Hillsborough, CA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 7 choices for service in Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough 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||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||58.9%|
|3||Sonic Telecom||DSL, Fiber||2000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||15.4%|
|4||Etheric Networks||wireless||150 Mbps||150 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||Raw Bandwidth Telecom||DSL||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||51.3%|
|6||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Hillsborough 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
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Hillsborough compare to San Mateo County? The average speed in Hillsborough is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than San Mateo County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.
Hillsborough Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Hillsborough is 7.19 Mbps. This is 2.3% slower than the average in California and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Hillsborough is 9.3% faster than the San Mateo County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Hillsborough is 7.19 Mbps. This is 20.4% slower than the San Mateo County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.5% of San Mateo County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 65.6% of San Mateo County residents
The average internet download speed in San Mateo County is 29.56 Mbps based upon 3513488 samples taken in the past year
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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Hillsborough?
Sonic Telecom with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Hillsborough.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Hillsborough, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94010
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 Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Hillsborough broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Coto De Caza, Exeter, Gonzales, Hillsborough, Meadowbrook, Moss Beach, San Andreas
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Hillsborough - AT&T and Sonic Telecom.
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 Hillsborough, California?
Etheric Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Hillsborough.
Hillsborough 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