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Internet Providers in Oakland, California

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Home Internet in Oakland, CA

  • 1. AT&T
    Speeds Up To
    5 Gbps
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    Connection: IPBB, Fiber
    Availability: 96.4%
    Oakland speed tests confirm high speeds for AT&T Internet
  • 2. Xfinity
    Speeds Up To
    2 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 98.9%
    Oakland speed tests confirm high speeds for Xfinity
  • 3. Viasat
    Speeds Up To
    150 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 4. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 29.7%
  • 5. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 6. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 52.8%
  • 7. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 59.3%
  • 8. Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 9. Unwired
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 89.1%
  • 10. Sonic
    Speeds Up To
    10 Gbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 69.1%
  • Etheric
    Speeds Up To
    500 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 59.8%

Best Internet Providers in Oakland, CA

The best internet service providers in Oakland are Xfinity, AT&T Fiber, and Sonic. Of these three, Xfinity is the overall best internet provider, offering a fast fiber optic connection, with download speeds up to . If you don’t have access to its fiber network, its cable internet speeds go up to 2 Gbps. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Residential Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study, Xfinity ranked second place in the West.

AT&T is another best and fast internet provider. It offers download speeds up to 5 Gbps through its AT&T Fiber plans, with plans starting at $55 per month. While its fiber speeds don’t match Xfinity’s, it’s still considered one of the fastest internet providers in Oakland.

Sonic is another internet provider that offers a fast fiber connection, with download speeds up to 10 Gbps. Its plans start as low as per month. However, Sonic Fiber is not as widely available in Oakland as some of its major competitors.

Internet Availability in Oakland, CA

The internet providers available to Oakland residents depend on where they live. In general, residents have access to a few wired internet providers: AT&T Fiber, Xfinity, and Sonic. Let’s take a look at these providers’ coverage areas in Oakland and the type of broadband services they offer there.

First up is AT&T Fiber, which has 66.1% availability. Its coverage areas are scattered throughout downtown and West Oakland, but it has a strong presence in the Lower Bottoms, 7th Street Historic District, and South Prescott. AT&T Fiber also has territory in Ghost Town, though across the Grove Shafter Freeway in Pill Hill you won’t be able to find the service.

In comparison, Xfinity has 98.9% coverage in the city. Its cable service can be found in most neighborhoods except for the select areas in the downtown area. If you live north of the city center in neighborhoods like Westlake and Mosswood, you’re covered by Xfinity. It makes up for the areas that AT&T Fiber lacks, so if you still want fast internet but more coverage, Xfinity checks off the box.

Finally, Sonic has zero presence in the downtown area and instead places emphasis on its coverage in West Oakland and farther northeast in Piedmont. It also covers a decent portion of Cleveland Heights and Eastlake.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Oakland

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