Internet Providers in Alameda, California

Most Popular Internet Providers in Alameda, California:

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    94% Available
    94%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $35 - $129.99

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 75-1000mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Xfinity
    98.5% Available
    98.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $19.99 - $84.99

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $84.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $64.99 - $249.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    96.5% Available
    96.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.95 - $99.95

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. T-Mobile Home Internet
    17.4% Available
    17.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Ultra Home Internet
    17.4% Available
    17.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 8. 8. Etheric
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $99 - $349

    Speeds up to:
    150 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-150mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $99 - $349
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 9. 9. Common Networks
    57.4% Available
    57.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    75 Mbps
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  • 10. 10. Sonic
    30.1% Available
    30.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $69.99

    Speeds up to:
    80 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 20-80mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $69.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 11. 11. Unwired
    5.3% Available
    5.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.95 - $129.95

    Speeds up to:
    22 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-22mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $129.95
    • Contracts: None required
  • 12. Unwired
    1.4% Available
    1.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    10000 Mbps
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  • 1. Metro® by T-Mobile
    99.5% Available
    99.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $40 - $60

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. T-Mobile
    98.2% Available
    98.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    98.1% Available
    98.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. AT&T Wireless
    96.3% Available
    96.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75

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Internet Access in Alameda, California

Broadband competition in Alameda is above average compared to other parts of California. There is an average of 6.36 providers serviceable in each census block. Alameda ranks 127th on the "most connected city" charts. (Measured by number of providers with coverage at each address) As it stands, only 1.82 percent of Alameda residents have one or fewer choices for Internet.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is only collected twice annually and only made public six months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Cable and DSL providers like EarthLink make up the main network systems with availability in Alameda.

Xfinity is also a common Internet option in Alameda. They offer primarily Cable service available to 98 percent of the area. Etheric Networks is another alternative wireless service for close to one hundred percent of the local area. Keep in mind that fixed wireless has to have roof access or proximity to a Etheric Networks access point.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, registered with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available for about virtually one hundred percent of the population. The top speed recorded for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages as high as 25 Mbps. In general, any speed above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be enough for streaming SD videos on WiFi, but becomes an issue for large households or high-bandwidth services like Skype, cloud apps, and etc. See the coverage maps below to see Internet options at the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2022

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alameda, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Unwired Ltd 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s 1.4%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 98.5%
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 94.0%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 96.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Sonic 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s 30.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 17.4%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 17.4%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alameda

Alameda Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Alameda is the 127th most connected city in California ahead of Berkeley and San Lorenzo, but behind Oakland, Emeryville, and San Leandro.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 14,000 people in Alameda County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 73% of people living in Alameda have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Alameda residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Alameda County, approximately 15,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Internet Service Availability Surrounding Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area

Students residing within 2 miles of Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area can expect to have a selection of 3 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Alameda, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (144.63 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be adequate for students in Alameda who want to watch high-definition video, share a connection with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are based on openly available performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search box on this page to see the latest information on internet options at a specific address.

Working from Home in Alameda

Alameda currently has a population of 2,724 workers who work out of their home via telecommuting. Of the portion of Alameda telecommuting, 57.16 percent earn less than $75,000 per year. Alameda features strong Fiber infrastructure, so it's to be expected that working from home might be popular in the area. Fiber is a desireable Broadband choice that easily supports cloud services and many other intensive work-related use cases. Among the portion of Alameda that census records identify as working from home, 57.16 Within the group of Alameda that work from home, 57.16 percent earn less than $75,000 per year. If you're putting together a home network for telecommuting, it's important to verify any data limits. Some residential Broadband packages have data limits, which can be difficult if you consume a lot of data for work purposes. Business-class plans should be installed for those who need more than a regular consumer-grade deal.

Data Caps in Alameda

Many Internet providers have been moving to increase the use of data "plans" to residential Internet plans in recent years. The trend holds true for Alameda, with local ISPs like Xfinity featuring capped plans. This won't really matter for the majority of Internet users, but can be an issue for users that share their plan or "power users" who download or upload a lot of high-def video. If you have concerns about living within a limit for data use, look for fiber in the area with the search bar on this page. Fiber packages are frequently higher priced, but can provide unlimited data use since fiber infrastructure doesn't share limited bandwidth seen with cable and DSL.

Compare Alameda to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alameda 165.7 Mbps 14 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +379.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -4.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +6 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +15.2 Mbps ) 19 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +20.9 Mbps ) 26 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +13.4 Mbps ) 10 ( -4 ) $0.36 ( + $0.00 )