Internet Providers in San Mateo, CA

Residential Internet Statistics for San Mateo, CA
Internet Service Providers: 10
Plans Start From: $19.95
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in San Mateo, California:

Showing 1 to 12 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    95.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95.1% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    99.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.3% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    31.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    31.8% Available
  • 4. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. EarthLink
    99.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.4% Available
  • 8. 8. Etheric
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *150 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 9. 9. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave
    66.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    66.1% Available
  • 10. 10. Sonic
    28% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *2 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    28% Available
  • 11. 11. Raw Bandwidth Communications
    11.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *24 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    11.7% Available
  • 12. 12. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave
    6.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    6.5% Available
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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 2022, 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 43,832 IP-verified speed test recordings gathered over the past 12 months.

EarthLink as well as Xfinity 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 5G Internet 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.

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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 28.0%
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 95.1%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.3%
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 66.1%
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 6.5%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber and 5G Internet 8s 99.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 31.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Raw Bandwidth Communications 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s 11.7%
600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

San Mateo is the 122nd most connected city in California ahead of Belmont, but behind Burlingame, Millbrae, Redwood City, and San Carlos.

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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.

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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.

Reference

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of San Mateo residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In San Mateo County, approximately 3,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare San Mateo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
San Mateo 207.9 Mbps 16 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +373.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +6 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -35.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -8.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -5.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -11.4 Mbps ) 11 ( -5 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )