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Internet Providers in Plymouth, Maine
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Internet Access in Plymouth, Maine
Plymouth has a total of 7 Internet providers marketing home service, and a total of 14 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers.
When we're looking at network technology in use within the city, the most common hardwired Internet technology options are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and Cable (25.33 percent coverage). Cable is marketed by traditional cable television operators, leveraging their already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Local subscribers to cable service providers such as often select it due to the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.)
Viasat Internet is the most widely available choice in Plymouth. close to one hundred percent of Plymouth census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing near one hundred percent of Plymouth with Satellite service. The fastest Internet package listed by HughesNet in Plymouth is 25 Mbps.
The average home in Plymouth has 2-3 wired broadband options to choose from. 4.63 percent of Plymouth residents — 63 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options. Regardless of alternative technologies in the area, cable and DSL broadband generally provide the best pricing and data use packages for home use.
Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of governmental data and privatized datasets we collect directly from telecom industry sources, or through private sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced from M-Labs, which is a speed test utility integrated into BroadbandNow as well as Google search results. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-gathered price on 199 Internet plans and bundles in the Plymouth market to date.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Plymouth, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|OTELCO||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.1%|
|UniTel||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||1.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||13.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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 and Video Streaming Around Plymouth
Data from our research team suggests that popular providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users view them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Plymouth to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Plymouth||14.1 Mbps||9||$0.22 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +520.3 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +134.7 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146.5 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +155.4 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +148 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|