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Internet Service Providers in San Mateo, CA

San Mateo, CA has a total of 18 internet providers including  3 Cable providers, 5 DSL providers, 6 Copper providers and 3 Satellite providers.

Broadband Score of 35Underachiever

Things are looking rough in San Mateo, CA for broadband service. An Underdog score of 35 was calculated based upon poor coverage, slow download and upload speeds, restrictive package pricing, and less and favorable user testimonials.

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Top 6 Broadband Providers in San Mateo, CA (View all internet providers in San Mateo, CA below)

Best Choice
HughesNet logo

HughesNet

Unlimited Data – With no hard data limits, if you use the data in your plan, speeds will reduce.

HughesNet provides Satellite in San Mateo, CA

  • National satellite Internet service provider with A+ BBB Rating
  • Free standard Installation included
  • 24/7 technical support
100.00%Excellent Coverage
HughesNet internet pricing starting at:
$49.95

(855) 980-2160

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Exede logo

Exede

Internet service delivered with faster uploads and faster downloads.

Exede provides Satellite in San Mateo, CA

  • High-speed satellite Internet service anywhere in the U.S.
  • 3-Year Price Lock
  • Some locations can receive double the normal data, free
100.00%Excellent Coverage
Exede internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(866) 606-9068

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Viasat

Our mission is to connect the world by making the internet accessible, affordable and secure to everyone, anywhere.

Viasat provides Satellite in San Mateo, CA

  • New unlimited data plans available in select areas
  • Speeds up to 30mbps available
  • WiFi modem included in most plans
100.00%Excellent Coverage
Viasat internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(844) 899-9722

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AT&T U-verse logo

AT&T U-verse

AT&T U-verse Internet offers lightning-fast, high-speed internet with speeds up to 45 Mbps at a great price.

AT&T U-verse provides Fiber, DSL and Fixed Wireless in San Mateo, CA

  • Home Wireless network
  • Access to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot Network included at no extra charge
  • Anti-virus, anti-spyware and parental controls included
80.10%Excellent Coverage
AT&T U-verse internet pricing starting at:
$40.00

(855) 441-4668

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Xfinity by Comcast logo

Xfinity by Comcast

Comcast customers get access to millions of WiFi hotspots nationwide!

Xfinity by Comcast provides Cable in San Mateo, CA

  • Includes Constant Guard, online protection suite (includes Norton)
  • Xfinity Connect app - text and make WiFi calls from your smartphone
  • Access to Millions of WiFi Hotspots
68.43%Good Coverage
Xfinity by Comcast internet pricing starting at:
$29.99

(855) 410-1914

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Mediacom

Mediacom has a variety of internet plans that can accommodate the needs of each household member and any household.

Mediacom provides Cable in San Mateo, CA

  • WiFi in your home
  • Total Defense™ Internet Security Suite
  • 24/7 customer support
0.15%Poor Coverage
Mediacom internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(888) 680-0190

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2 Television Providers in San Mateo, CA

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Dish Network

Dish Network offers satellite television service that integrates with Amazon Alexa.

Dish Network provides Television in San Mateo, CA

  • Free upgrade to HD-DVR
  • Free Premium channels for three months (HBO, CineMax, Starz, Showtime, Dish Movie Pack)
  • HD included free
  • Local channels included
Dish Network television pricing starting at:
$41.99

(844) 892-3822

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DIRECTV

DIRECTV has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction over cable for 17 years running.

DIRECTV provides Television in San Mateo, CA

  • Includes local channels
  • HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax free (46 channels in all) for first 3 months
  • Free upgrade to Genie HD-DVR (for qualifying customers)
  • Free professional (standard) installation in up to 4 rooms
DIRECTV television pricing starting at:
$40.00

(855) 410-2386

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3 Cell Phone Providers in San Mateo, CA

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T-Mobile

Stick Together

T-Mobile provides Cell Phone service in San Mateo, CA

  • Take your WiFi connection with you on the go
  • Stream unlimited video on Netflix, HBO NOW, Hulu, and others.
  • Up to 20GB of your unused 4G LTE data rolls over
T-Mobile cell phone pricing starting at:
$60.00

(855) 411-0428

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Sprint

Moving Forward. Now together with Nextel

Sprint provides Cell Phone service in San Mateo, CA

  • No annual service contract
  • No surprising overage charges
  • 3G/4G nationwide
Sprint cell phone pricing starting at:
$50.00

(855) 881-8203

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AT&T Mobility

Bundle with DirecTV for even more savings!

AT&T Mobility provides Cell Phone service in San Mateo, CA

  • Unlimited Data, Talk and Text!
AT&T Mobility cell phone pricing starting at:
$60.00

(844) 402-2497

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All 12 Broadband Service Providers in San Mateo, CA

ProviderMax DownloadMax UploadBroadband TypeCoverage
HughesNet logoHughesNet25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
Viasat logoViasat30 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
Exede logoExede25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
AT&T U-verse logoAT&T U-verse75 Mbps8 MbpsFiber, DSL, Fixed Wireless and Television
80.10%
Xfinity by Comcast logoXfinity by Comcast250 Mbps25 MbpsCable and Television
68.43%
Wave logoWave250 Mbps10 MbpsCable and Copper
60.82%
Sonic Telecom logoSonic Telecom80 Mbps12 MbpsFiber, DSL and Copper
16.44%
Global Capacity logoGlobal Capacity8 Mbps1 MbpsDSL and Copper
11.80%
Raw Bandwidth Communications logoRaw Bandwidth Communications40 Mbps3 MbpsDSL and Copper
3.76%
Mediacom logoMediacom150 Mbps20 MbpsCable and Television
0.15%
Level 3 Communications logoLevel 3 Communications~~Fiber, DSL and Copper~
Zayo Group logoZayo Group~~Fiber, Copper and Fixed Wireless~

Average Download Speed For San Mateo, CA

93 Mbps

San Mateo, CA's Broadband Profile

66,101 of the residents of San Mateo have at least one connection to the Internet (at home or the office).

About 68.00% of San Mateo is connected to the Internet. This means there are still about 31,106 people with NO Internet access in San Mateo, CA.

Internet Speed Facts For San Mateo, CA

The average download speed for all terrestrial broadband (including cable) Internet in San Mateo, CA is 93 Mbps and the maximum download speed available is 250 Mbps. Upload speeds via landline average 10 Mbps in San Mateo.

The average download speed for all wireless Internet providers in San Mateo, CA is 25 Mbps and the maximum download speed available is 25-50 Mbps. The upload speed average via wireless Internet providers in San Mateo is 3 Mbps. Wireless Internet is defined as service coming from fixed wireless or mobile broadband providers.

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Broadband Internet Coverage in San Mateo, CA
Average Advertised Speeds in San Mateo, CA
DownUp
Cable (3)250 Mbps18 Mbps
DSL (5)30 Mbps3 Mbps
Copper (6)12 Mbps12 Mbps
Satellite (3)25 Mbps3 Mbps
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Free wireless internet access points in San Mateo, CA

Foster City Library
1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94404
(650) 574-4842
San Mateo County Library
125 Lessingia Court
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 312-5258
San Mateo Public Library
55 West Third Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 522-7802