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Santa Maria, CA internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL99%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic11%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.235%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Santa Maria internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Santa Maria is comparable to the rest of California - 93%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Santa Maria area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Santa Maria residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in Santa Maria.

There are six internet providers serving the Santa Maria area, and 98.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Santa Maria's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Santa Maria

The largest internet providers in Santa Maria are Frontier and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Santa Maria.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Santa Maria residents, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 11% of the area. Santa Maria’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Santa Maria residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to all households in Santa Maria covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Santa Maria to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $2.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Santa Maria. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Maria's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in Santa Maria covering 11% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Frontier is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Santa Maria than other internet types.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $2.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Santa Maria. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Maria's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Santa Maria covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Santa Maria residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $2.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Santa Maria. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Santa Maria's providers, 274 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Santa Maria, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Santa Maria, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Santa Maria and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Santa Maria at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Santa Maria at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Santa Maria residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Santa Maria with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Santa Maria. The next fastest internet provider in Santa Maria is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Santa Maria with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.99.

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Santa Maria, covering 11% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.