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Internet Providers in Portage, Maine
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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||Availability|
|GWI||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||19.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||98.8%|
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.
Compare Portage to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Portage||35.8 Mbps||9||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +498.6 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +113 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +124.8 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +133.7 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +126.3 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|