Internet providers in Sanford, ME

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Sanford, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable4.761%
MetroCast Communications - -Cable98%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 25 MbpsDSL95%
Great Works Internet - -DSL52%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -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 $34.95 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sanford

The largest internet providers in Sanford are Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Sanford.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont is available to nearly all Sanford residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Sanford’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Sanford residents.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to nearly all households in Sanford covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 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 Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $45.99.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.46 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 44 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, $45.99.

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, $0.71.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $45.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $0.71.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat 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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

MetroCast Communications 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.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in Sanford with plans starting at $34.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $45.99.

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

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.