Internet Providers in Brooks, Maine

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Residential Internet Statistics for Brooks, ME
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 7.13 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 22.47%

Internet Access in Brooks, Maine

The average Brooks household can get access to Internet service through 1.31 providers.

The packages listed above are manually collected by our data science and research team.

Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Brooks.

DSL broadband has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet options in Brooks because it uses landline phone lines to send data. The physical DSL copper line usually reaches the subscriber via a utility pole, and you plug in a modem to the phone jack to enable your Wifi service.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another option to consider. They have coverage in 98 percent of the Brooks area.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Brooks with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Brooks is the 339th most connected city in Maine ahead of Freedom and Morrill, but behind Thorndike, Unity, and Belfast.
  • The fastest zip code in Brooks for February 2021 is 04921. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Brooks, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
UniTel 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Brooks, Maine

  • Consolidated - 98.6% Availability in Brooks - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • UniTel - 24.6% Availability in Brooks - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Brooks - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Brooks - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Brooks

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Brooks is the 339th most connected city in Maine ahead of Freedom and Morrill, but behind Thorndike, Unity, and Belfast.

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

Approximately 200 people in Waldo 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: 6% of people living in Brooks 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 24% of Brooks 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.

As of this month, 04921 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Brooks.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Waldo County, approximately 5,000 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.

Data Caps Around Brooks

Data collected by our research team suggests that some of the top providers currently place a limit on data use for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Brooks

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.6%+ 80 Mbps
UniTel DSL and Fiber 24.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
UniTel DSL and Fiber 25.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Brooks to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Brooks 7.1 Mbps 5 $2.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +342 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +100 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +92.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +104.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +108.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )