Highest-rated internet providers in San Francisco
San Francisco is the 15th-most populous city in the US, a major tech hub, and world renowned financial center. What that means for locals is that the internet options are good here. With over two dozen providers in San Francisco to choose from, your choice of internet provider might hinge on more than just availability. Price, reliability, and customer service vary in the Bay Area, and you can look at each factor to find the best provider for you.
According to our 2018 internet provider satisfaction survey, the top-rated providers in the Bay Area are AT&T, Suddenlink, and Xfinity. But, to be fair, our survey doesn’t include some of San Francisco’s smaller Internet Service Providers like Race, Sonic, and Raw Bandwidth. Smaller internet companies are often rated better for customer service.
Fastest internet service providers in San Francisco
AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications offers internet at speeds up to 10 Mbps
If you’re looking for fiber internet in San Francisco, you’re in luck. The Bay Area has excellent fiber coverage. Several providers have built out fiber networks in downtown San Francisco with blazing fast speeds up to 1 gigabit (1,000 Mbps), including Xfinity, Raw Broadband, Wave, and AT&T. Xfinity’s gigabit plan is priced lower than the same speed plan from AT&T, although AT&T’s customer service is rated higher.
If you’re looking for speeds between 50–100 Mbps (which is plenty fast for 3–5 devices to stream video simultaneously), you have a lot more choices. Xfinity comes in at a higher price point for lower-speed plans, so you’ll probably save money by going with AT&T, Wave, or Suddenlink if you want a plan with speeds around 100 Mbps or under.
Sonic and Race aren’t as widely available as the bigger name brands, but they still offer great prices for the speed and better customer service. So if these providers offer services in your neighborhood, check them out.