How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Searsmont, Maine
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Internet Access in Searsmont, Maine
Viasat Internet 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 97 percent of local addresses. Outside the major corporate providers, RedZone Wireless is another company worth knowing about. While fixed wireless Internet isn't as well known as cable or DSL, it can be an interchangeable service quality.
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 194 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 1.56 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
88.3% of consumers in Searsmont1,000 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||Availability|
|Lincolnville Telephone||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s||12.7%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||97.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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.