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Internet providers in 94596

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94596 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Wave Broadband $40.00 5 - 20 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsWired47%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 24 - 1,000 MbpsDSL35%
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94596 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 94596 ZIP code 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 94596 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 72% of those living in the 94596 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 94596 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 94596, 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
AT&T 102 Mbps 96 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 209 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Sonic Telecom 70 Mbps 12 Mbps Wired
Wave Broadband 104 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Etheric Networks 34 Mbps 36 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in 94596

The largest internet providers serving the 94596 ZIP code are AT&T, Xfinity, and Wave Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 94596 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Walnut Creek’s third most-available internet provider, Wave Broadband, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 94596 ZIP code.

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 the 94596 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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, $2.00.

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 94596 ZIP code. 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, 242 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 94596 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 94596 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, $2.00.

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 94596 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 242 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

100%

Cable from Wave Broadband offers broadband to all households in the 94596 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Wave Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 94596 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, $2.00.

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 94596 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 242 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 94596 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 94596 and the greater Walnut Creek area. 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 in the 94596 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 94596 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 94596 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 94596. The next fastest internet provider in the 94596 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 94596 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $49.99.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.