Maine Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Maine Internet Facts in 2022

  • Maine currently ranks 12th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Maine residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that nine in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,859 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Maine ranked 22nd among all states with 92.6% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Androscoggin 99.72%
Cumberland 99.57%
York 99.50%
Kennebec 98.76%
Lincoln 96.89%
Sagadahoc 95.89%
Knox 94.88%
Penobscot 88.83%
Oxford 88.52%
Somerset 84.29%
Lowest
Piscataquis 63.54%
Waldo 64.20%
Franklin 77.49%
Hancock 80.73%
Washington 80.97%
Aroostook 81.51%
Somerset 84.29%
Oxford 88.52%
Penobscot 88.83%
Knox 94.88%

Maine ranked 49th among all states with only 14% of people having access to 1G broadband.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Maine

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 85%
  • Without: 15%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: 1%
  • Broadband of any type: 85%
  • Cellular data only: 9%
  • Satellite: 5%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 4%
  • 18-64: 6%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 39%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 16%
  • $75,000+: 5%

  • Black: 3%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 7%
  • Asian: (Unavailable)
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5%
  • White: 6%

  • Employed: 5%
  • Unemployed: 9%

  • Less than high school: 13%
  • Some college or associate degree: 8%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Maine Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Portland 100.9 MBPS 25 Providers
Bangor 99.1 MBPS 21 Providers
Lewiston 55.1 MBPS 18 Providers
Waterville 80.8 MBPS 19 Providers
Augusta 74.7 MBPS 20 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Maine

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 131.5 MBPS
Spectrum 119.3 MBPS
TDS Telecom 50.8 MBPS
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 48.0 MBPS
GWI 24.5 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Androscoggin 99.8%
Aroostook 90.4%
Cumberland 99.9%
Franklin 91.9%
Hancock 93.3%
Kennebec 99.5%
Knox 98.4%
Lincoln 97.8%
Oxford 91.6%
Penobscot 95.6%
Piscataquis 87.0%
Sagadahoc 99.4%
Somerset 93.5%
Waldo 88.8%
Washington 91.5%
York 99.6%

Internet Providers By City in Maine

Acton 99.5% 13 providers
Albion 100.0% 13 providers
Alfred 99.8% 19 providers
Anson 78.2% 15 providers
Ashland 80.5% 13 providers
Auburn 100.0% 20 providers
Augusta 100.0% 20 providers
Bangor 100.0% 21 providers
Bar Harbor 99.1% 17 providers
Bath 99.2% 17 providers
Belfast 93.3% 18 providers
Belgrade 100.0% 13 providers
Berwick 99.9% 14 providers
Bethel 83.3% 14 providers
Biddeford 100.0% 17 providers
Blue Hill 87.1% 13 providers
Boothbay 100.0% 13 providers
Boothbay Harbor 100.0% 11 providers
Bowdoin 99.6% 16 providers
Bowdoinham 99.9% 15 providers
Brewer 100.0% 20 providers
Bridgton 100.0% 16 providers
Brooks 77.5% 9 providers
Brownfield 78.1% 8 providers
Brunswick 99.7% 18 providers
Buckfield 72.2% 13 providers
Bucksport 97.9% 19 providers
Buxton 100.0% 14 providers
Calais 99.8% 13 providers
Camden 100.0% 16 providers
Cape Elizabeth 100.0% 18 providers
Cape Neddick 100.0% 13 providers
Caribou 96.0% 18 providers
Carmel 97.8% 16 providers
Casco 100.0% 14 providers
Clinton 99.9% 14 providers
Corinna 93.5% 18 providers
Corinth 99.9% 15 providers
Cumberland Center 100.0% 17 providers
Damariscotta 100.0% 14 providers
Deer Isle 88.5% 14 providers
Dexter 94.7% 17 providers
Dixfield 92.0% 14 providers
Dover Foxcroft 93.1% 14 providers
East Waterboro 100.0% 13 providers
Eddington 92.2% 16 providers
Eliot 99.9% 16 providers
Ellsworth 97.6% 24 providers
Fairfield 100.0% 18 providers
Falmouth 100.0% 17 providers
Farmingdale 100.0% 18 providers
Farmington 94.6% 16 providers
Fort Fairfield 91.4% 15 providers
Fort Kent 93.8% 11 providers
Freedom 98.0% 11 providers
Freeport 100.0% 15 providers
Fryeburg 97.9% 9 providers
Gardiner 100.0% 17 providers
Gorham 100.0% 18 providers
Gray 100.0% 17 providers
Greenbush 82.2% 13 providers
Greene 99.9% 15 providers
Greenville 86.6% 10 providers
Guilford 84.2% 12 providers
Hallowell 100.0% 16 providers
Hampden 99.0% 18 providers
Hancock 99.7% 14 providers
Harpswell 98.0% 13 providers
Harrison 95.5% 13 providers
Hartland 99.7% 13 providers
Hiram 99.0% 11 providers
Holden 84.9% 16 providers
Hollis Center 100.0% 13 providers
Houlton 91.5% 15 providers
Jay 100.0% 15 providers
Jefferson 86.7% 15 providers
Kennebunk 100.0% 18 providers
Kennebunkport 100.0% 16 providers
Kingfield 98.6% 11 providers
Kittery 96.8% 17 providers
Kittery Point 100.0% 12 providers
Lebanon 99.5% 12 providers
Leeds 100.0% 13 providers
Levant 100.0% 15 providers
Lewiston 100.0% 18 providers
Limerick 99.8% 10 providers
Limestone 96.9% 14 providers
Limington 99.9% 13 providers
Lincoln 93.8% 19 providers
Lincolnville 93.6% 18 providers
Lisbon 100.0% 16 providers
Lisbon Falls 100.0% 17 providers
Litchfield 100.0% 16 providers
Livermore 100.0% 12 providers
Livermore Falls 100.0% 14 providers
Lubec 85.6% 10 providers
Machias 96.0% 12 providers
Madawaska 97.4% 12 providers
Madison 98.9% 18 providers
Manchester 99.5% 17 providers
Mapleton 85.6% 16 providers
Mechanic Falls 100.0% 12 providers
Mexico 100.0% 14 providers
Milford 96.6% 18 providers
Millinocket 92.5% 13 providers
Milo 87.3% 11 providers
Minot 93.4% 14 providers
Monmouth 100.0% 13 providers
Morrill 81.9% 11 providers
Mount Vernon 100.0% 12 providers
Naples 99.9% 15 providers
New Gloucester 100.0% 15 providers
Newcastle 99.7% 13 providers
Newport 96.6% 18 providers
Nobleboro 99.9% 13 providers
Norridgewock 95.1% 15 providers
North Anson 96.2% 11 providers
North Berwick 100.0% 16 providers
North Waterboro 99.8% 13 providers
North Yarmouth 100.0% 14 providers
Norway 99.6% 13 providers
Oakland 100.0% 16 providers
Old Orchard Beach 100.0% 14 providers
Old Town 99.2% 21 providers
Orland 85.8% 18 providers
Orono 85.3% 20 providers
Orrington 98.8% 16 providers
Oxford 99.9% 13 providers
Palmyra 98.7% 17 providers
Parsonsfield 92.7% 11 providers
Perry 97.7% 7 providers
Phillips 89.4% 9 providers
Phippsburg 99.9% 13 providers
Pittsfield 100.0% 15 providers
Poland 100.0% 14 providers
Portland 100.0% 25 providers
Presque Isle 98.0% 19 providers
Princeton 87.7% 10 providers
Randolph 100.0% 15 providers
Rangeley 81.9% 11 providers
Raymond 100.0% 14 providers
Richmond 99.8% 13 providers
Rockland 100.0% 18 providers
Rockport 100.0% 20 providers
Rumford 100.0% 16 providers
Sabattus 100.0% 15 providers
Saco 100.0% 17 providers
Saint Albans 97.5% 15 providers
Sanford 98.7% 17 providers
Scarborough 100.0% 20 providers
Searsport 98.1% 13 providers
Sebago 99.7% 13 providers
Skowhegan 93.5% 21 providers
South Berwick 99.8% 15 providers
South China 99.9% 14 providers
South Paris 100.0% 15 providers
South Portland 100.0% 21 providers
Southwest Harbor 99.8% 9 providers
Springvale 99.0% 18 providers
Standish 100.0% 15 providers
Stockton Springs 63.3% 17 providers
Strong 98.2% 11 providers
Tenants Harbor 98.8% 11 providers
Thomaston 100.0% 14 providers
Thorndike 93.2% 10 providers
Topsham 99.7% 17 providers
Turner 100.0% 15 providers
Union 97.2% 14 providers
Unity 98.2% 11 providers
Van Buren 92.7% 10 providers
Vassalboro 100.0% 14 providers
Waldoboro 99.7% 17 providers
Warren 100.0% 14 providers
Washburn 83.9% 15 providers
Waterboro 100.0% 14 providers
Waterville 98.2% 19 providers
Wells 100.0% 15 providers
West Enfield 97.3% 17 providers
West Paris 92.5% 12 providers
Westbrook 100.0% 19 providers
Whitefield 99.6% 13 providers
Wilton 96.2% 16 providers
Windham 100.0% 17 providers
Windsor 99.9% 12 providers
Winterport 91.9% 19 providers
Winthrop 99.9% 16 providers
Wiscasset 99.8% 16 providers
Woolwich 99.2% 17 providers
Yarmouth 100.0% 17 providers
York 99.9% 16 providers