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Internet Providers in San Francisco, California

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Home Internet in San Francisco, CA

  • 1. AT&T
    Speeds Up To
    5 Gbps
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    Connection: IPBB, Fiber
    Availability: 95.4%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 2. Xfinity
    Speeds Up To
    2 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 98.6%
    Local tests confirm high speeds
  • 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: 16.5%
  • 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: 56.9%
  • 7. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 52.1%
  • 8. Unwired
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 87.5%
  • 9. Sonic
    Speeds Up To
    10 Gbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 41.3%
  • Astound Broadband Powered by Wave
    Speeds Up To
    1.2 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 25%
  • Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • T-Mobile
    Download Speeds:
    33 - 245 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 22.3%

Best Internet Providers in San Francisco, CA

The best home internet service provider in San Francisco is AT&T Fiber. AT&T Fiber’s fastest plans offer speeds of up to 5 Gbps in some areas of the city. AT&T Fiber’s most affordable plans start at $55. (Like many other internet companies, AT&T offers more than one connection type. We recommend that you focus on its fiber-optic option, AT&T Fiber, rather than its IPBB option, AT&T Internet.)

AT&T isn’t the only fiber internet option in town, however. Google Fiber is a very popular alternative in some areas of San Francisco. Those who live at addresses served by Google Fiber will be able to sign up for plans starting at . Google Fiber’s speeds can reach .

San Francisco’s cable internet provider is Xfinity. Though fiber internet is the best connection type you can get, cable is a great broadband alternative. Xfinity plans and bundles can deliver speeds up to 1 Gbps.

Fastest Internet Providers in San Francisco, CA

The fastest of San Francisco’s internet service companies is AT&T Internet. With the top plan available in the city, you could get speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

For the best and most reliable performance, we recommend going with a fiber internet provider. Fiber internet connections offer faster upload speeds than their DSL and cable counterparts — unlike DSL or cable connections, fiber connections provide upload speeds that are just as fast as their download speeds.

Internet Availability in San Francisco, CA

As you’d expect from a tech hub, San Francisco is very well served by broadband internet companies. That starts with the region’s cable provider, Xfinity, which offers service at virtually every address in the city. Xfinity is a major player in San Francisco — if you’re at work downtown or using the free Wi-Fi at a coffee shop near the Presidio, there’s a good chance that you’re using Xfinity internet.

Getting AT&T Fiber, however, will depend a bit more on your area. You’ll likely be able to sign up for AT&T Fiber if you live in the Richmond District between the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. Coverage is also pretty solid south of Golden Gate Park in the Sunset District, though it drops off a bit as you reach Parkside. AT&T Fiber also serves Noe Valley, the southern part of Westwood Park, just about all of the Excelsior District, and a good chunk of the Bayview District. But in the Mission, the Haight, and the Tenderloin, AT&T Fiber’s availability gets spottier. In downtown San Francisco, there’s not much availability at all.

If you can’t get AT&T Fiber in your area of San Francisco, you may be able to get fiber internet through Google Fiber, which has been expanding its footprint in the city in recent years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in San Francisco, CA

  • Which is the best internet provider in San Francisco?

    The best internet provider in San Francisco is AT&T Fiber. If you can get AT&T’s fiber internet service in your area, we recommend that you go for it. Prices for AT&T Fiber plans start at $55.

  • What is the fastest internet provider in San Francisco?

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Internet Provider Store Locations in San Francisco

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