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Internet Providers in South San Francisco, California
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Internet Access in South San Francisco, California
Broadband Internet competition in South San Francisco is above average in comparison to other California communities. There are 7.01 providers per census block on average. South San Francisco ranks 6th on the "most connected city" charts. Only 1.09 percent of South San Francisco addresses are limited to fewer than two choices for Internet service.
Viasat Internet is the most common option for South San Francisco residents. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of South San Francisco census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving practically one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite broadband service. The fastest package listed by HughesNet in South San Francisco is 25 megabits per second.
The data on this page is sourced from FCC coverage reports, and is cross-validated through privatized databases to provide more granular results than governmental websites. Data about pricing of current Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.
XFINITY from Comcast provides a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a top speed of 987 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only option for Internet for residents of South San Francisco. fixed wireless companies such as Etheric Networks can reach 300 Mbps or more using wireless technology. Aside from consumer broadband, there are also 15 providers in South San Francisco with enterprise and business products and services like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. Our listings include every provider with business plans on their website, although some offer both residential and business broadband.
The big picture is that the widest available Internet options within South San Francisco are DSL and Fiber, followed by Cable. The mapping tools and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed statistics differ between zip codes and ISPs in South San Francisco.
- There are 22 internet providers in South San Francisco with 10 of those offering residential service
- South San Francisco is the 6th most connected city in California ahead of Brisbane, Daly City, San Bruno, Millbrae, and Pacifica.
- The fastest zip code in South San Francisco for July 2021 is 94080. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.1% of consumers in South San Francisco600 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 South San Francisco, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sonic||2,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||4s||40.1%|
|Wave Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||76.9%|
|Wave G||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||11.9%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.8%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||98.6%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Raw Bandwidth Communications||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||56.5%|
|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 Limits on South San Francisco Internet Plans
Internet providers have moved to impose data "plans" to their home Internet packages recently. The trend holds true in the South San Francisco market, with Internet choices like Xfinity advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for most customers, but it is liable to affect households who share the service or "power users" who upload a large amount of HD or 4K video. If you have data usage concerns, look for fiber plans in your area using the search bar at the top of this page. Fiber packages are often a bit pricier. However, they can offer non-capped data use without throttling because fiber line doesn't share limited bandwidth seen with cable and DSL connections.
Compare South San Francisco to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|South San Francisco||195.9 Mbps||13||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +338.5 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -47.1 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -35.3 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -26.4 Mbps )||23 ( +10 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -33.8 Mbps )||8 ( -5 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in South San Francisco
Wave has been the best internet provider that we have had since we moved to the bay area. Others charge way too much and were slower connection for a similar price.