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Internet providers in Santa Maria, CA

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Santa Maria, CA internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic11%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Advanced Wireless - -Wireless1.601%
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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 100% of Santa Maria residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 40% of those living in Santa Maria.

There are five 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 five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Santa Maria

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 11 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 128 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Frontier 160 Mbps 113 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Santa Maria

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

Fiber-optic internet from Frontier is available to many Santa Maria residents, covering 11% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Santa Maria’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Santa Maria residents.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $54.99.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $54.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 346 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Santa Maria covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Santa Maria where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Santa Maria, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Santa Maria. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Santa Maria's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Santa Maria with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Santa Maria. The next fastest internet provider in Santa Maria is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Santa Maria with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Santa Maria, $54.99.

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

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

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