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Low-Income Internet Providers & Plans in Santa Rosa

There are four low-income internet plans in Santa Rosa including offers from Xfinity and Sonic Fiber with ACP. Pricing starts at $9.95. Santa Rosa residents with mid-level incomes can usually qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for a $30 service discount. Sonic Fiber offers low-income services locally, although network availability is limited.

Santa Rosa Low-Income Internet Plans Download Speed Monthly Cost Details
Xfinity Internet Essentials 50 Mbps $9.95 plus tax View Plan
Xfinity Internet Essentials Plus 100 Mbps $29.95 plus tax View Plan
AT&T Access 10 10 Mbps $10 plus tax View Plan
Sonic Fiber with ACP 1+ Gbps Varies View Plan

Xfinity AT&T Sonic Fiber with ACP

Low-income internet plans are available in Santa Rosa, but Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) discounts are more popular thanks to the higher income limits. About a third local households can qualify for ACP discounts, according to our analysis of local census income data.

Sonic Fiber with ACP offers the best value in terms of price to speed, although availability is limited compared with Xfinity and AT&T.

Sonic offers the fastest internet speeds in Modesto, but their low-income plan comes in the form of an ACP discount; not a dedicated program for those within 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Xfinity low-income plans

Xfinity (Comcast) offers 2 low-income internet plans in Santa Rosa: Xfinity Internet Essentials and Xfinity Internet Essentials Plus.

Xfinity is the dominant low-income internet provider in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County thanks to low pricing compared with other options like AT&T.

Xfinity Internet Essentials

  • Download speed: 50 Mbps (50 Mbps upload)
  • Monthly price: $9.95 plus tax
  • Fees: Taxes only.

Xfinity Internet Essentials Plus

  • Download speed: 100 Mbps (100 Mbps upload)
  • Monthly price: $29.95 plus tax
  • Fees: Taxes only.

AT&T low-income plans

AT&T currently offers just one plan option for low-income customers in Santa Rosa, called AT&T Access 10.

The key issue with AT&T's low-income offerings is network availability. Only 5% of Santa Rosa has fiber access in 2024; that means most locations are still on their older copper lines.

Overall, AT&T's plans are best for customers using an ACP discount on an AT&T Fiber plan. Low-income customers should look to Xfinity Essentials for a better speed-to-price value.

AT&T Access 10

  • Download speed: 10 Mbps (10 Mbps upload)
  • Monthly price: $10 plus tax
  • Fees: Taxes only.

Local low-income plans

Sonic Fiber with ACP

  • Download speed: 1+ Gbps Mbps
  • Monthly price: Varies
Jameson Zimmer
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