Internet providers in Sanford, FL

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Sanford, FL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 100 MbpsDSL75%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 150 MbpsCable1.978%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Sanford internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sanford is comparable to the rest of Florida - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Sanford area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Sanford residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Sanford.

There are six internet providers serving the Sanford area, and 92.91% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sanford's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sanford

The largest internet providers in Sanford are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Sanford.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Sanford residents, covering 75% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 21% of the area. Sanford’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Sanford residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in Sanford covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Sanford 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $61.66.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 281 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Sanford covering 21% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $61.66.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Sanford covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $61.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.12.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sanford and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Sanford at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly lower than average in Sanford at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sanford residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Sanford may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Sanford cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Sanford with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 21% of households in Sanford. The next fastest internet provider in Sanford is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Sanford with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $61.66.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sanford, covering 21% of the city.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.