Internet Providers in Atherton, California

Most Popular Internet Providers in Atherton, California:

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    98.8% Available
    98.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $35 - $129.99

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • 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
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $19.99 - $84.99

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • 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. T-Mobile Home Internet
    70.8% Available
    70.8%

    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
  • 4. 4. 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
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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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
  • 6. 6. Ultra Home Internet
    70.8% Available
    70.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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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
  • 7. 7. EarthLink
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.95 - $99.95

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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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
  • 8. 8. Etheric
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $99 - $349

    Speeds up to:
    80 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-80mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $99 - $349
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 9. 9. Cruzio Internet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $74.95 - $74.95

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $74.95 - $74.95
    • Contracts: None required
  • 10. 10. Atherton Fiber
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    10000 Mbps
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  • 11. 11. Race
    17.7% Available
    17.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $25 - $60

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $25 - $60
    • Contracts: None required
  • 12. 12. PAXIO
    5.8% Available
    5.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.5 - $89.5

    Speeds up to:
    10000 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-10000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.5 - $89.5
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    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
  • 2. Metro® by T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    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
  • 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    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
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    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

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Internet Access in Atherton, California

Government-sourced data is the backbone of the broadband availability data listed below. We've examined 1,686 rows of FCC databases about Internet access in the Atherton area. There is limited speed test information on Atherton. Data is limited to 132 records in the last 12 months. Locals should take note of the advertised speeds shown above.

Looking at network technologies being used around Atherton, the most frequently available hardwired Internet technology infrastructures are DSL and Fiber and Cable, with near one hundred percent and close to one hundred percent respectively. Cable internet connections are marketed by former cable TV companies, who use existing coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for Atherton residents because of the strong mix of speed and value.

Xfinity has the largest coverage area for Atherton residents. The provider is available to practically one hundred percent of Atherton addresses. Viasat Internet is also a common option, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for Viasat in Atherton is 100 Mbps.

The average home in Atherton will find 7-8 providers at a given location.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and Xfinity, HughesNet is also in Atherton with a maximum speed of 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands like Etheric Networks deliver 80 Mbps or more using wireless links. for local businesses, there are 10 providers offering enterprise service like T1 and MPLS. See the map on the page below to see how many options residents have at a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Atherton, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Atherton Fiber 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s 99.6%
PAXIO 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s 5.8%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 100.0%
Race Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 17.7%
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 98.8%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.6%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 70.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 70.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Atherton

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Atherton is the 48th most connected city in California ahead of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Carlos, and Stanford, but behind Redwood City.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in San Mateo 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: 100% of people living in Atherton 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 100% of Atherton 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 San Mateo County, approximately 3,000 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.

Broadband Coverage Surrounding Menlo College

Students living within 2 miles of Menlo College can expect to have a choice between 4-5 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Atherton, Xfinity and Viasat are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the Menlo College area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (124.1 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be enough for students in Atherton who need to stream HD video, share a router with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are based on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search field above to see the latest information on internet options at a specific address.

Data Caps in Atherton

Internet companies have moved to add data "plans" to consumer broadband packages lately. The trend holds true in Atherton, with local ISPs such as Xfinity advertising capped plans. It's not a large issue for the majority of residents, but is liable to affect users who consume a lot of 4K content. For residents with data usage concerns, look for fiber plans in your area with the search bar above. Fiber plans are usually more expensive. However, they can offer non-capped data and streaming since fiber cable doesn't have limited bandwidth like cable and DSL.

Compare Atherton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Atherton 124.1 Mbps 14 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +421.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +37.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +6 ) $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +56.8 Mbps ) 19 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +62.5 Mbps ) 26 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +55 Mbps ) 10 ( -4 ) $0.36 ( + $0.00 )