Internet providers in Sacramento, CA

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

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2. AT&T
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. EarthLink
85% available in Sacramento
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Eligible for up to $50 savings through the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.

4. Frontier
95% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

5. Viasat
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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7. Synergy Internet
95% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
8. Encore Communications
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
9. Succeed.Net
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. DigitalPath
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
75Mbps
11. Ruralnet Wireless LLC
59% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
12. Consolidated Communications
27% available in Sacramento
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
13. Internet Free Planet
21% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
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1. Comcast Business
100% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. Viasat
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Ooma
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Encore Communications
99% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Ruralnet Wireless LLC
59% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
6. Internet Free Planet
21% available in Sacramento
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Zayo Group
4% available in Sacramento
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Allstream
Available in Sacramento
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Sacramento
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Sacramento
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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3. Verizon Wireless
Available in Sacramento
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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4. AT&T Wireless
Available in Sacramento
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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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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What is the best internet provider in Sacramento?

AT&T has the widest coverage in the area, especially downtown. It offers both DSL and fiber-optic internet, with fiber speeds reaching up to 1,000 Mbps. Whether you’re looking for a turbo-charged experience or just need cheap internet for basic tasks, there’s a good chance AT&T has an internet plan for you.

Earthlink is also widely available, because it uses internet bandwidth from other providers’ networks and resells it to its customers. This means your EarthLink service will differ depending on where you live, depending on which network it’s selling you space on. This also means that EarthLink plans often cost more than similar plans on other networks, but it makes up for this disadvantage with straightforward pricing, unlimited data, and, most importantly, EarthLink provides great customer service. This has earned EarthLink the top spot in our annual customer survey two years in a row.

Xfinity covers most of the downtown area and eastern suburbs, bringing speedy and reliable cable internet service to residents of California’s capital. As long as you’re on the eastern side of town, Xfinity makes a great alternative to AT&T.

Frontier offers DSL service for some downtown and outlying areas, but coverage isn’t as consistent as it is with AT&T or Xfinity. And if you happen to be in an area where none of these providers have coverage, you can always count on satellite internet from Viasat or HughesNet.

Summary of Sacramento internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Frontier Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A
Encore Communications Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Succeed.Net Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps N/A
DigitalPath Fixed Wireless 75 Mbps 0.5/5
Ruralnet Wireless LLC Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A
Consolidated Communications DSL & Fiber 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Internet Free Planet Fixed Wireless 10 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.

Highest-rated internet providers in Sacramento

EarthLink is currently the top-rated internet service provider in Sacramento and offers both DSL and cable connections. It is followed by AT&T (DSL, fiber), and Frontier (fiber). Overall, Sacramento is definitely the place to be for fast fiber internet connections.

In our annual customer satisfaction survey, EarthLink ranked first place in overall customer satisfaction. AT&T landed in second place while Xfinity ranked eleventh out of 12. We didn’t receive enough respondents for Frontier to gauge customer satisfaction for our survey published in 2021.

Overall, EarthLink dominated the top spots for customer satisfaction in speed, price, reliability, and customer service. AT&T remained in the top five across those four categories while Xfinity remained in the bottom half. In terms of customer service and price, Xfinity ranked last out of 12.

What’s notable is that AT&T held its place as other internet providers (except EarthLink) dropped in ranks over the past year. AT&T’s fiber customers helped fuel its ratings across the board, although the individual fiber satisfaction scores weren’t that much higher than the DSL scores.

 

Fastest internet service providers in Sacramento

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Frontier offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

For the speed demons in Sacramento, AT&T and Xfinity both offer up to 1,000 Mbps. AT&T’s Gig package uses fiber, while Xfinity uses traditional cable. Availability of the 1,000 Mbps plans depends on your neighborhood, but there are plenty of options for high-speed internet in the Sacramento area.

Frontier and Spectrum offer speeds up to about 100 Mbps (115 Mbps for Frontier) in their coverage areas, and satellite customers can also get speeds up to 100 Mbps with Viasat.

Overall, over 99% of the Sacramento area has access to broadband speeds of at least 25 Mbps.

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Xfinity vs. AT&T

Compare Sacremento’s two fastest providers and find out which is best for you.

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Xfinity vs. Frontier

Choose Xfinity for consistently fast speeds and wide availability. Choose Frontier for affordable bundles and fast fiber upload speeds.

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Cable vs. Fiber: Which Internet Type Is Right for You?

Both fiber and cable internet are common types of broadband internet, but which connection is right for you?

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Sacramento residential internet coverage

AT&T in Sacramento

AT&T covers the entire downtown Sacramento area, as well as nearly all the nearby suburbs. Coverage stretches from Natomas Creek and Village 12 in the north to Valley High and Meadowview in the south. If you live in Sacramento, chances are good AT&T Internet covers you.

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Xfinity in Sacramento

Xfinity internet service isn’t quite as widespread as AT&T in the Sacramento area. It covers most of the downtown area, but some southwestern neighborhoods like Little Pocket and Greenhaven will have to look elsewhere.

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Frontier in Sacramento

Frontier DSL internet coverage is mostly limited to a small area downtown, including the central neighborhoods of Richards and American River Parkway. Other areas with Frontier service include Del Paso Park and Ben Ali.

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Spectrum in Sacramento

Spectrum cable internet coverage is available in a few areas of Sacramento. You can get Spectrum in Arden-Arcade between Mission Avenue and El Camino Avenue. You can also get it to the south of Sacramento in the Florin area and to the north in the North Natomas area.

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Satellite internet in Sacramento

Thanks to its nationwide coverage, satellite internet is available to all Sacramento residents. If you can’t find a plan that fits your needs with AT&T or Xfinity, check out HughesNet and Viasat.

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Featured customer reviews

Xfinity

 

“My experience since 2008 has been wonderful.”

–Dawn C.

Xfinity

 

“It’s a very fast service….”

–Janet R.

AT&T

 

“The service from AT&T has been good…”

–James G

Sacramento internet FAQ

Who has the best internet in Sacramento?

AT&T offers the best internet in Sacramento for most people. It covers most of the city, the service is fast, and the company gets good scores from customers for reliability.

What are the different types of internet providers in Sacramento?

Fiber internet and DSL are available from AT&T in Sacramento. Xfinity and Spectrum offer cable internet service, and Frontier provides DSL service to select areas. Satellite internet service is available to all Sacramento residents.

How much is AT&T internet in Sacramento?

AT&T Internet prices range from $50 to $70 per month.

How much does Xfinity internet cost in Sacramento?

Xfinity costs $29.99 to $299.95 per month, depending on how much speed you need.

Is there fiber internet in Sacramento?

Yes, there is fiber internet in Sacramento. AT&T offers fast fiber packages with equal upload and download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Sacramento

XFINITY

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Marshelle B | 11-05-2018

Our internet connection goes out 1-2 times per hour. We drop the signal entirely. At least once a month they have a major outage with major repair needed. Xfinity wants to offer you a longer contract rather than discount your service. I hate them and want to change as soon as I can find a better provider.

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Maria V | 01-18-2017

The service is good most of the time they can talk you thou the problem might be having very friendly. Internet speed is fast and dependable.

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XFINITY

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Dawn C | 06-14-2016

my experience since 2008 has been wonderful i teach homeschool and we have had such a good internet service with comcast and all the employees we have had to talk with. they have such great deals and for the price you pay you get alot for your money, if you need help they have awsome techs they even call you back and pick up your equipment if you have no car for returns. i have tryed other internet services but comcast has so far the best quality and great movies and internet and phone packages for all to try thanks comcast for your time and service dawn

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