Sandy, Oregon Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Sandy, Oregon and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Sandy:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1City of Sandy OregonFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps99.3%
2WaveDivision HoldingsCable, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps98.8%
3Ziply FiberDSL115 Mbps7 Mbps54.7%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Sandy OR Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Sandy are compared to Clackamas County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Oregon overall?
Average download speeds in Sandy of 30.25 Mbps are faster than the Clackamas County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Oregon.

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Sandy Internet Access Facts

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Sandy, OR providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Sandy is 21.9% faster than the average in Oregon and 6.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 49.8% of the Clackamas County population

  • The average internet download speed in Sandy is 30.25 Mbps based upon 53152 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 98.2% of the Sandy population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 98.4% of Sandy residents

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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 Sandy 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 City of Sandy Oregon as the top provider for Sandy, Oregon.

Who has the fastest internet service in Sandy?

City of Sandy Oregon and WaveDivision Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Sandy.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Sandy, Oregon?

The following zip codes were used: 97055

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Sandy internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
Zero latency gaming

How do the internet speeds in Sandy compare to other cities in Oregon?

Click through to see how the Sandy broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Baker City, Cedar Mill, Central Point, Columbia City, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Sandy - City of Sandy Oregon and WaveDivision Holdings.

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 Sandy, Oregon?

City of Sandy Oregon provides broadband internet service to 99.3% of Sandy.

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.




Sandy 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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