Internet Service Providers in Sanford, Maine

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sanford, ME
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 63.98 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.28%

Internet Access in Sanford, Maine

Sanford features a total of 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing home service. Including business Internet, that's 15 serviceable providers in the area, like RedZone Wireless and OTELCO.

Taking a look at network technology available the Sanford area, the most widespread hardwired Internet technology infrastructures are Cable and Satellite, with 98.64% and near one hundred percent respectively. Traditional cable TV providers are where customers look for cable Internet, seeing as they can use existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Sanford subscribers to cable Internet service providers such as Atlantic Broadband often pick cable thanks to the combination of low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.)

The information listed here comes via FCC filings, and is cross-validated through private databases to output more accurate listings than is available from government websites. Information about pricing of current broadband plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually. We've analyzed 283 Sanford Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 33 Internet or bundled packages currently available in the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the largest coverage area in Sanford. practically one hundred percent of the Sanford area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Sanford is 25 Mbps.

To summarize, the average Sanford resident has 2 options for Internet. In Maine, this is around the norm. Sanford ranks 8th out of 424 cities as measured by the number of providers available at local addresses.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Sanford with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Sanford is the 8th most connected city in Maine ahead of Springvale, Lebanon, Alfred, and Waterboro, but behind Shapleigh.
  • The fastest zip code in Sanford for February 2021 is 04073. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Atlantic Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
GWI 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sanford, Maine

  • Consolidated - 99.1% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Atlantic Broadband - 98.6% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • GWI - 34.4% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 6.3% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sanford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sanford

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Sanford is the 8th most connected city in Maine ahead of Springvale, Lebanon, Alfred, and Waterboro, but behind Shapleigh.

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

Approximately 500 people in York 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.

Approximately 98% 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, 04073 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 York County, approximately 1,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sanford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 99.1%+ 100 Mbps
Atlantic Broadband Cable 98.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 48.1%+ 26 Mbps
GWI DSL 34.4%+ 20 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 6.3%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Atlantic Broadband Cable and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 16.2%+ 940 Mbps
OTELCO DSL 1.3%+ -- Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 0.1%+ 26 Mbps

Compare Sanford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sanford 64 Mbps 7 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +285.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +43.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +35.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +47.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +51.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )