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Internet Providers in Caribou, Maine
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Internet Access in Caribou, Maine
Viasat Internet 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 4 Internet service providers to choose from. Access isn't distributed equally, however — as a notable 11.53 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 15 internet providers in Caribou with 10 of those offering residential service
- Caribou is the 74th 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 July 2021 is 04736. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
11.5% of consumers in Caribou1,000 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||Availability|
|GWI||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||10.3%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||90.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Pioneer Broadband||24 Mbps||DSL||5m 41s||72.9%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Caribou to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Caribou||78.1 Mbps||11||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +456.3 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +70.7 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +82.5 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +91.4 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +84 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Caribou
Mr. Wayne Sirois came to our house to set-up HughesNet for us. I would recommend his work to everyone, very mannerly and polite. He was fast and courteous. I highly recommend his work