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Best Internet Providers in Oakland, CA

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Internet Providers Overview for Oakland, CA
Total Internet Providers 12
Download Speeds Up To 10 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $30.00
Fiber Coverage 86%
Fastest Provider Sonic

Top 11 Internet Service Providers in Oakland, CA

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1. AT&T

96.4% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
96.4% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for Oakland, CA

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
IPBB Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

AT&T Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $60.00
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Internet 2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $145.00
Internet 5000 Internet 5000 Mbps $245.00
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Xfinity

98.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
2 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 30.00/mo
98.9% Available
Click here to see Xfinity's coverage map for Oakland, CA

Xfinity Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Xfinity Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
NOW Internet Internet 100 Mbps $30.00
Connect More Internet 300 Mbps $35.00
Connect More + Choice TV Internet 300 Mbps $45.00
Fast Internet 500 Mbps $55.00
Fast + Choice TV Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Connect More + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 300 Mbps $65.00
Superfast Internet 800 Mbps $70.00
Gigabit Internet 1000 Mbps $70.00
Superfast + Choice TV Internet 800 Mbps $80.00
Gigabit + Choice TV Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Gigabit Extra Internet 1200 Mbps $85.00
Fast + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 500 Mbps $85.00
Gigabit Extra + Choice TV Internet 1200 Mbps $95.00
Superfast + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 800 Mbps $100.00
Gigabit + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 1000 Mbps $100.00
Gigabit Extra + Choice TV + Xfinity Voice Premier Internet 1200 Mbps $115.00
Call To Order Xfinity Service 844-982-3173

3. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

4. EarthLink

29.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
29.7% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Oakland, CA

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. Verizon

52.8% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
52.8% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Oakland, CA

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00

7. Always ON

59.3% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
59.3% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

8. Unwired LTD

89.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps Fixed Wireless
89.1% Available
Click here to see Unwired LTD's coverage map for Oakland, CA

Unwired LTD Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Call To Order Unwired LTD Service 510-868-1614

9. Sonic

68.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
10 Gbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
*Bundled with one home phone line.
68.9% Available
Click here to see Sonic's coverage map for Oakland, CA

Sonic Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 10000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Sonic Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
FUSION FIBER Internet 1000 Mbps $49.99 *
*Bundled with one home phone line.
Call To Order Sonic Service 888-766-4233

10. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Oakland, CA

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

11. T-Mobile Home Internet

35.3% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
35.3% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Oakland, CA

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Oakland Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

When finances stand in the way of essential services, access to the internet or internet-enabled devices becomes just one more hurdle to overcome in addition to basic needs like electricity, water, or gas. Countless low-income Oakland residents struggle to keep connected online and connected to valuable resources. To help, we gathered a list of resources available to Oakland families living on a strict budget:

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Oakland

  • Tech Exchange: Tech Exchange offers a variety of services to disadvantaged community members in Oakland. Along with training and internet access assistance, Tech Exchange refurbishes computers and provides them at steeply discounted rates to qualifying individuals along with training and internet access. Visit the Tech Exchange Refurbished Computers page to see what documents you’ll need to prove you qualify for a refurbished computer. 
  • RRR Computer: RRR Computer is a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organization focused on refurbishing donated computers and getting them into the hands of local students who will use them throughout their learning journey. If your child attends an after-school program, the teacher or instructor in charge may fill out an after-school program application for each of the program’s children to receive a computer. Alternatively, you can purchase one of RRR Computer’s refurbished devices at steeply discounted prices for low-income individuals. Take a look at the refurbished computers price sheet and email RRR Computer at eSale@RRRcomputer.org to begin the purchase program. 
  • EWasteCollective: The ewasteCollective is a digital device redistributor that gives refurbished computers to low-income individuals in Oakland. To apply for a free computer, follow the steps listed on ewasteCollective’s Free Computer page. Current waitlists mean a one to three-month wait for most applicants. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a refurbished computer now, here are three of the many quality computer refurbisher retail businesses in Oakland and the surrounding San Francisco Bay area: 

