Internet Providers in Grand Isle, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Grand Isle, ME
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.8

Internet Access in Grand Isle, Maine

Grand Isle has only two major broadband network choices to grapple with: coaxial cable (97.45% availability) and DSL (88.30% coverage). Coaxial cable broadband is generally delivered by traditional cable TV corporations, using their pre-existing coaxial television lines strung up on telephone poles or buried along the road. DSL is sent via twisted copper phone wires. The vast majority of Grand Isle census blocks have access to both cable and DSL service from two or more Internet providers.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Grand Isle.

The average Grand Isle home has 2-3 providers with availability for their location. Competition is good. It tends to improve pricing. This Internet access isn't universal, however. even in 2021, a surprising 14.26 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for true broadband Internet service.

Spectrum is another commonly available Internet option for Grand Isle. They offer Cable connections with coverage in 97 percent of the area.

Broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from government data and privatized datasets collected directly from industry sources or through unlisted third parties. Average statistics about speed averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market research team has manually gathered pricing and service data on 218 broadband deals in the Grand Isle market as of 2021.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Grand Isle, Maine

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Grand Isle, Maine

  • Spectrum - Cable - 97.5% Availability in Grand Isle - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 88.3% Availability in Grand Isle - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grand Isle - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grand Isle - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Grand Isle

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Grand Isle is the 245th most connected city in Maine ahead of Madawaska, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, but behind Caribou and Limestone.

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 86% of Grand Isle 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 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Grand Isle

Data from our market research team suggests that popular providers in the area use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since customers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming services. Providers insist they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Grand Isle

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 97.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 88.3%+ 80 Mbps
Pioneer Wireless Fixed Wireless 47.9%+ 0.768 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.4%+ 600 Mbps