Internet providers in San Jose, CA

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

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2. AT&T
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. EarthLink
74% available in San Jose
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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

4. Spectrum
27% available in San Jose
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed.

5. Frontier
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
500Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

6. Sonic
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Viasat
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. HughesNet
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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9. Sail Internet
5% available in San Jose
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Synergy Internet
95% available in San Jose
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
11. Cruzio Internet
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. Etheric Networks
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
13. RAZZOLINK
90% available in San Jose
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
14. Surfnet Communications
18% available in San Jose
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
36Mbps
15. Raw Bandwidth Communications, Inc.
12% available in San Jose
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Comcast Business
97% available in San Jose
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. Viasat
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Ooma
99% available in San Jose
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Zayo Group
5% available in San Jose
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Allstream
Available in San Jose
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in San Jose
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in San Jose
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in San Jose
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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

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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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What is the best internet provider in San Jose?

You’d think that internet providers would be tripping over themselves to provide the best, fastest internet to the tech-savvy residents of San Jose. But there are surprisingly few fiber and fast cable internet options in the city.

Of course, there are still ways to get gigabit speeds throughout San Jose, but the competition is light. Thankfully, that makes it pretty easy to find the best internet providers.

In terms of speed and coverage, Xfinity and AT&T are the best internet providers in the city. Both ISPs offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in most areas. With AT&T, you might get stuck with slower DSL internet in certain neighborhoods, but most of the city has access to the faster AT&T fiber network.

The shared downside to AT&T and Xfinity is that both lock you into contracts. Xfinity internet can also be a little pricey, especially for its top speeds. AT&T has better prices for the fastest plans, but its starting prices for basic internet are higher.

Summary of San Jose 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
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
Frontier DSL & Fiber 500 Mbps 1.5/5
Sonic Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Sail Internet Fiber & Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps N/A
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A
Cruzio Internet Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Etheric Networks Fiber & Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
RAZZOLINK Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps N/A
Surfnet Communications Fixed Wireless 36 Mbps N/A
Raw Bandwidth Communications, Inc. DSL 100 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 San Jose

EarthLink and AT&T are the highest-rated ISPs in San Jose. Their customers gave them the highest ratings in our annual customer satisfaction survey. EarthLink has the happiest customers—the ISP ranked first overall and in every individual category. AT&T customers rate it highly for satisfaction with price and reliability.

Many of the internet providers available in San Jose are smaller, regional ISPs and are therefore not represented in our survey of large, national ISPs. So if you’re looking for great service locally, our tip is to go with a fiber internet service. On average, customers with fiber-optic internet report higher satisfaction with their internet service compared to customers using DSL or cable internet.

 

Fastest internet service providers in San Jose

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

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

The city of San Jose has a few providers that offer internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps), including AT&T and Xfinity. Most people don’t need the fastest internet service. But the extra bandwidth is useful if you’re splitting the connection between several roommates or family members.

Just over 95% of the city has access to 100 Mbps internet. So even if you can’t get gigabit internet (or just don’t want to pay for it), you’ll still get speeds fast enough for HD streaming, gaming, and multiple connections.

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Xfinity vs. AT&T

Read our comparative review to decide which national ISP is a better fit for your home.

Read more about Xfinity vs. AT&T

Xfinity vs. Frontier

See how Frontier DSL stacks up against Xfinity’s fast cable internet in our head-to-head comparison.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Frontier

AT&T Installation Guide

AT&T is one of the largest internet providers in San Jose. Check out our in-depth review for all the details.

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San Jose residential internet coverage

Unsurprisingly, there are several national and local internet providers present in the San Jose area. It would be really weird if there weren’t many options in the heart of Silicon Valley. Over 97% of Santa Clara county has at least two providers for 100 Mbps internet, compared to less than 50% nationally according to FCC Fixed Broadband Deployment data.

If you’re looking for the fastest internet, both AT&T and Xfinity offer gigabit speeds to pretty much all of Silicon Valley, but AT&T has better coverage south of San Jose. Sail Internet also offers fast speeds—up to 300 Mbps—from Japantown to Hayes and west into Willow Glen.

If you’re looking for something a little less intense than fiber-optic internet, Sonic provides DSL internet plans with speeds up to 25 Mbps throughout most of San Jose. And Frontier Communications has DSL coverage around the East Foothills, Alum Rock, Evergreen, and Los Gatos.

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Featured customer reviews

AT&T

 

“I have been with AT&T for a couple of years now. Their customer service, sales, installers, etc. have all been great in meeting and exceeding my expectations.”

–Julie T.

Xfinity

 

“Xfinity was great, I loved the speed and they always seemed to be increasing the speed free of charge. The price is very expensive.”

–Cole J.

Frontier

 

“Frontier internet service is consistently good. We have a connection thru our cable. Speed is very good, however, sometimes when streaming movies through Netflix or Amazon Prime, there is a delay with the audio.”

–Teresa B.

San Jose internet FAQ

Are there fast internet options in San Jose?

You can definitely find fast internet in San Jose. A few Internet Service Providers—including AT&T and Xfinity—offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) in some areas, which is about as fast as residential internet can currently get. Speeds of at least 100 Mbps (the FCC considers a broadband connection to be 25 Mbps and above) are available to about 95% of San Jose residents.

Does DIRECTV offer internet service in San Jose?

DIRECTV doesn’t provide internet services, but you can bundle DIRECTV with your AT&T internet subscription. Of course, you can also get DIRECTV by itself in addition to whatever high-speed internet package you want, but you won’t get bundle discounts that way.

How do AT&T and Xfinity compare in San Jose?

AT&T has both fiber and DSL internet in San Jose, while Xfinity is a cable internet and TV provider. Both offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in San Jose, and both require contracts when you sign up.

If you want the fastest speeds, AT&T’s 1,000 Mbps plan costs less than Xfinity’s, and it doesn’t have a data cap. But Xfinity’s slower internet plans (less than 100 Mbps) are cheaper than AT&T’s.

How much does internet service cost in San Jose?

Internet prices in San Jose start at around $30 per month for 15 Mbps (with Xfinity Performance Starter*) and go up to more than a hundred dollars per month for gigabit speeds. It all depends on which providers are available in your area and how much speed you need. But we’d say most people would be happy with AT&T’s Internet 300 plan, which starts at $50 per month for one year.

In general, slower internet speed packages are less expensive than faster speeds from the same company. But the same isn’t true across companies, so it’s a good idea to shop around for the best deal. For example, fixed wireless and satellite internet providers often charge more for slower speeds than cable, DSL, or fiber internet providers do.

Which internet providers are available in San Jose?

There are more than two dozen internet providers with coverage areas in and around San Jose, including Xfinity, AT&T, and Sonic. Run your zip to see the options available in your neighborhood.

Customer reviews of internet providers in San Jose

AT&T

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Alondra M | 01-21-2015

Direct tv is a really good cable, you can watch many good movies and TV shows. The price is ok it's not that bad. We have Internet but it's kinda slow and sometimes there's internet but it doesn't work, so we have to reset it

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XFINITY

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Chris L | 12-23-2014

Customer service isn't the best but speed is ok. Sometimes it seems to drop to a slower rate and then it gets frustrating. I am in IT so I know the test and I know when there is an issue with the provider.

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XFINITY

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Raghuveer S | 05-23-2014

Sometimes the the speed drops below the rated speed. No service disruptions in last 1 year. But pricing keeps increasing and no benefits for being a loyal customer for years.

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