Internet Providers in Sanford, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sanford, FL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 17
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.63

Internet Access in Sanford, Florida

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Sanford. HughesNet is also widely available.

The average Sanford building has 3-4 companies serving their address. Only 6.79 percent of the Sanford population are limited to one or fewer options for broadband service.

The information listed here is sourced via FCC coverage reports, and is confirmed with private data sources to provide more detailed resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by our research and analysis team, who gather thousands of plans every year. We've catalogued 505 Sanford Internet plans from 2014–present, with 44 Internet packages currently available in the area.

When we're looking at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built around the Sanford area, the most common physical wire broadband Internet tech options are Cable (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (85.99 percent coverage). Cable Internet is sold by residential television operators, leveraging preexisting coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. DSL is transmitted over telephone wires on utility poles, and is sold by companies like EarthLink that have existing phone networks. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted and bundled copper construction of phone lines provides slightly less bandwidth than newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, Spectrum is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in virtually one hundred percent of the Sanford area.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Sanford with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Sanford is the 106th most connected city in Florida ahead of Winter Springs and Osteen, but behind Debary, Lake Mary, and Longwood.
  • The fastest zip code in Sanford for April 2021 is 32773. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sanford, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sanford, Florida

  • EarthLink - DSL - 86.0% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 84.9% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.8% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 34.7% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 34.3% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 1.5% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sanford

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Sanford is the 106th most connected city in Florida ahead of Winter Springs and Osteen, but behind Debary, Lake Mary, and Longwood.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 200 people in Seminole County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 35% of people living in Sanford have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 93% of Sanford residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 32773 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sanford.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Seminole County, approximately 500 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues in Sanford

Data from our researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in Sanford currently use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because customers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sanford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 86.0%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 84.9%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 34.7%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 34.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 1.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Florida High Speed Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 29.1%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 20.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 8.3%+ 940 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 6.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 2.6%+ 987 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 4.1%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 3.3%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.9%+ 3.0 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 0.4%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Sanford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sanford 87.5 Mbps 8 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +327.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +31.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +28.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +39.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +40.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )