Internet Service in Maine

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Maine

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Maine Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
90%
90% BROADBAND COVERAGE
13%
13% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

16.4

21st

BROADBAND SPEEDS

94.4%

of Mainers have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

10.6%

of Mainers have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.2%

of Mainers have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.5%

of Mainers have access to wireline service.

4.4%

of Mainers have access to fiber-optic service.

87.5%

of Mainers have access to cable service.

94.2%

of Mainers have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.4%

of Mainers have access to mobile broadband service.

48.7%

of Mainers have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In Maine

Top 5 Fastest cities in Maine

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Standish47.0 MBPS13 Providers
2.Wells41.6 MBPS13 Providers
3.Livermore Falls33.2 MBPS11 Providers
4.Biddeford27.9 MBPS17 Providers
5.Scarborough26.4 MBPS17 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Maine

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast32.9 MBPS
FirstLight25.3 MBPS
Charter Spectrum19.0 MBPS
GWI7.6 MBPS
FairPoint Communications5.4 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Connect ME has been awarded $4,978,492 in federal grants for Maine's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $25,402,904, accounting for 0.7% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Maine.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 84.6% to 97.3% of Mainers.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 85 internet providers in Maine.
  • There are 75,000 people in Maine without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 158,000 people in Maine that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 20,000 people in Maine don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Maine CITIES

Average speed over time
Bangor100.0%19 providers
Lewiston100.0%15 providers
Portland99.9%18 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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