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Internet Providers in Sunnyvale, California
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Internet Access in Sunnyvale, California
Currently, there are 12 broadband providers in Sunnyvale marketing residential connections. If you include business Internet, that's a total of 32 serviceable providers overall, such as Etheric Networks.
Taking a look at network technology being used in the city, we see that the most widespread physical wire broadband Internet technology varieties are DSL and Fiber and Cable, with 94.07% and 94.63% respectively. Cable connections are sold by former television companies, using preexisting TV network connections. Cable often makes sense for Sunnyvale residents because of the strong mix of speed and value.
The average household in Sunnyvale has 5-6 companies at any given location, or exactly 5.73 providers in each census block. Only 4.86 percent of the Sunnyvale population are limited to one choice for Internet.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Sunnyvale. near one hundred percent of Sunnyvale census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in near one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package for Sunnyvale is 25 Mbps download.
All the coverage data on this page comes from FCC reported data, which compels providers in Sunnyvale to report coverage data biannually. By leveraging our relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to validate public data against private data reported by providers directly. This helps us to produce more detailed maps than government reports. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests from Sunnyvale.
Internet Statistics 2021
4.9% of consumers in Sunnyvale6,000 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 Sunnyvale, California
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||94.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||93.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Sonic||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||17.9%|
|Raw Bandwidth Communications||40 Mbps||DSL||3m 24s||0.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Sunnyvale
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
ISP Availability near International Technological University and Cogswell College
In the 2 mile area around International Technological University, a normal house has 4-5 options for an internet connection. The variety of internet connection options surrounding Cogswell College is nearly the same. Both universities have average internet speeds that are appropriate for student use cases like downloading videos, sending big folders, and playing games. Speed records from within the zip where International Technological University is located show an average recorded speed of 281.77 Mbps download, as compared with 155.49 Mbps around the Cogswell College area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every area around campus, and may be unavailable in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on performance reports, and performance will likely be closer to the official speeds provided here.
Data Caps Among Sunnyvale ISPs
Many Internet companies have begun to add data limits to consumer broadband packages recently. This trend is certainly true for the Sunnyvale market, with Internet companies such as Xfinity adding capped plans. It's not a major concern for the majority of residents, but might be an issue for users who share the plan with multiple other household members or "power users" who stream a large amount of high-def video. Data caps on cable plans tend to be around one Terabyte. This is an issue for less than one percent of Internet users, according to a report from Xfinity. XFINITY from Comcast customers should confirm data limits before signing a contract.
Compare Sunnyvale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sunnyvale||186.3 Mbps||14||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +359.3 Mbps )||19 ( +5 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -25 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -5.4 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +0.3 Mbps )||24 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -7.2 Mbps )||9 ( -5 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|