Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto 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, Fiber||2000 Mbps||2000 Mbps||98.5%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||88.1%|
|3||Cruzio Holdings||wireless||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||100.0%|
|4||Etheric Networks||wireless||80 Mbps||80 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||Sonic Telecom||DSL||80 Mbps||20 Mbps||41.1%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto are compared to Santa Clara County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to California overall?
Average download speeds in Palo Alto of 34.94 Mbps are faster than the Santa Clara County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for California.
Palo Alto Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 95.4% of Santa Clara County residents
Cable internet is available to 97.4% of the Palo Alto population
Fiber optic internet is available to 30.6% of Santa Clara County residents
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Palo Alto residents
There are 7 residential internet providers in Palo Alto, CA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Palo Alto is 34.1% faster than the average in California and 7.8% faster 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto, California.
How do the internet speeds in Palo Alto compare to other cities in California?
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 7 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto, California?
The following zip codes were used: 94022, 94301, 94302, 94303, 94304, 94306, 95014 and 95033
Who has the fastest internet service in Palo Alto?
Xfinity with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto 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