Internet Providers in Portland, ME

Residential Internet Statistics for Portland, ME
Internet Service Providers: 7
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Portland, Maine:

Showing 1 to 9 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.9% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    70.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    70.5% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. Consolidated
    99.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.7% Available
  • 6. 6. RedZone Wireless
    28% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    28% Available
  • 7. 7. GWI
    27.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    27.3% Available
  • 8. 8. Premium Choice Broadband
    9.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *20 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    9.1% Available
  • 9. 9. OTELCO
    8.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *75 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    8.4% Available
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Internet Access in Portland, Maine

Portland features a total of 9 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing home service, and a total of 32 including specialized business and mobile providers such as Crown Castle Fiber and RedZone Wireless.

The information on this page is primarily sourced via FCC filings, and is using private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate listings than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. We've catalogued 540 Portland Internet plans since 2014. There are 39 Internet or bundled packages currently marketed.

Taking a look now at network technology offered the area, we see that the most common physical wire Internet technology infrastructures are Cable and 5G Internet, with near one hundred percent and 70.51% respectively. TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet service, seeing as they can use their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Local subscribers to cable service providers like Spectrum usually select it due to the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.)

Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider in Portland. virtually one hundred percent of Portland census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice in the area, serving virtually one hundred percent of Portland with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Portland is 25 megabits per second.

To sum up the situation, the average Portland resident has 2-3 choices for Internet. In Maine, this is around the norm. Portland ranks 36th out of 424 communities in terms of the number of providers available per resident.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portland, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
GWI 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 27.3%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.9%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 99.7%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 70.5%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Premium Choice Broadband 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s 9.1%
OTELCO 75 Mbps DSL 1m 49s 8.4%
300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Portland is the 36th most connected city in Maine ahead of Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and Falmouth, but behind Westbrook and South Portland.

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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.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 8% of people living in Portland have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Portland residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Cumberland County, approximately 400 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Portland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Portland 100.9 Mbps 13 $0.74 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +480.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +9 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +71.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +98.8 Mbps ) 20 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +101.3 Mbps ) 27 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps ) 11 ( -2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )