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For most homes in the Western Addition, choosing internet service comes down to a choice between Xfinity and AT&T.

Keep in mind that AT&T has two types of service active in Western Addition: high-speed fiber service and low-speed DSL service. AT&T should only be considered if you see fiber plans when you check your address.

Xfinity is by far the most popular choice locally and in San Francisco generally, since it’s wired to virtually every residence and offers similar speeds to AT&T Fiber at almost half the price-point.

Features based on 2024 address tests in Western Addition.
Base Price$19.99/mo. sign-up price$49.99/mo. sign-up price
Download speed range75–2,000 Mbps10,000 Mbps
Upload speed range5–200 Mbps10,000 Mbps
Network optionsCable, FiberFiber
Contract termsContract required for discount priceContract-free

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest internet option in the Western Addition?

Xfinity has the cheapest internet-only plans in the Western Addition, starting at $19.99 as a one-year discount rate. Comcast also offers the lowest low-income pricing locally, with a plan for low-income households at $9.95 per month.

What are the alternatives to Comcast in the Western Addition area?

Comcast alternatives in the Western Addition include Sonic, AT&T Fiber, and Monkeybrains. However, these providers have less availability and typically have higher starting prices.

Page Summary
  • Xfinity is the most prevalent internet choice in the Western Addition, since it offers a combination of reasonable speeds in the 50–1,000 Mbps range and low prices starting at $19.99.
  • Fiber internet is offered to some blocks by AT&T and Sonic; Sonic service is more prevalent for buildings near Nob Hill and Lower Pacific Heights.
  • Monkeybrains offers a $35/month wireless internet alternative to some apartment buildings locally.

Jameson Zimmer
Broadband Market Analyst
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