The New Bedford Standard-Times is available online at SouthCoastToday.com under the limitations of a paywall. The paywall allows unregistered viewers to view three articles per month, and registered viewers can access ten articles per month. Registration is free.
Online access to the New Bedford Standard-Times was limited by the addition of the paywall in 2010 following a series of personnel layoffs in 2008 and 2009. A full-access online subscription to the New Bedford Standard-Times is available for approximately $1.33 a week as of 2015. The print subscription includes full online access at about $3.99 per week, including the 30 most recent electronic editions. A subscription to the Standard-Times newsletter sends the top headlines for each day to subscribers' emails.