Internet providers in Sanford, NC

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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 DSL, which covers 99% of Sanford residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 19% 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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Sanford

The largest internet providers in Sanford are Spectrum, Windstream, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Sanford.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Sanford residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 99% 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

300 Mbps

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $47.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.83.

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 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 159 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in Sanford covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sanford, $47.49.

Windstream 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, $1.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Sanford. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 159 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, $47.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sanford, $1.83.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Sanford's providers, 159 Mbps.

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Sanford, NC internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 MbpsCable7.834%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic6.969%
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation - -Fiber-optic15%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Sanford with download speeds up to 300 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 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Windstream 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, $47.49.

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.

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.

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.

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%.