Internet Providers in Dixmont, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dixmont, ME
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $83.86

Internet Access in Dixmont, Maine

Currently, there are 7 ISPs in Dixmont offering home service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 12 companies available locally,.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widely available provider for Dixmont residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Dixmont census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Dixmont with Satellite broadband service. The fastest Internet plan listed by HughesNet for Dixmont is 25 megabits per second.

Looking at network tech installed the city, we see that the most common wired broadband Internet connection options are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (92.04 percent coverage). Telephone companies usually offer DSL connections, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data via phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major Internet services.

The information listed here is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports, and is confirmed with private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Address availability data isn't available for all providers, but all ISPs are noted at least on a census block level. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.

In summary, broadband services isn't perfect in Dixmont, but the average home still has 2-3 providers able to service the address. As it stands, a limited 98 Dixmont locals have access to one or fewer options for wired broadband.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Dixmont with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Dixmont is the 96th most connected city in Maine ahead of Carmel, Newport, and Freedom, but behind Thorndike and Unity.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Dixmont, Maine

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dixmont, Maine

  • UniTel - 92.0% Availability in Dixmont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • OTELCO - 30.9% Availability in Dixmont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Dixmont - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Dixmont - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dixmont

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Dixmont is the 96th most connected city in Maine ahead of Carmel, Newport, 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 3,000 people in Penobscot 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: 95% of people living in Dixmont 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 92% of Dixmont 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 Penobscot County, approximately 9,000 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 Cap Issues in Dixmont

Data from our research team shows that many of the common providers in Dixmont place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dixmont

Provider Type Coverage Speed
UniTel DSL and Fiber 92.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
OTELCO Fiber and DSL 30.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 5.6%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
UniTel DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
OTELCO Fiber 28.4%+ 400 Mbps

Compare Dixmont to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dixmont 28.4 Mbps 7 $1.78 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +387 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +90.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +87.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +99 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +99.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )