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Internet providers in San Rafael, CA

1. AT&T
33% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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2. EarthLink
93% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

3. Xfinity
99% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
4. Sonic
50% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get Sonic Fiber for free with the Affordable Connectivity Program.

5. Etheric Networks
99% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(41)
2. Earthlink Business
92% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
3. Sonic
99% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get Sonic Fiber for free with the Affordable Connectivity Program.

4. Ooma
90% available in San Rafael
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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5. Zayo Group
54% available in San Rafael
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Vista Broadband Networks, Inc.
62% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
7. Etheric Networks
99% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Mint
Available in San Rafael
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in San Rafael
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
18% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in San Rafael
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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5. AT&T Wireless
100% available in San Rafael
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in San Rafael

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the San Rafael area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$72.59/mo

Average speed
184.7 Mbps

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San Rafael Residential Internet Coverage

In the coastal city of San Rafael, there's a lot to keep you busy. This includes high-speed internet, which is available trough a wide variety of providers. No mater what internet bits you have or what your budget is, find a plan that suits you by contacting ISPs that serve this area.

It's hard to go wrong with AT&T, a national provider that has a huge presence in San Rafael. Service reaches all of the city's neighborhoods. This includes Las Gallinas in the north, Bellam in the south, Lucas Valley in the west, and McNears Beach in the east.

Those looking for cable can check out Xfinity. The Xfinity network is nearly identical to the AT&T network in San Rafael, so this is an option throughout the entire city.

Much of San Rafael is covered by Sonic.net. In this city, the network reaches beyond the city limits to the north and south. Service stops short of the city limits in the west, serving parts of Terra Linda and downtown.

Another ISP with a large network in San Rafael is New Edge Networks. The coverage area includes most central and eastern neighborhoods, but coverage is limited in the west.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in San Rafael

Average download speed
184.7 Mbps

Average upload speed
37.91 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
17.24 ms

Average jitter
20.36 ms

 

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What is the best internet provider in San Rafael?

  • AT&T - Great value
  • EarthLink - Multiple service types available
  • Xfinity - High speeds widely available

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Summary of San Rafael internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
EarthLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Sonic Fiber 10000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Sonic
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for Etheric Networks

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 Rafael

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on internet providers in San Rafael.

XFINITY

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Dean M | 10-28-2023

Even though i pay for the 1200 gigabit service, i only get about 300 everytime i do a speed test

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R V | 06-09-2021

It took me three tries to get the internet provider functional and stable. Then three months after installation the disruption happens again. I would start a plan without the use of a past router, to ease the interference of issues.

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XFINITY

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Dean M | 10-28-2023

Even though i pay for the 1200 gigabit service, i only get about 300 everytime i do a speed test

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XFINITY

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R V | 06-09-2021

It took me three tries to get the internet provider functional and stable. Then three months after installation the disruption happens again. I would start a plan without the use of a past router, to ease the interference of issues.

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