Internet Providers in Portage, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Portage, ME
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.8

Internet Access in Portage, Maine

Portage currently features two common Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds as high as 35 Mbps and availability in virtually one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet offers Satellite, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Portage.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) and Spectrum can also provide Internet service in Portage, with shared territory in some streets.

Cable and DSL are the dominant broadband technologies within the Portage metro area, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Coaxial cable speed is generally stronger and more consistent, but overall performance seen with either type are similar.

The plans shown on this page are collected by hand through our data team.

To summarize, the majority of Portage households have 4 options so far as home broadband, which is close to average compared to the US overall. Portage is currently the 313th most-connected city in Maine, as measured by number of providers per census block. Areas the FCC would consider "underserved" are relatively low, although specific addresses may be limited in ways that aren't visible in our coverage data. View the interactive map below to explore network data about neighborhoods within Portage, and see Internet access stats.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portage, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
GWI 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
GWI 7 Mbps DSL 19m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Portage, Maine

  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.8% Availability in Portage - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 90.0% Availability in Portage - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • GWI - DSL - 19.3% Availability in Portage - Speeds up to 7 Mbps
  • GWI - Fiber - 19.3% Availability in Portage - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Portage - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Portage - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Portage

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Portage is the 313th most connected city in Maine behind Presque Isle, Caribou, Mapleton, Ashland, and Washburn.

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

Approximately 900 people in Aroostook 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: 19% of people living in Portage 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 89% of Portage 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 Aroostook County, approximately 7,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Portage

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Pioneer Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 0.768 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.8%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 90.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Aroostook Technologies Fixed Wireless 80.0%+ 50 Mbps
GWI DSL 19.3%+ 7 Mbps
GWI Fiber 19.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 32.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
GWI Fiber 12.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Portage to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Portage 61.3 Mbps 8 $0.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +354.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +57.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +54.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +66.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +66.3 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )