Best Castro Valley Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Castro Valley, 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 Castro Valley 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||98.0%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||98.2%|
|3||Etheric Networks||wireless||80 Mbps||80 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Cruzio Holdings||wireless||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||97.5%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley are compared to Alameda County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to California overall?
Average download speeds in Castro Valley of 41.81 Mbps are faster than the Alameda County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.
Castro Valley Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Castro Valley is 41.81 Mbps based upon 263744 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 96.3% of the Castro Valley population
Fiber optic internet is available to 60.6% of Castro Valley residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Castro Valley, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Castro Valley is 53.8% faster than the Alameda County average and 29% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 96.4% of Alameda County residents
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 Castro Valley 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 Castro Valley, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Castro Valley?
AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Castro Valley.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Castro Valley, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94546, 94552, 94577 and 94578
How do the internet speeds in Castro Valley compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Castro Valley broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Auburn Lake Trails, Bonadelle Ranchos Madera Ranchos, Brisbane, Brookdale, Crescent City, Del Rio, View Park Windsor Hills
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Castro Valley - 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 Castro Valley, California?
Etheric Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Castro Valley.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Castro Valley 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
Castro Valley 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
- 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