Internet providers in San Francisco, CA

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

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2. AT&T
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
3. Optimum
90% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating (356)

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4. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
23% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
5. EarthLink
90% available in San Francisco
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (44)
6. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
300Mbps

User Rating (0)
7. Sonic
74% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
8. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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9. HughesNet
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
10. Viasat
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Starry Internet
5% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
12. Sail Internet
5% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
13. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
14. Earthlink Home Internet
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
15. Synergy Internet
95% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
16. Raw Bandwidth Communications, Inc.
86% available in San Francisco
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
17. Etheric Networks
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (10)
2. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband
23% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (0)
3. HughesNet
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
4. Viasat
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Sail Internet
5% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
300Mbps
6. Synergy Internet
95% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
7. Ooma
88% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Zayo Group
38% available in San Francisco
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Raw Bandwidth Communications, Inc.
86% available in San Francisco
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Etheric Networks
99% available in San Francisco
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in San Francisco
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in San Francisco
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in San Francisco
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in San Francisco
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Mint
Available in San Francisco
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in San Francisco
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

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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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Internet in San Francisco by the numbers

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Average starting price
$46.65/mo

Average speed
153.2 Mbps

Average install time
38 days

Average installation cost
$99.95

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Average download speed
153.2 Mbps

Average upload speed
40.7 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
47.5 ms

Average jitter
211.3 ms

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Summary of San Francisco 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
Optimum Cable 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave Broadband Cable 1000 Mbps N/A
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.0/5
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home 300 Mbps N/A
Sonic Fiber 10000 Mbps 4.5/5
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
Starry Internet Fixed Wireless 200 Mbps 3.5/5
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
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A
Raw Bandwidth Communications, Inc. DSL 100 Mbps N/A
Etheric Networks Fiber & 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 San Francisco

Don’t worry, you’re not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop on internet providers in San Francisco.

XFINITY

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Rackter M | 05-06-2022

Occasional issues with Internet, but for the most part was ok. The real issue is the customer service - they are the WORST! I tried to do things online, but it doesn't go through, so you have to call in. Took 4 calls and more than 45 minutes to accomplish what I wanted, and was excruciatingly frustrating. They don't listen and/or don't understand. They read scripts and/or talk continuously so you can't ask a question. When you finally get a chance, they interrupt you to answer before you finish the question - and don't answer the right question. When you try to ask again, they get hostile. Just an unpleasant experience.

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Micky S | 04-15-2022

Xfinity is a monopoly and they know it. Watch your bill rapidly climb as non existing out sourced customer service and connectivity decrease, just use your phone r tab for internet if you can do it or you will be overcharged indefinitely

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Joe B | 10-15-2021

When it works it is fine. When it doesn't, good luck. Tech support is useless. On-site technicians are a mixed bag but if you want the speed you pay for, expect some pushback on doing anything and expect to be informed it will probably cost you additional $$

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Karl C | 11-04-2018

If you enjoy playing games with your internet provider, go with Xfinity. They know all the games. They will mess with your rates, increasing them over time, and they will nickel and dime you with little fees and charges. Want a consistent bill? You won't find it here. Instead you'll spend hours on the phone with them every few months trying to negotiate a package because every rate the offer is "promotional" and will increase after the promotion period. You would think that in Silicon Valley there would be a wide variety of providers, but unfortunately that is not the case, so we are left with Xfinity and all of their nonsense.

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Jennifer Q | 02-09-2015

I am looking for a better service provider. AT&T has difficulty keeping things fixed. When I call I am always told there is trouble on the line someone finds when resting it and makes attempt to repair. In less than a month, the issue comes back and another phone call is needed. They should have this stuff automated and know when there are issues to fix. Their customer service line is so automated, however, you will need to answer a dozen questions to get to a human, when half the time I need to transferred and the call breaks. It's too often that I need to call them. Mt website host even ran a trace route to see why I kept getting time outs and discovered AT&T was the issue. It is not great for business or home use. Good luck even trying to watch Netflix. It is an endless "network error" experience.

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Clayton W | 11-23-2014

the service is terrible and the speeds are never consistent. I am paying an outrageous amount for service and yet I have to resort to my phone for most my internet use

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