Internet Providers in Saint Albans, Maine

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Residential Internet Statistics for Saint Albans, ME
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 29.27 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 2.59%

Internet Access in Saint Albans, Maine

Saint Albans offers 6 residential Internet Service Providers, or 11 total providers including business and mobile services. There are 5 broadband choices such as DSL and cable.

The broadband plans displayed here are gathered by hand through our data science and research team.

DSL and cable are the two main broadband network types within the Saint Albans metro area, fighting for the same subscribers at many addresses and competing with each other. Cable network speed is generally stronger. That said, the overall speeds found with either network type are comparable.

6.13 percent of Saint Albans is still left with only one or zero choices for broadband-level Internet service. Outside these underserved areas, the average address has 2 providers to choose from. In most cases, addresses with more competition usually will find lower prices, since companies will often improve network infrastructure to win subscribers.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest ISPs in Saint Albans in terms of coverage. As the maps below illustrate, these ISPs frequently overlap in most neighborhoods around Saint Albans.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Saint Albans with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Saint Albans is the 329th most connected city in Maine behind Corinna, Palmyra, Newport, Dexter, and Hartland.
  • The fastest zip code in Saint Albans for February 2021 is 04971. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Saint Albans, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Saint Albans, Maine

  • TDS - 99.3% Availability in Saint Albans - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 93.9% Availability in Saint Albans - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 8.9% Availability in Saint Albans - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Saint Albans - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Saint Albans - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Saint Albans

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Saint Albans is the 329th most connected city in Maine behind Corinna, Palmyra, Newport, Dexter, and Hartland.

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

Approximately 500 people in Somerset 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.

Approximately 94% of Saint Albans 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.

As of this month, 04971 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Saint Albans.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Somerset County, approximately 5,000 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.

Data Caps and Video Streaming in Saint Albans

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the common ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since consumers see them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting". Providers maintain that caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Saint Albans

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom DSL 99.3%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 93.9%+ 940 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 8.9%+ 20 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 5.0%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 940 Mbps
GWI Copper 4.4%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Saint Albans to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Saint Albans 29.3 Mbps 6 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +319.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +77.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +70.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +82.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +86 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )