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Internet Providers in Saint Albans, Maine
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Internet Access in Saint Albans, Maine
Saint Albans offers 9 residential Internet Service Providers, or 14 total providers including business and mobile services. There are 7 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.
There is above-average competition between providers within Saint Albans. However, 100 people in the area don't have service from more than one provider. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied by their service from the incumbent provider, they are left with no option but to use a low-speed wireless option. Thankfully, this isn't the norm in Saint Albans. The average household has 3 Internet choices.
Viasat Internet 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.
Internet Statistics 2022
6.1% of consumers in Saint Albans100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Saint Albans, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||99.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||45.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||45.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||9.6%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Saint Albans
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.
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.
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.
Compare Saint Albans to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Saint Albans||50.1 Mbps||9||$0.82 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +495.5 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +111.2 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +130.8 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +136.5 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +129 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|