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|
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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.
- There are 25 internet providers in Portland with 9 of those offering residential service
- Portland is the 36th most connected city in Maine ahead of Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and Falmouth, but behind Westbrook and South Portland.
- Explore internet access for communities within Portland: Great Diamond Island, Cushing Island, and Little Diamond Island
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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%|
|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%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
0.5% of consumers in Portland300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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.
Map of ISPs in Portland
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 )|