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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable4.761%
Atlantic Broadband $39.99 50 - 150 MbpsCable98%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 25 MbpsDSL95%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -DSL52%
Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph - -Fiber-optic2.402%
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Sanford internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Sanford is comparable to the rest of Maine - 100%, 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 98% of Sanford residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.400% of those living in Sanford.

There are eight internet providers serving the Sanford area, and 96.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sanford's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sanford

The largest internet providers in Sanford are Atlantic Broadband, Consolidated Communications, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Sanford.

Cable internet from Atlantic Broadband is available to nearly all Sanford residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 95% of the area. Sanford’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Sanford residents.

Atlantic Broadband cable internet

Provider

Atlantic Broadband

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

15 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Atlantic Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Sanford covering 98% of the area.

Atlantic Broadband’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 Atlantic Broadband start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $43.33.

Atlantic Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Atlantic Broadband offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 65 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Sanford covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications 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 Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $43.33.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.40.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 65 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sanford 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $43.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.40.

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 Sanford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 65 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Atlantic Broadband is the fastest internet provider in Sanford with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Sanford. The next fastest internet provider in Sanford is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 4.761% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Sanford with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $43.33.

Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sanford, covering 2.402% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.