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Internet Providers in Hayward, California
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Internet Access in Hayward, California
Hayward has 13 residential Internet Service Providers, and 32 total providers including business and mobile. Consumers have access to 9 choices for wired Internet like DSL or cable.
Cable and DSL are the two main broadband network options around the Hayward area, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall stronger, but the overall speeds of either network system are comparable. Hayward speed test records suggest that local infrastructure is is above-average, coming in 83.80 percent higher than the state aggregated average so far as download rates.
Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Hayward.
The plans displayed here are gathered individually by our research team. We've gathered 593 Internet plans in the area around Hayward, in total.
To summarize, the majority of Hayward homes have 7 options for home broadband, which is higher thanaverage in the state. Hayward is currently the 54th most connected metro area in California. Residents the FCC considers to be "underserved" are relatively low, with only 3,000 limited to a single Internet option. Click into the interactive map on this page to explore network data about neighborhoods within Hayward.
Internet Statistics 2022
1.8% of consumers in Hayward3,000 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 Hayward, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Tekify Fiber & Wireless||10,000 Mbps||Fiber||0s||3.1%|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||96.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Sonic||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||10.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||27.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||27.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Hayward
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 near California State University-East Bay and Life Chiropractic College West
Within the two-mile area around California State University-East Bay, the average house or apartment building has 4 options for an internet connection. Life Chiropractic College West currently shows 5.11 ISPs to choose from at addresses within 2 miles of the university. Both universities currently have download speeds that are appropriate for students needs like streaming films, sharing big folders, and video gaming. Speed test records collected in the same zip where California State University-East Bay is based show an average speed of 153.48 Mbps download, as compared to 109.42 Mbps in the Life Chiropractic College West area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be available in every area around campus, and could be unobtainable in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are based on performance reports, and actual performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised speeds provided on this page.
Data Caps in Hayward
Internet companies have been moving to add data limits onto their residential Internet packages lately. This trend is certainly true in the Hayward market, with local Internet companies such as Xfinity advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for the majority of Internet subscribers, but can affect subscribers that share the connection with household members or techies who upload a large amount of HD or 4K content. For reference, an HD stream on Netflix consumes about three Gigabytes hourly, according to Netflix.
Compare Hayward to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hayward||180.4 Mbps||15||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +365.2 Mbps )||21 ( +6 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -19.1 Mbps )||20 ( +5 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +0.5 Mbps )||19 ( +4 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +6.2 Mbps )||26 ( +11 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -1.3 Mbps )||10 ( -5 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Hayward
Switched to AT&T fiber so much better. When att fiber was available, I ordered and never been happier. I got Gig speeds for $80/mo. The gateway provided from AT&T was adequate for home user, but I use my own security gateway and access points. The provided gateway of bgw210 would get wifi speeds of 300-400 range and 900 on ethernet. My 3rd party access point would get wifi speeds in the 300-500 range, probably more if I had something that can handle the faster wifi.