Internet providers in Santa Maria, CA

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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 $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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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*
$24.99/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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $4.12.

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*
$24.99/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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $4.12.

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, $41.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $4.12.

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, Inc. 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. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for 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.

Santa Maria, CA internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps DSL 99%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps Fiber-optic 11%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 99%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 4.235%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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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 $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $41.24.

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

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.