Internet Providers in Albion, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Albion, ME
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $73.87

Internet Access in Albion, Maine

The average Albion census block is serviceable by 2.67 companies. This means that most houses in the city have at least 2-3 options so far as Internet service, and it is easier for residents to switch if they are disappointed with a provider.

HughesNet is an second choice, serving Albion with near one hundred percent availability and a top speed of 25 Mbps.

Spectrum is the most widespread option in Albion. close to one hundred percent of Albion census blocks can receive Internet service from them. Viasat Internet is also a common option, providing virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite broadband service. The fastest plan we've found for Viasat in Albion is 35 Mbps.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports. Data is enhanced with privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Information on pricing and speeds of individual Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

To summarize, Albion's broadband infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many US cities: wide coverage of cable and DSL, with the catch that most houses are stuck with one option for either Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet providers were started pre-Internet as cable TV and phone corporations. So, they already own these existing wired networks to deliver broadband Internet bundles. Fiber network access has been slowly growing as a third option. While not all "Fiber" plans are "Fiber to the Home" connections, 66.59 percent of Albion has access to fiber Internet stretching as far as the block.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Albion, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
UniTel 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
UniTel 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Albion, Maine

  • UniTel - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • UniTel - Fiber - 66.6% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Albion

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Albion is the 80th most connected city in Maine ahead of Waterville, Clinton, and Freedom, but behind Thorndike and Unity.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 500 people in Kennebec County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 67% of people living in Albion have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Albion residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Kennebec County, approximately 700 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Albion

Provider Type Coverage Speed
UniTel DSL 100% 10 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
UniTel Fiber 66.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
UniTel DSL 98.0%+ 10 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
UniTel Fiber 54.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 1.9%+ -- Mbps

Compare Albion to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Albion 31.9 Mbps 5 $0.95 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +383.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +87 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +84.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +95.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )