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

21.2

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.Wells55.2 MBPS12 Providers
2.Saco54.1 MBPS17 Providers
3.Standish46.8 MBPS13 Providers
4.Belgrade46.8 MBPS12 Providers
5.Livermore Falls42.4 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Maine

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast33.8 MBPS
Charter Spectrum25.8 MBPS
GWI10.4 MBPS
Consolidated Communications6.4 MBPS
TDS Telecom4.6 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 76 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
Alfred99.8%11 providers
Auburn100.0%14 providers
Augusta100.0%17 providers
Bangor100.0%19 providers
Bar Harbor99.0%12 providers
Bath96.4%16 providers
Belfast83.3%19 providers
Berwick99.9%10 providers
Biddeford100.0%16 providers
Brewer100.0%16 providers
Bridgton100.0%13 providers
Brunswick99.7%14 providers
Bucksport97.9%13 providers
Buxton100.0%12 providers
Camden100.0%12 providers
Cape Elizabeth100.0%16 providers
Caribou95.2%13 providers
Casco100.0%10 providers
Cumberland Center100.0%16 providers
Dexter88.5%12 providers
Dover Foxcroft75.9%12 providers
Durham99.9%13 providers
Eliot99.8%12 providers
Ellsworth77.5%19 providers
Fairfield100.0%12 providers
Falmouth100.0%15 providers
Farmington6.6%11 providers
Fort Kent92.6%9 providers
Freeport99.8%15 providers
Fryeburg93.5%10 providers
Gardiner99.9%13 providers
Gorham98.1%17 providers
Gray100.0%14 providers
Greene99.6%10 providers
Hampden96.8%17 providers
Harpswell97.7%11 providers
Holden68.2%12 providers
Hollis Center100.0%10 providers
Houlton54.3%11 providers
Jay100.0%10 providers
Kennebunk100.0%14 providers
Kennebunkport100.0%14 providers
Kittery96.2%16 providers
Lebanon99.5%10 providers
Lewiston100.0%14 providers
Lincoln82.5%15 providers
Lisbon100.0%11 providers
Lisbon Falls100.0%12 providers
Madison0.0%12 providers
Millinocket2.2%11 providers
Naples99.9%10 providers
New Gloucester100.0%11 providers
Norridgewock86.7%10 providers
North Berwick99.9%13 providers
Norway99.6%10 providers
Oakland100.0%12 providers
Old Orchard Beach100.0%12 providers
Old Town99.4%16 providers
Orono85.3%15 providers
Oxford83.8%11 providers
Pittsfield100.0%12 providers
Poland100.0%10 providers
Portland99.9%18 providers
Presque Isle97.1%13 providers
Raymond99.9%12 providers
Rockland100.0%15 providers
Rumford100.0%11 providers
Sabattus99.8%10 providers
Saco100.0%17 providers
Sanford98.7%14 providers
Scarborough100.0%16 providers
Skowhegan15.3%15 providers
South Berwick99.0%13 providers
South China99.9%11 providers
South Paris100.0%10 providers
South Portland99.1%18 providers
Springvale99.0%13 providers
Standish100.0%13 providers
Topsham99.6%13 providers
Turner100.0%10 providers
Vassalboro100.0%11 providers
Waldoboro99.6%13 providers
Warren100.0%10 providers
Waterville98.0%14 providers
Wells100.0%12 providers
Westbrook99.2%17 providers
Wilton13.2%10 providers
Windham100.0%16 providers
Winterport82.7%14 providers
Winthrop100.0%12 providers
Wiscasset98.7%12 providers
Yarmouth100.0%16 providers
York99.9%12 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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