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Internet providers in Palo Alto, CA

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1. AT&T
44% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

3. Xfinity
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

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4. Sail Internet
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Sonic
33% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

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6. Hughesnet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

7. Viasat
81% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
8. Astound Broadband
3% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
9. ispMint
99% available in Palo Alto
ispMint
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
10. Easy Internet Now
95% available in Palo Alto
Easy Internet Now
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
Link not provided
11. Frontier
88% available in Palo Alto
Frontier
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary
Link not provided

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12. Surfnet Communications
51% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
13. Atherton Fiber
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
14. 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(41)
2. Earthlink Business
92% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
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
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
81% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Astound Broadband
3% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
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. Frontier
15% available in Palo Alto
Frontier
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary
Link not provided

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10. Ooma
97% available in Palo Alto
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
11. Zayo Group
31% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. Surfnet Communications
51% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
13. Atherton Fiber
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
14. Etheric Networks
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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4. Verizon Wireless
71% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
100% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

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

Internet in Palo Alto

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Palo Alto area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$68.43/mo

Average speed
165 Mbps

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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.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Palo Alto

Average download speed
165.04 Mbps

Average upload speed
58.62 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
17.4 ms

Average jitter
19.27 ms

 

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Learn more about Easy Internet Now

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Learn more about Surfnet Communications

Learn more about Atherton Fiber

Learn more about Etheric Networks

What is the best internet provider in Palo Alto?

  • AT&T - Great value
  • EarthLink - Multiple service types available
  • Xfinity - High speeds widely available
  • Hughesnet - Perfect for rural areas
  • Viasat - Widely available
  • Frontier - No-contract plans available

Compare internet providers in your area

Still unsure which internet provider to choose? Check out some of our head-to-head comparisons to help narrow down your decision.

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Summary of Palo Alto internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Sail Internet Fiber & Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for Sail Internet
Sonic Fiber 10000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Sonic
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Astound Broadband Cable & DSL 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Astound Broadband
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps 4.5/5
Easy Internet Now Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.5/5
Frontier DSL N/A 3.5/5
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
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

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on 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9 No 2

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 14 No 0

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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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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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9 No 2

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