Internet Providers in South San Francisco, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for South San Francisco, CA
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 26
Fastest Speed Available: 2,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53.63

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 Fiber, followed by DSL. The prominence of fiber in South San Francisco is reflected in the local average speed of 162.32 Mbps. This is 78.75 percent faster than the average speed in California. The mapping tools and public speed test data below illustrate how the real-world speed test results differ between neighborhoods and Internet providers in the area.

  • There are 22 internet providers in South San Francisco with 13 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 April 2021 is 94080. (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 South San Francisco, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sonic 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Raw Bandwidth Communications 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Sonic 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in South San Francisco, California

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 98.6% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 98.7% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 98.8% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Wave - Cable - 76.9% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 57.6% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 57.4% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Raw Bandwidth Communications - DSL - 56.5% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sonic - DSL - 4.2% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Sonic - Fiber - 40.1% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Wave G - Fiber - 11.9% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in South San Francisco - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For South San Francisco

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South San Francisco is the 6th most connected city in California ahead of Brisbane, Daly City, San Bruno, Millbrae, and Pacifica.

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: 71% of people living in South San Francisco 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 99% of South San Francisco 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, 94080 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in South San Francisco.

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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In South San Francisco

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 98.6%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 98.7%+ 100 Mbps
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 300 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Wave Broadband Cable 76.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 57.6%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 57.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Raw Bandwidth Communications DSL 56.5%+ 100 Mbps
Sonic DSL 4.2%+ 80 Mbps
Sonic Fiber 40.1%+ 2,000 Mbps
Wave G Fiber 11.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 300 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 97.3%+ 987 Mbps
MHO Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 45.4%+ 940 Mbps
Wave Business Cable 71.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Raw Bandwidth Communications Copper 83.6%+ 100 Mbps
Sonic Business DSL 9.1%+ 80 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 25.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 23.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Sonic Business Fiber 22.9%+ 2,000 Mbps
Sonic Business Copper 22.9%+ 2,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 19.1%+ 50 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 17.7%+ 6 Mbps
Vast Networks Fiber 17.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Wave Business Fiber 16.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 2.9%+ 20 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Allstream Copper 0.8%+ -- Mbps

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 162.3 Mbps 13 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +253.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +3 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -43.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -46.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -34.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -34.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in South San Francisco

Solid Purchase

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.