Internet Providers in Sandwich, Massachusetts

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sandwich, MA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 212.27 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.41%

Internet Access in Sandwich, Massachusetts

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Sandwich. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The packages listed on this page are manually collected by our research team.

XFINITY from Comcast and Verizon High Speed Internet can also provide Internet service in Sandwich, often competing for the same customers.

2 Internet options per address is a low amount of broadband competition, but it's sufficient to reduce pricing in communities with provider overlap. Choice often varies depending on neighborhood.

In summary, Sandwich's broadband infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in Massachusetts communities: wide coverage for cable and DSL, but only two choices since most residences are limited to one company for either type of Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that most Internet providers started as cable TV and landline telephone companies. So, they use these already connected networks on utility poles for delivering broadband Internet service. Owing to healthy provider competition within Sandwich, the local average downstream speed is 39.94 percent above the state average across all cities. Review the speed test results directly below for insights on how major local providers compare long term.

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 Sandwich, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sandwich, Massachusetts

  • Xfinity - 99.6% Availability in Sandwich - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sandwich - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sandwich - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sandwich

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Sandwich is the 321st most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of East Sandwich, Sagamore Beach, Buzzards Bay, and Mashpee, but behind Forestdale.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Barnstable 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 Sandwich 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, 02563 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sandwich.

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

In Barnstable County, approximately 3,000 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.

Data Cap Issues in Sandwich

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that popular ISPs place a limit on streaming on residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers see them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting". Providers maintain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sandwich

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 89.2%+ 987 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Sandwich to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sandwich 212.3 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +136.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -105.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -112.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -100.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -97 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )