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Internet providers in Palo Alto, CA

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1. AT&T
92% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

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3. Frontier
88% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary
4. Xfinity
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

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5. EarthLink
93% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(69)

Ranked #1 by HighSpeedInternet.com customer satisfaction for 2021 & 2022

6. Sonic
33% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

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7. Sail Internet
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. HughesNet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(217)

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9. Viasat
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Astound Broadband
3% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

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11. ispMint
99% available in Palo Alto
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
12. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Palo Alto
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
13. Surfnet Communications
51% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
14. Atherton Fiber
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
15. Unlimitedville
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
16. Etheric Networks
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(38)
2. Frontier
15% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary
3. Sail Internet
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(217)

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5. Viasat
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Astound Broadband
3% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

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7. ispMint
99% available in Palo Alto
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
8. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Palo Alto
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
9. Ooma
97% available in Palo Alto
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
10. Zayo Group
31% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Surfnet Communications
51% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
12. Atherton Fiber
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
13. Unlimitedville
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
14. Etheric Networks
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Mint
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

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AT&T vs. Xfinity

If you need a lot of speed for your large household, go with AT&T Fiber. Opt for Xfinity to get its widely available high speeds.

Read more about AT&T vs. Xfinity

Xfinity vs. Frontier

Pick Xfinity for several high-speed packages. Choose Frontier for fast fiber speeds and good bundling options.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Frontier

Hughesnet vs. Viasat

Get low prices on satellite internet with HughesNet. Order Viasat for superior speeds and newer technology.

Read more about Hughesnet vs. Viasat

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What is the best internet provider in Palo Alto?

Internet Provider Types in Palo Alto


Cable

89%
Coverage


DSL

67%
Coverage


Fiber

86%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Palo Alto


3 Mbps

96%
Availability


10 Mbps

96%
Availability


25 Mbps

96%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

96%
Palo Alto
94%
California
79%
USA

Palo Alto Residential Internet Coverage

The city of Palo Alto lies near the coast and is just a stone's throw away from Stanford, making it a great place for business professionals, students, and growing families to settle down. One of the main amenities of this city is its variety of internet service providers.

Those living and working in Palo Alto have access to fiber optic internet and DSL through AT&T. AT&T is an established service provider with a network that stretches to include Middlefield in the north, Neal in the south, Sand Hill in the west, and Bayshore in the east.

Cable is in high demand in California. Thanks to Xfinity, all of Palo Alto has access to a number of cable plans. In addition to serving outlying communities, Xfinity covers central areas like Alta Mesa, Channing, and Alma.

With its growing network, Sonic.net is a common choice for internet in California. Like many other ISPs, Sonic.net provides service to the entirety of Palo Alto.

Offering a network that stretches through central Palo Alto, New Edge Networks is an option for those in a few select neighborhoods. Covered areas include those near downtown, Waverley Street, Loma Verde, and Charleston Road.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Palo Alto

Sonic offers internet at speeds up to 10000 Mbps

Atherton Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 10000 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

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Summary of Palo Alto internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Frontier DSL N/A 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Sonic Fiber 10000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Sonic
Sail Internet Fiber & Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for Sail Internet
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Astound Broadband Cable & DSL 1200 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for Astound Broadband
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Surfnet Communications Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for Surfnet Communications
Atherton Fiber Fiber 10000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Atherton Fiber
Unlimitedville LTE Home 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Unlimitedville
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for Etheric Networks

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Palo Alto

XFINITY

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Ken W | 11-17-2014

Aside from billing and service issues at the beginning, the service has stayed reliable and extremely fast.

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XFINITY

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Di W | 08-02-2014

Fast speeds, but expensive and bad customer service. I would rather not have to buy TV with the bundle.

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