Internet Providers in Jefferson, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Jefferson, ME
Internet Providers: 7
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.

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 Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 70.4%
Tidewater Telecom 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s 11.8%
Lincolnville Telephone 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s 2.8%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s 93.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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.

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.

Compare Jefferson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jefferson 17.6 Mbps 8 $0.97 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +516.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +131.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +143 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +151.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +144.5 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )