For most Bayview and Hunter’s Point residents, choosing an internet provider comes down to a choice between Xfinity cable and AT&T Fiber.
|Base Price||$19.99/mo. sign-up price||$55/mo. flat rate|
|Download speed range||75–1,200 Mbps||5–5,000 Mbps|
|Upload speed range||5–35 Mbps||1–5,000 Mbps|
|Network options||Cable, Fiber||DSL, Fiber|
|Contract terms||Contract required for discount price||Contract-free|
Xfinity’s cable service is the cheapest option for new customers, offering basic service for $20–35 per month cheaper than AT&T. The 75 Mbps entry speed is quite a bit slower than AT&T’s 300 Mbps infrastructure in San Francisco, but most families under four people won’t notice this difference.
The Bayview-Sunset area has full coverage for Xfinity’s deals at San Francisco rates.
AT&T’s fiber service is more expensive, but the price is usually locked-in rather than variable like Xfinity, meaning that you won’t face bill hikes after the first year. The upload speeds are also much higher with AT&T, making it a good choice for internet-only customers and people who work from home.
While local fiber providers like Sonic have expanded rapidly in the past few years,1 as of 2023 they have yet to touch the poles in Bayview and Hunter’s Point, resulting in fewer options and slower speeds for residents.
Overall, we suggest Xfinity for price shoppers and AT&T Fiber for larger families or people who work from home.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cheapest internet option in Hunters Point?
Xfinity's base internet plan is the cheapest internet opion in Hunters Point and Bayview, with pricing starting at $19.99 per month. They also offer a low-income program in the area, which has prices as low as $9.95 for basic service.