Best Alameda Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 7 choices for service in Alameda, CA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Alameda by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||97.2%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||98.2%|
|3||Common Networks||wireless||500 Mbps||500 Mbps||76.3%|
|4||Etheric Networks||wireless||150 Mbps||150 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||Sonic Telecom||DSL||80 Mbps||20 Mbps||36.1%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Alameda CA Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Alameda have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Alameda are compared to Alameda County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to California overall?
Average download speeds in Alameda of 32.31 Mbps are faster than the Alameda County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.
Alameda Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 54.5% of Alameda County residents
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Alameda residents
There are 7 residential internet providers in Alameda, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Alameda is 24% faster than the average in California and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 86.7% of the Alameda County population
The average internet download speed in Alameda is 32.31 Mbps based upon 357128 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Alameda residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks AT&T as the top provider for Alameda, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Alameda?
AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Alameda.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Alameda, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94501, 94502, 94606 and 94621
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Alameda internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Alameda compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Alameda broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Gardena, Granite Hills, Keyes, Matheny, Newark, Ramona, Valley Springs
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Alameda - AT&T.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Alameda, California?
Etheric Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Alameda.
Alameda Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages