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Internet providers in 94596

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94596 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
Wave Broadband $69.95 100 - 250 MbpsCable100%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -Wired47%
Sonic Telecom $39.99 -DSL35%
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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 DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% 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 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 987 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 DSL
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*
$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 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $54.13.

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 Walnut Creek, $1.75.

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 94596 ZIP code. 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, 247 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

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, $54.13.

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 Walnut Creek, $1.75.

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 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, 247 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

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 $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Walnut Creek, $54.13.

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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Walnut Creek, $1.75.

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 94596 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Walnut Creek's providers, 247 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 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 in the 94596 ZIP, 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 cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 94596 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 94596 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 94596. The next fastest internet provider in the 94596 ZIP code is Wave Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 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, $54.13.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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.