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Internet providers in Santa Maria, CA

1. Frontier
100% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

2. Hughesnet
99% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

3. Viasat
99% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
4. Xfinity
95% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
5. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Comcast Business
100% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(41)
2. Frontier
43% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

3. Astound Broadband
26% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
99% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Ooma
97% available in Santa Maria
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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7. Ranch WiFi
99% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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2. Visible
Available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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4. Verizon Wireless
52% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
94% available in Santa Maria
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Santa Maria

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Santa Maria area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$60.13/mo

Average speed
152.4 Mbps

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Santa Maria Residential Internet Coverage

Santa Maria is a lower-middle class area with a largely Hispanic population. The blue-collar workers who reside in Santa Maria use their internet connection from everything to connecting with their employers to improving their English skills.

Ninety-eight percent of residents have access to high speed internet. The two most common choices are Xfinity for cable or Frontier for DSL. Both providers serve all Santa Maria residents.

Frontier has begun offering fiber optics to select customers with plans to expand. Another option is Hughesnet satellite which reaches an additional 1% of Santa Maria residents.

Businesses in the Santa Maria area have additional options. Megapath offers copper wire to 84% of the area_s commercial locations and DSL to 75% of businesses. New Edge Networks offers DSL and copper wire hook ups to a limited number of businesses.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Santa Maria

Average download speed
152.44 Mbps

Average upload speed
28.64 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
28.07 ms

Average jitter
26.02 ms

 

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Summary of Santa Maria internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Ranch WiFi Fiber & Fixed Wireless 2000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Ranch WiFi

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Santa Maria

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on internet providers in Santa Maria.

Frontier

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David M | 01-02-2023

I like frontier they have good prices, service is excellent. I'm very happy with them.

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XFINITY

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Carey O | 03-18-2014

I feel that our service could be faster. We also keep having to reboot it sometimes. They said that we even got the faster speed at one point to try it out but we didnt even notice a difference. We need to cut our bill down but dont want to effect quality.

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XFINITY

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Carey O | 03-18-2014

I feel that our service could be faster. We also keep having to reboot it sometimes. They said that we even got the faster speed at one point to try it out but we didnt even notice a difference. We need to cut our bill down but dont want to effect quality.

Was this review helpful? Yes 29 No 5

Frontier

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David M | 01-02-2023

I like frontier they have good prices, service is excellent. I'm very happy with them.

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