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Internet providers in Sanford, NC

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Sanford, NC internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable7.834%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.969%
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation $82.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic15%
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Sanford internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sanford is comparable to the rest of North Carolina - 99%, 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 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 42% of those living in Sanford.

There are six internet providers serving the Sanford area, and 98.17% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sanford's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sanford

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 48 Mbps 23 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 144 Mbps 82 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 1 Mbps 0 Mbps Satellite
Viasat 12 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Sanford

The largest internet providers in Sanford are Spectrum, Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation, and HughesNet bringing cable, fiber-optic, and satellite options to Sanford.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Sanford residents, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation, which covers 15% of the area. Sanford’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Sanford residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Sanford covering 99% 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $66.98.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation fiber-optic internet

Provider

Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation

Starting price*
$82.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation offers broadband to a limited number of households in Sanford covering 15% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation 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 Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation start at $82.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $66.98.

Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 109 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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $66.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $0.61.

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, 109 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Sanford with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Sanford. The next fastest internet provider in Sanford is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 7.834% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Sanford with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $66.98.

Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sanford, covering 15% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Sanford and is available to 6.969% of households.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.