Internet Providers in Searsmont, Maine

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Residential Internet Statistics for Searsmont, ME
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 0 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.87%

Internet Access in Searsmont, Maine

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Searsmont. HughesNet is also widely available.

DSL-based broadband has lots of coverage compared to other types of wired broadband around Searsmont since pretty much all houses are wired with phone wires — the physical DSL wire reaches the subscriber via a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the ethernet jack inside to complete the connection for home Wifi.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is currently one of the top three providers in Searsmont. They are available for 98 percent of local addresses.

The Internet packages displayed on this page are collected individually by our data analysis team. The 24 Internet packages displayed above are the most relevant of 180 plans we've gathered in Searsmont to date.

For a look at broadband competition around Searsmont, click to initialize the map below and use the zoom/pan tools to navigate. The average amount of broadband availability is 1.4 providers covering each census block. This low level of competition leaves 88.26 percent of residents with only one provider, or no coverage at all.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Searsmont with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Searsmont is the 315th most connected city in Maine ahead of Freedom and Morrill, but behind Lincolnville, Belfast, and Union.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Searsmont, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Lincolnville Telephone 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Searsmont, Maine

  • Consolidated - 98.1% Availability in Searsmont - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Lincolnville Telephone - 12.7% Availability in Searsmont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Searsmont - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Searsmont - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Searsmont

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Searsmont is the 315th most connected city in Maine ahead of Freedom and Morrill, but behind Lincolnville, Belfast, and Union.

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

Approximately 200 people in Waldo 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.

Fiber Availability: 7% of people living in Searsmont have residential fiber service available to them.

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

In Waldo 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Searsmont

Data from our research team shows that top providers currently use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which can use 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Searsmont

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.1%+ 50 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 22.3%+ 26 Mbps
Lincolnville Telephone DSL and Fiber 12.7%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Lincolnville Telephone DSL 24.6%+ 10 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 11.6%+ 26 Mbps