Internet Providers in Jefferson, Maine
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Residential Internet Statistics for Jefferson, ME
|Wired Internet Providers:||5|
|Average Speed Test Result:||13.07 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||940 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||13.34%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Jefferson, Maine
Internet Access in Jefferson, Maine
The average Jefferson census block has coverage by 2.2 Internet providers. This means that the majority of addresses in the city will have at least 2-3 choices for Internet service, and many residents can switch if they are dissatisfied with a provider.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 92 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 26 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
22.9% of consumers in Jefferson600 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|
|Tidewater Telecom||100 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||1m 21s|
|Lincolnville Telephone||100 Mbps||Fiber||1m 21s|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||35 Mbps||Satellite||3m 54s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jefferson, Maine
- Consolidated - 92.7% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
- Spectrum - 70.4% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Tidewater Telecom - 11.8% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Lincolnville Telephone - 2.8% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Jefferson - 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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||DSL||92.7%+||80 Mbps|
|RedZone Wireless||Fixed Wireless||33.3%+||26 Mbps|
|Tidewater Telecom||Fiber and DSL||11.8%+||100 Mbps|
|Lincolnville Telephone||Fiber||2.8%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable and Fiber||70.8%+||940 Mbps|
|Tidewater Telecom||DSL||19.9%+||10 Mbps|
|RedZone Wireless||Fixed Wireless||3.8%+||26 Mbps|
Compare Jefferson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Jefferson||13.1 Mbps||8||$0.28 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +336 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +94 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +86.6 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +98.6 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +102.2 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|