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Internet Service Options in Natomas

The Natomas community within Sacramento is primarily an Xfinity service area. AT&T has increased coverage locally, but coverage is patchy as of 2022. Earthlink offers a DSL backup on the AT&T network.

Providers in Natomas Fastest speed Best Deal Availability Contact
Xfinity 1000 Mbps $19.99/mo. 99% coverage Set Up Service
AT&T 1000 Mbps $55/mo. 37% coverage Set Up Service
Earthlink 940 Mbps $49.99/mo. 98% coverage Set Up Service

Compare plans in Natomas Internet alternatives in Natomas

Xfinity is the most common internet choice in Natomas, since they have both the widest local coverage and the lowest deal offering for new customers.

AT&T has expanded their fiber coverage in both North Natomas and South Natomas as of 2022, to cover around 37% of residences. South Natomas has stronger fiber access than North Natomas.

Hand holding leter with AT&T expansion offer in North Sacramento.
If you live in Natomas, chances are you've seen this flyer advertising AT&T's expanded fiber services in the area.

Even when fiber is available, however, beating Xfinity’s $19.99 per month start price is difficult. AT&T charges close to $50 for their base plan.

Overall, I suggest AT&T Fiber for customers who plan to stick around for multiple years since the price is more consistent over time. (Xfinity is cheaper over 1–2 years… but Xfinity bills have a way of creeping up over time for existing customers.)

Earthlink offers a pricing alternative to AT&T in Natomas. The service uses AT&T lines, but is provided with Earthlink’s prices, speed tiers, and customer support.

Base Internet Plans in Natomas

At a high level, the main difference between AT&T, Xfinity, and Earthlink in Natomas is the speed offered for new customers:

AT&T InternetAT&T FiberXfinity
Starting Price$65/mo.$65/mo.49.99/mo.
Download Speed RangeUp to 500 MbpsUp to 500 MbpsUp to 300 Mbps
Data CapUnlimitedUnlimited1.2TB
Network TypeDSL or IPBB (FTTN)Fiber (FTTH)Cable
ContractContract-FreeContract-Free1 Year

The difference in base speed is most notable when comparing Xfinity and AT&T Fiber base plans. These are the most popular offerings from either provider:

Plan NameSpeed Down/UpPromo PriceFinal Price
Fast300/10 Mbps$49.99/mo$70
Fiber Internet 500500/500 Mbps$65/mo$65

Key comparison point

Xinity's base internet plan has a 40% price increase after 12 months. The average price of service in Natomas over two years is $60/month.

AT&T Fiber plans in Natomas

AT&T doesn’t use any of the price-change tactics associated with Xfinity service. As a result, the price looks higher up front… but is only a few dollars different after the first year.

The speed offered by AT&T Fiber is much stronger. Xfinity has a 50 Mbps base speed in Natomas (enough for a couple users or modest family use), while AT&T Fiber offers 300 Mbps (enough for home offices and power users).

Plan NameDownload SpeedPromo PriceFinal Price
Internet 2525 Mbps$55/mo$65
Fiber Internet 300300 Mbps$55/mo$55
Fiber Internet 500500 Mbps$65/mo$65
Fiber Internet 1000940 Mbps$80/mo$80

Xfinity plans in Natomas

Xfinity’s benefit in Natomas is the combination of low pricing and cheap local sports packages. They’ve also begun bundling in mobile service with Xfinity Mobile, resulting in one of the cheapest package deals in California.

Plan NameSpeed Down/UpPromo PriceFinal Price
Connect50/5 Mbps$19.99/mo$50
Connect More100/5 Mbps$39.99/mo$60
Fast300/10 Mbps$49.99/mo$70
Superfast600/15 Mbps$59.99/mo$80
Ultrafast900/20 Mbps$69.99/mo$90
Gigabit1200/35 Mbps$79.99/mo$100

Internet alternatives in Natomas

Earthlink is the only widespread wired internet alternative to Xfinity and AT&T in Natomas. Earthlink service is leased from AT&T, so the speeds are the same. The main difference is that Earthlink works hard on customer service to differentiate themselves.

T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless both offer hotspot packages, in addition to tethering options. Low-income areas of Natomas often use a single mobile plan or mobile hotspot as a replacement for standalone internet service.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the cable company in Natomas?

Xfinity is the primary cable TV and internet provider in the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento.

Page Summary
  • Xfinity is the cheapest internet options in Natomas, especially for sports fans looking to bundle TV service.
  • AT&T Fiber is expanding in Natomas, but still services well under half of the community in both North and South Natomas.

Jameson Zimmer
Broadband Market Analyst
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