Best Kensington Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Kensington, 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 Kensington 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
1AT&TDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps99.4%
2XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps99.7%
3Sonic TelecomDSL, Fiber2000 Mbps1000 Mbps81.6%
4Etheric Networkswireless150 Mbps150 Mbps100.0%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Kensington 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.

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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 Kensington of 7.19 Mbps are slower than the Contra Costa County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for California.

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Kensington Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Contra Costa County is 26.6 Mbps based upon 4169808 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Kensington 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 Kensington is 21.4% faster than the Contra Costa County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Kensington is 7.19 Mbps. This is 7.6% slower than the Contra Costa County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 96.9% of Contra Costa County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 38.1% of Contra Costa County residents

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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 Kensington 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 Kensington, California.

Who has the fastest internet service in Kensington?

Sonic Telecom with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Kensington.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Kensington, California?

The following zip codes were used: 94707 and 94708

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 Kensington internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Kensington compare to other cities in California?

Click through to see how the Kensington broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Delano, East Foothills, Heber, Los Banos, Phelan, San Andreas, Watsonville

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Kensington - 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 Kensington, California?

Etheric Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Kensington.




Kensington 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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