Internet providers in
Palo Alto, CA

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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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.

 
1. AT&T
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Xfinity
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
250Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. New Edge Networks
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
5. Sonic.net
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Xfinity
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
250Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. New Edge Networks
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
5. Sonic.net
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Megapath
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. Zayo Group
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
8. TW Telecom
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Cogent Communication
Available in Palo Alto
10. Level 3 Communications
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Palo Alto?

  • AT&T— Great value
  • Xfinity— High speeds widely available
  • Viasat— Widely available

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.

Internet Provider types in Palo Alto


Cable

98%
Coverage

DSL

99%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Palo Alto,CA


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
Palo Alto
79%
USA

Summary of Palo Alto Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
AT&TDSL & Fiber1000 Mbps3.0/5
XfinityCable250 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
New Edge NetworksDSL & Other Copper Wireline2 MbpsN/A
Sonic.netDSL25 Mbps5.0/5
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Palo Alto

XFINITY

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Ken Wong|2014-11-17

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

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XFINITY

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Di Wu|2014-08-02

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

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