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Oakland

  • Sahaja Yoga Meditation: Sahaja Yoga Meditation offers a free four-week online meditation class for children and parents. These sessions run Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. You can register at the Sahaja Yoga Meditation site or view past meditation recordings on the Sahaja Yoga Meditation YouTube Channel.
  • Code Ninjas North San Jose: If your child has displayed an interest in anything coding, you can have them participate in a free online coding session to get a better feel for this technological art medium. Visit the Code Ninjas North San Jose Eventbrite page to register for a free upcoming coding session.
  • Oakland Public Library: On the Kids Fun & Games page, the Oakland Public Library provides links to fun educational and creative games and activities for children ages 2 to 10. Your kids can also find digital reading resources to keep reading when going to the physical library to check out a book isn’t an option. 
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Spitzer Space Telescope: At home, children can follow the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope on its data-gathering journey and view all of the incredible images it has captured along the way. Who knows, this venture may be the liftoff stage on their journey to space.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: The Monterey Bay Aquarium hosts a series of live camera sessions of various exhibits you can access during most of the day from home. Children can explore penguins, coral reefs, sea otters, and much more without leaving the house.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Oakland

The City of Oakland is implementing its city-wide Wi-Fi project called OAK WiFi. You can use their Wi-Fi Implementation Map to see what Wi-Fi spots are currently active and what locations are coming online in the future. When logging on to these hotspots, look for the OAK-WIFI network. The Oakland Public Library offers Wi-Fi Hotspot lending for up to 21 days at a time. Check a hotspot out at any branch location with your library card. All branch locations offer free Wi-Fi access to whoever needs it: 

  • Main Library — 125 14th St.
  • Asian Branch — 388 9th St.
  • Cesar E. Chavez Branch — 3301 East 12th St.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Branch — 6833 International Blvd.
  • Piedmont Avenue Branch — 80 Echo Ave.

For more Wi-Fi spots in Oakland, use our free public Wi-Fi finder map below. Each pin indicates the location and type of establishment offering free internet in Oakland:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Oakland, CA

Hotspot
1601 Clay St
Oakland, CA 94612
Hotspot
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Hotspot
7901 Oakport Street
Oakland, CA 94621
Hotspot
900 Fallon Sreet
Oakland, CA 94607
Hotspot
401 15th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Hotspot
12500 Campus Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
Hotspot
5000 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
Hotspot
333 E Eighth St
Oakland, CA 94606
Hotspot
3100 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Hotspot
735 - 105th Ave
Oakland, CA 94603

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Oakland

Fastest Oakland Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 86% of Oakland)

AT&T Fiber

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

66%

Sonic

10 Gbps

10 Gbps

68.8%

Cable
(Covering 99% of Oakland)

Xfinity

2 Gbps

35 Mbps

98.9%

DSL
(Covering 36.5% of Oakland)

AT&T Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

96.4%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 94.7% of Oakland)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

52.8%

Unwired Ltd

300 Mbps

25 Mbps

89.1%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Oakland)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Oakland:

175 Mbps

Based on 114,967 speed tests

Internet Values of Oakland Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
AT&T Fiber Fiber $245 per month 5 Gbps $0.05 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Sonic Fiber $49.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.05 per Mbps 888-766-4233
Xfinity Cable $70 per month 1 Gbps $0.07 per Mbps 844-982-3173
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL $60 per month 100 Mbps $0.60 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105

Best Internet Provider in Oakland

  1. AT&T - Most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Xfinity - Most internet coverage in Oakland and most Cable availability
  3. Viasat - Widely available
  4. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. Unwired LTD - Fixed wireless up to 300 Mbps
  9. Sonic - Fast download speeds in Oakland
  10. Starlink - Coverage
  11. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Oakland

Internet Fees in Oakland

Common Providers in Oakland Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
AT&T Fiber N/A $99 Up to $9.25 $10 per month
AT&T Internet N/A $149 Up to $6.50 N/A
Xfinity N/A $89.99 Up to $10 $14 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Oakland By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 66%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 96%
Xfinity Cable 2 Gbps 99%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Unwired LTD Fixed Wireless 300 Mbps 89%
Sonic Fiber 10 Gbps 69%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 35%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 53%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 30%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 59%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Xfinity Cable 2 Gbps 99%
Unwired LTD Fixed Wireless 300 Mbps 89%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 66%
Sonic Fiber 10 Gbps 69%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 35%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 30%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 96%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 53%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Oakland

Internet service providers in Oakland use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 99%

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