Internet Providers in Milford, Maine

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Residential Internet Statistics for Milford, ME
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 62.36 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 3.45%

Internet Access in Milford, Maine

Milford offers 7 residential Internet Service Providers, or 14 if you include business and mobile service. Consumers have access to 6 broadband choices such as DSL or cable.

DSL and cable are the two main broadband network options around the Milford metro area. They are fighting for potential customers at many addresses and competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall better and more robust, but overall performance seen with either Internet technology system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies depending on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood. Milford area download speed test results suggest that Internet performance in the area is above-average, coming in 8.66 percent higher than the Maine aggregated average so far as citywide download speeds.

8.18 percent of Milford is still left with only one or zero Internet choices. Adjusting for all addresses in city limits, the average resident will have 2-3 providers available. Areas that have better competition usually will find reduced prices and higher speed, since the providers will often upgrade network infrastructure to win customers.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

The Internet coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and privatized data collected from industry sources or via unlisted sources. Average statistics about speed data comes primarily via M-Labs, which is the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow as well as Google queries. The BroadbandNow market research team has manually gathered package price and service data on 200 broadband plans and bundles in Milford as of 2021.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Milford with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Milford is the 253rd most connected city in Maine ahead of Eddington and Greenbush, but behind Old Town, Orono, and Bangor.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Milford, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
GWI 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
OTELCO 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Milford, Maine

  • Consolidated - 97.6% Availability in Milford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 94.3% Availability in Milford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • OTELCO - 8.5% Availability in Milford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • GWI - 6.7% Availability in Milford - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Milford - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Milford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Milford

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Milford is the 253rd most connected city in Maine ahead of Eddington and Greenbush, but behind Old Town, Orono, and Bangor.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Penobscot 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 92% of Milford 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 Penobscot County, approximately 9,000 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 Caps and Video Streaming in Milford

Data from our market researchers suggests that popular ISPs use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view caps as a tactic to limit video streaming. Providers maintain that they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Milford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 97.6%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 94.3%+ 940 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 41.1%+ 26 Mbps
OTELCO DSL 8.5%+ 25 Mbps
GWI DSL 6.7%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 63.6%+ 940 Mbps
OTELCO DSL 22.2%+ 3.0 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 0.3%+ -- Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 26 Mbps

Compare Milford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Milford 62.4 Mbps 7 $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +286.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +44.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +37.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +49.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +52.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )