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
The average download speed in Sanford is 40.3% faster than the York County average and 13.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Sanford is 6.87 Mbps. This is 38.5% faster than the York County average and 40.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 99.0% of York County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 9.7% of York County residents
The average internet download speed in York County is 20.03 Mbps based upon 402560 samples taken in the past year
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
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.
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.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Sanford, Maine?
The following zip codes were used: 03906, 04073 and 04083
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Sanford internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Sanford compare to other cities in Maine?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Sanford, Maine population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Sanford, Maine?
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II provides broadband internet service to 99.9% of Sanford.
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