Internet Providers in Grand Isle, ME
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Residential Internet Statistics for Grand Isle, ME
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.8|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Grand Isle, Maine
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|
|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
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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 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
|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|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||0.4%+||600 Mbps|