Internet Providers in Sunol, CA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sunol, CA
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.48

Internet Access in Sunol, California

Consumers will find 14 Internet providers operating in Sunol. There are 4 LTE options and 7 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Cable and DSL Internet service providers like EarthLink are the main broadband infrastructure systems available around Sunol.

We should note here that since FCC coverage data is currently only tallied up biannually and only published 6+ months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag.

Competition between broadband providers for residents of the Sunol area is relatively high, with most areas having 4-5 providers available to them. This choice isn't spread out evenly — as a notable 8.54 percent of addresses in the area still only have one or zero options.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable telecoms in Sunol so far as coverage. The more common telecom companies often compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Sunol.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sunol, California

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 68.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s 87.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s 91.5%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sunol

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Sunol is the 825th most connected city in California behind Fremont, Newark, Alviso, Dublin, and Pleasanton.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 16,000 people in Alameda 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.

Approximately 91% of Sunol 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.

In Alameda County, approximately 16,000 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 Caps and Video Streaming Around Sunol

Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the popular ISPs in Sunol currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Sunol to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sunol 14.4 Mbps 7 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +520 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +134.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +146.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +155.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +147.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )