Best Half Moon Bay Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Half Moon Bay, 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 Half Moon Bay 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||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.9%|
|2||AT&T||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||52.2%|
|3||Etheric Networks||wireless||150 Mbps||150 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Sonic Telecom||DSL||80 Mbps||20 Mbps||83.1%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Half Moon Bay CA Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Half Moon Bay of 3.95 Mbps are slower than the San Mateo County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for California.
Half Moon Bay Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 79.7% of the San Mateo County population
The average internet download speed in Half Moon Bay is 26.52 Mbps based upon 67104 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.4% of the Half Moon Bay population
Fiber optic internet is available to 51.8% of Half Moon Bay residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Half Moon Bay, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Half Moon Bay is 10.3% slower than the San Mateo County average and 18.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Half Moon Bay 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Half Moon Bay, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Half Moon Bay?
AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Half Moon Bay.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Half Moon Bay, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94018 and 94019
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Half Moon Bay broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Alturas, Garberville, Marina, Palos Verdes Estates, Ridgemark, Ripon, Santee
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Half Moon Bay - 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 Half Moon Bay, California?
Etheric Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Half Moon Bay.
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.
Half Moon Bay 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