Internet providers in Palo Alto, CA

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1. Xfinity
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. AT&T
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
3. EarthLink
86% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating (44)
4. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating (0)
5. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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6. HughesNet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
7. Viasat
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
3% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
9. Sail Internet
8% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
10. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
11. Earthlink Home Internet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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 (10)
2. HughesNet
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
3. Viasat
99% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
3% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
5. Sail Internet
5% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Ooma
91% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Zayo Group
31% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Surfnet Communications
51% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. Atherton Fiber
75% available in Palo Alto
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. 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

How much internet speed do I need?

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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Xfinity vs. Verizon

Get Verizon for equally fast upload and download speeds. Pick Xfinity to get fast speeds and xFi home networking controls.

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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.

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Hughesnet vs. Viasat

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

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What is the best internet provider in Palo Alto?

Internet Provider Types in Palo Alto


Cable

81%
Coverage


DSL

93%
Coverage


Fiber

93%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Palo Alto


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Palo Alto
100%
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

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

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

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Summary of Palo Alto internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
AT&T DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps N/A
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband Cable 1000 Mbps N/A
Sail Internet Fixed Wireless 300 Mbps N/A
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Earthlink Home Internet LTE Home 100 Mbps N/A
Surfnet Communications Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps N/A
Atherton Fiber Fiber 10000 Mbps N/A
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A

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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