Internet Providers in Jefferson, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Jefferson, ME
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.76

Internet Access in Jefferson, Maine

The average Jefferson census block has coverage by 2.18 Internet providers. This means that the majority of addresses in the city will have at least 2 choices for Internet service, and many residents can switch if they are dissatisfied with a provider.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Jefferson. The provider is accessible for near one hundred percent of Jefferson. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Jefferson is 25 Mbps.

The data listed here comes via FCC reports, and is confirmed with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate results than is available from the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is generated by our data team, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) provides a common second choice, serving Jefferson with 93 percent availability and a maximum speed of 80 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet access in Jefferson. fixed wireless outfits such as RedZone Wireless can deliver 25 Mbps via direct wireless links. There are also 3 providers within Jefferson marketing enterprise-level subscriptions like SD-WAN. The small business listings here include all providers with explicit business packages advertised on their website.

So, looking at the big picture, Jefferson's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in US cities and towns: wide coverage of bundled cable and DSL, except that the majority of residences are stuck with one provider for setting up either service. This pattern results from the fact that most Internet providers started as TV and landline phone companies. So, they already own legacy wired networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband Internet services.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Jefferson with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Jefferson is the 109th most connected city in Maine ahead of Whitefield and Windsor, but behind Nobleboro, Union, and Waldoboro.
  • The fastest zip code in Jefferson for April 2021 is 04348. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Jefferson, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Tidewater Telecom 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Lincolnville Telephone 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Tidewater Telecom 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jefferson, Maine

  • Consolidated - DSL - 93.9% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 70.4% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Tidewater Telecom - DSL - 11.2% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Tidewater Telecom - Fiber - 11.8% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Lincolnville Telephone - Fiber - 2.8% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Jefferson

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Jefferson is the 109th most connected city in Maine ahead of Whitefield and Windsor, but behind Nobleboro, Union, and Waldoboro.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 72 people in Lincoln 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: 15% of people living in Jefferson 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 77% of Jefferson 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.

As of this month, 04348 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Jefferson.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Lincoln County, approximately 800 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 Around Jefferson

Data from our market research team suggests that popular providers in Jefferson currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since consumers see them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting", while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Jefferson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 93.9%+ 80 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 70.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 30.3%+ 25 Mbps
Tidewater Telecom DSL 11.2%+ 10 Mbps
Tidewater Telecom Fiber 11.8%+ 100 Mbps
Lincolnville Telephone Fiber 2.8%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 70.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Tidewater Telecom DSL 19.8%+ 10 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 15.0%+ -- Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 4.9%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 4.5%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Jefferson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jefferson 13.7 Mbps 8 $0.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +113.9 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )