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Internet Providers in Milford, Maine
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Internet Access in Milford, Maine
Milford offers 10 residential Internet Service Providers, or 18 if you include business and mobile service. Consumers have access to 8 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.
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 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 232 broadband plans and bundles in Milford as of 2022.
Internet Statistics 2022
8.2% of consumers in Milford200 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 Milford, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||97.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||89.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||89.1%|
|GWI||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||7.6%|
|OTELCO||75 Mbps||DSL||1m 49s||8.5%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Milford
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 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.
Compare Milford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Milford||58 Mbps||10||$0.81 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +487.6 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +103.3 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +122.9 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +128.6 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +121.1 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|