek are AT&T, Xfinity, and Wave Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to Walnut Creek.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Walnut Creek residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Walnut Creek’s third most-available internet provider, Wave Broadband, offers cable to around 78% of Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Walnut Creek 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $49.99.

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 Walnut Creek, $2.08.

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 Walnut Creek. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 353 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Walnut Creek covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek, $49.99.

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 Walnut Creek, $2.08.

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 Walnut Creek. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

78%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to most households in Walnut Creek covering 78% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Walnut Creek residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Wave Broadband start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $49.99.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $8.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Walnut Creek, $2.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Walnut Creek. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 353 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Walnut Creek and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Walnut Creek at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Walnut Creek at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Walnut Creek. The next fastest internet provider in Walnut Creek is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Walnut Creek with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $49.99.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.