Internet Providers in Caribou, Maine

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Residential Internet Statistics for Caribou, ME
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 53.86 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.05%

Internet Access in Caribou, Maine

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Caribou. HughesNet is also widely available.

Looking specifically at the network technology types around Caribou, there are essentially two systems: cable (Spectrum, for example) and DSL (think Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).

Broadband competition available for Caribou is high, with most households having 3 Internet service providers to choose from. Access isn't distributed equally, however — as a notable 11.59 percent of the population are limited to one option for true broadband service.

We should note that since FCC data is processed biannually and only made public six or more months after, provider availability listed above may not reflect the latest network expansions or regional changes.

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, Spectrum is a third choice for Internet in 95 percent of the Caribou area. Wireless companies like Pioneer Wireless and satellite companies including are also worth considering, but the main wired providers are usually a better value so far as performance and price.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Caribou with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Caribou is the 64th most connected city in Maine ahead of Limestone, Mapleton, Washburn, and Fort Fairfield, but behind Presque Isle.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Caribou: Woodland
  • The fastest zip code in Caribou for February 2021 is 04736. (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 Caribou, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 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
GWI 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
Pioneer Broadband 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Caribou, Maine

  • Spectrum - 95.2% Availability in Caribou - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 89.9% Availability in Caribou - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Pioneer Broadband - 72.9% Availability in Caribou - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • GWI - 12.0% Availability in Caribou - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Caribou - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Caribou - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Caribou

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Caribou is the 64th most connected city in Maine ahead of Limestone, Mapleton, Washburn, and Fort Fairfield, but behind Presque Isle.

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

Approximately 900 people in Aroostook 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.

Approximately 88% of Caribou 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, 04736 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Caribou.

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

In Aroostook County, approximately 7,000 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 in Caribou

Data from our market research team suggests that popular ISPs place some sort of limit on data use on residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since users see them as a tactic to stop video streaming. Providers maintain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Internet access in Caribou neighborhoods

To date, we have analyzed information about Broadband coverage for these areas in Caribou: Woodland.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Caribou

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Pioneer Broadband DSL and Fixed Wireless 97.0%+ 24 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 95.2%+ 940 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 89.9%+ 80 Mbps
Aroostook Technologies Fixed Wireless 20.2%+ 50 Mbps
GWI DSL 12.0%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Pioneer Broadband DSL 43.5%+ 50 Mbps
OTELCO DSL 6.0%+ -- Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.0%+ 4.0 Mbps

Compare Caribou to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Caribou 53.9 Mbps 8 $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +295.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +53.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +45.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +57.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +61.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Caribou

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