Novato, CA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Novato, 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 Novato 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||99.1%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||26.1%|
|3||Sonic Telecom||DSL, Fiber||2000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||15.5%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Novato 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 Novato which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Novato are compared to Marin County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to California overall?
Average download speeds in Novato of 31.74 Mbps are faster than the Marin County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.
Novato Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 60.8% of the Marin County population
The average upload speed in Novato is 6.77 Mbps. This is 17.2% slower than the Marin County average and 41.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Novato is 31.74 Mbps based upon 143096 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 95.5% of Marin County residents
Cable internet is available to 99.0% of the Novato population
Fiber optic internet is available to 33.3% of Marin 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 Novato 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 Novato, California.
How do the internet speeds in Novato compare to other cities in California?
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Novato, CA residents.
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 is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
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 locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Novato, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94945, 94947, 94948, 94949 and 94998
Who has the fastest internet service in Novato?
Sonic Telecom with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Novato.
Novato 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