Best Mountain View Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Mountain View, 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 Mountain View 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||WaveDivision Holdings||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||99.3%|
|3||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.6%|
|4||Etheric Networks||wireless||80 Mbps||80 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Mountain View CA Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Mountain View which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Mountain View compare to Santa Clara County? The average speed in Mountain View is 47.58 Mbps which is faster than Santa Clara County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the California average of 26.06 Mbps.
Mountain View Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Mountain View is 82.6% faster than the average in California and 46.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 79.6% of the Santa Clara County population
The average internet download speed in Mountain View is 47.58 Mbps based upon 550088 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 94.9% of the Mountain View population
Fiber optic internet is available to 55.3% of Mountain View residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Mountain View, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Mountain View 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 WaveDivision Holdings as the top provider for Mountain View, California.
Who has the fastest internet service in Mountain View?
WaveDivision Holdings and AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Mountain View.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Mountain View, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94035, 94039, 94040, 94041, 94042, 94043, 94087, 94303 and 94553
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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View compare to other cities in California?
Click through to see how the Mountain View broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Aptos Hills Larkin Valley, Hasley Canyon, Lake Sherwood, Lake Wildwood, Meadow Vista, San Bernardino, South Dos Palos
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Mountain View - WaveDivision Holdings and 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 Mountain View, California?
WaveDivision Holdings and Etheric Networks provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Mountain View.
Mountain View 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