Internet Providers in San Mateo, California

Most Popular Internet Providers in San Mateo, California:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    98.9% Available
    98.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Xfinity
    99.3% Available
    99.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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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 - 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 12 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 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 - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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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 - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    99.4% Available
    99.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 7-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes shipping of modem and self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. Etheric
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    150 Mbps
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    150 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-150mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $99 - $349
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 7. 7. Wave
    66.1% Available
    66.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    20 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: 50% off on installation, regularly $79.95. Activation fee is $9.99.
    • Price Range: $19.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 8. 8. Sonic
    19.2% Available
    19.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    2000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 20-2000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $69.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 9. 9. Raw Bandwidth Communications
    11.7% Available
    11.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    24 Mbps
    Download
    2 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-24mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Waived full tech-install or activation to the demarc if self installing.
    • Price Range: $29.95 - $49.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 10. 10. Wave G
    8.4% Available
    8.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $60 - $80
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
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  • 1. 1. Metro® by T-Mobile
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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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
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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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 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. AT&T Wireless
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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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 San Mateo, California

The broadband availability information on this page is drawn from Form 477 data and cross-validated against privatized lit address databases. As of 2021, we've crunched 16,259 rows of governmental data about Internet availability within San Mateo. Average speed analysis is split between major providers and calculated from 57,716 IP-verified speed test recordings gathered over the past 12 months.

EarthLink as well as XFINITY from Comcast can also provide Internet service in San Mateo, often competing for the same customers.

Households in San Mateo usually have two or more available to choose from, although this number tends to rise and dip depending on the neighborhood. Initialize the mapping tool below to discover how competition changes around San Mateo.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in San Mateo.

To summarize, DSL and Fiber and Cable are currently the most commonly available network types within the San Mateo area. and speed test data seen below illustrate how the real-world speed statistics differ when comparing neighborhoods and ISPs in the area.

  • There are 24 internet providers in San Mateo with 10 of those offering residential service
  • San Mateo is the 107th most connected city in California ahead of Belmont, but behind Burlingame, Millbrae, Redwood City, and San Carlos.
  • Explore internet access for communities within San Mateo: Foster City
  • The fastest zip code in San Mateo for July 2021 is 94403. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Mateo, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sonic 2,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 4s 19.2%
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 66.1%
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 8.4%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.3%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 98.9%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Raw Bandwidth Communications 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s 11.7%

Internet Provider Competition Map For San Mateo

San Mateo Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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San Mateo is the 107th most connected city in California ahead of Belmont, but behind Burlingame, Millbrae, Redwood City, and San Carlos.

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: 74% of people living in San Mateo 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 San Mateo 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.

As of this month, 94403 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in San Mateo.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In San Mateo County, approximately 4,000 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.

Working from Home in San Mateo

There are 3,702 workers based in San Mateo who operate primarily from home via telecommuting. 59.94 of those telecommuters take home less than $75K annually. San Mateo has strong Fiber coverage, so it's not a surprise that telecommuting would be popular. It's a good Broadband choice that easily supports cloud services, video conferencing, and other high-bandwidth work uses. Among the portion of San Mateo that census records identify as working from home, 59.94 Within the group of San Mateo that work from home, 59.94% make less than $75,000. If you're setting up a home network for working from home, be sure to check data caps. Many home Internet plans have data limits, which may be difficult if you consume a lot of data for work purposes. Business plans should be installed for customers who need more than a regular consumer-grade plan.

Data Caps in San Mateo

Many Internet companies have begun to add "data caps" onto their residential Internet plans lately. This trend is certainly true in the San Mateo market, with Internet companies like Xfinity advertising capped plans. This might not matter for the majority of Internet subscribers, but might be an issue for households who download a lot of high-def content. If you have concerns about staying under a limit for data use, start by checking for fiber plans at your address using the search bar on this page. Fiber is often pricier, but usually provide unlimited data and streaming because fiber infrastructure doesn't have limited bandwidth seen with cable and DSL connections.

Internet access in San Mateo neighborhoods

Coverage information in San Mateo can be found for the following communities: Foster City.

Compare San Mateo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
San Mateo 173.5 Mbps 13 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +360.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -24.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -12.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -4 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -11.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )