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Internet Providers in San Lorenzo, California
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Internet Access in San Lorenzo, California
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in San Lorenzo. HughesNet is also widely available.
XFINITY from Comcast is another common Internet option for San Lorenzo, offering mainly Cable connections with coverage in 97 percent of the area. Etheric Networks is another alternative wireless service to practically one hundred percent of San Lorenzo. Keep in mind that it needs roof access or line of site with a Etheric Networks tower or access point.
Looking at the Internet technologies within San Lorenzo, you have two primary systems: cable (XFINITY from Comcast is an example) and DSL (providers like EarthLink).
broadband competition is reasonably robust in San Lorenzo, and the average San Lorenzo resident has access to 6-7 ISPs. Averaged out to account for all neighborhoods, that's precisely 6.21 options per location.
The broadband coverage insights on the page below are drawn from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from ISPs or via unlisted third parties. Averaged statistics regarding speed data comes via M-Labs, which is the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google queries. Our research team has manually collected package price and service data on 383 broadband offerings in San Lorenzo to date.
- There are 15 internet providers in San Lorenzo with 8 of those offering residential service
- San Lorenzo is the 285th most connected city in California ahead of Castro Valley, but behind Hayward, San Leandro, Alameda, and Union City.
- The fastest zip code in San Lorenzo for July 2021 is 94580. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.0% of consumers in San Lorenzo800 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 San Lorenzo, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.1%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||96.8%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Sonic||40 Mbps||DSL||3m 24s||7.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around San Lorenzo
Data from our researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in San Lorenzo use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare San Lorenzo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|San Lorenzo||105.9 Mbps||10||$0.29 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +428.5 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +42.9 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +54.7 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +63.6 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +56.2 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|