Internet Providers in Fort Fairfield, ME
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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Fairfield, ME
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.8|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Fort Fairfield, Maine
Internet Access in Fort Fairfield, Maine
Data on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports to validate the information on a census block level. Plane and pricing data is hand-gathered by our research team. To date, we've analyzed 205 broadband plans for Fort Fairfield in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 74 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Viasat Internet is the most common provider for Fort Fairfield residents. The company is available to virtually one hundred percent of Fort Fairfield. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite broadband service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet for Fort Fairfield is 25 megabits per second.
When we're looking at network technologies installed in Fort Fairfield, we see that the most common hardwired broadband Internet technology types are Cable (73.28 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Cable Internet is marketed by former cable television providers, using preexisting TV network connections. Local customers of cable ISPs like Spectrum usually select cable because of the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) provides a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Fort Fairfield with a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet access in Fort Fairfield. For example, fixed wireless outfits like Pioneer Wireless can offer 2 Mbps using wireless links.
Initialize the map shown below to explore broadband options on the granular street level. Although most locations have 3 choices, some areas can be less well-served or may only have one provider available. A notable 28.46 percent of households are limited to one Internet service choice.
Internet Statistics 2021
28.5% of consumers in Fort Fairfield900 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 Fort Fairfield, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||98.2%|
|Aroostook Technologies||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|GWI||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||1.3%|
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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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Fort Fairfield
Data collected by our research team shows that top ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a strategy to stop streaming services, while providers explain caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Fort Fairfield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fort Fairfield||29.4 Mbps||9||$0.98 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +505 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +119.4 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +131.2 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +140.1 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +132.7 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|