Best Sanford Internet Service Providers
Sanford, ME has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Sanford. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Sanford is Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II||Cable||1000 Mbps||51 Mbps||99.9%|
|2||Consolidated||DSL||100 Mbps||40 Mbps||84.4%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||Redzone Wireless||wireless||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||45.5%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Sanford ME Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Sanford have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Sanford are compared to York County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maine overall?
Average download speeds in Sanford of 28.11 Mbps are faster than the York County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maine.
Sanford Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 84.2% of Sanford residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Sanford, ME providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Sanford is 54.5% faster than the average in Maine and 13.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 31.9% of the York County population
The average internet download speed in Sanford is 28.11 Mbps based upon 41696 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 98.1% of the Sanford population
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Sanford residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II as the top provider for Sanford, Maine.
How do the internet speeds in Sanford compare to other cities in Maine?
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Sanford, Maine?
The following zip codes were used: 03906, 04073 and 04083
Who has the fastest internet service in Sanford?
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Sanford.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Sanford - Consolidated.
Sanford Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages