Internet Providers in Peaks Island, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Peaks Island, ME
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.8

Internet Access in Peaks Island, Maine

Peaks Island features two widespread Internet service providers (ISPs): Spectrum and Viasat Internet (formerly Exede). Spectrum mostly offers Cable service, with speeds up to 940 Mbps and availability for close to one hundred percent of the local area. Spectrum also offers TV and bundle plans. Viasat offers Satellite. They have coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area. Spectrum also offers business Internet in Peaks Island.

Since the majority of buildings come pre-wired for one phone provider and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Peaks Island has 2 wired Internet providers available to them. Regardless of other technologies in the area, cable and DSL broadband are likely to offer the best pricing and data packages for home use.

HughesNet provides a common second choice. They offer close to one hundred percent local availability and a top speed of 25 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet access in Peaks Island. For example, fixed wireless companies like RedZone Wireless can reach 20 Mbps over wireless links.

Looking at network tech installed around the city, the most prevalent wired broadband Internet tech types are Cable (practically one hundred percent coverage) and Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage). Cable internet connections are sold by cable television providers, who use already-built coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

Coverage data found here comes from FCC data. Internet providers in Peaks Island must agree to report there coverage area data biannually. Using our relationships with telecom companies, we are able to validate public data with privatized data reported by telecoms directly. Since 2014, BroadbandNow has processed 742 data rows on Internet access in Peaks Island. The speed averages shown below are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Peaks Island addresses from M-Labs. When it comes to plan package pricing and fees data, our research team has found and listed 197 broadband plans in Peaks Island to date, with 24 currently active.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Peaks Island, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Peaks Island, Maine

  • Spectrum - 100.0% Availability in Peaks Island - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 99.8% Availability in Peaks Island - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Peaks Island - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Peaks Island - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Peaks Island

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Peaks Island is the 198th most connected city in Maine behind Westbrook, South Portland, Portland, Cape Elizabeth, and Falmouth.

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

Approximately 87 people in Cumberland 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 100% of Peaks Island 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 Cumberland County, approximately 500 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Peaks Island

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 99.8%+ 100 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 14.5%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 940 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Peaks Island to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Peaks Island 0.9 Mbps 5 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +414.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +118 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +115.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +126.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +126.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )