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Internet providers in Walnut Creek, CA

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable78%
Sonic $40 10 - 12 MbpsWired22%
Sonic $40 10 - 80 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 DSL, which covers 99% of Walnut Creek residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Walnut Creek, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are nine 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 nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $52.13.

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 Walnut Creek, $0.97.

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 Walnut Creek. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 368 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

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, $52.13.

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 Walnut Creek, $0.97.

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 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, 368 Mbps.

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Wave Broadband cable internet

Provider

Wave Broadband

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

250 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 $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $52.13.

Wave Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Walnut Creek, $0.97.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wave Broadband offers download speeds up to 250 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, 368 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 higher than average in Walnut Creek at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Walnut Creek at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Walnut Creek 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 Walnut Creek DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Wave Broadband is the fastest internet provider in Walnut Creek with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.003% of households in Walnut Creek. The next fastest internet provider in Walnut Creek is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 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, $52.13.

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.

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.

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.

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%.