Internet Providers in Sinclair, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sinclair, ME
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.8

Internet Access in Sinclair, Maine

There are an average of 2.39 Internet providers per census block in Sinclair. Consequently, the majority of households in the area will have a minimum of 2-3 options so far as Internet service.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is also a commonly available broadband option for Sinclair. They offer DSL service available to 98 percent of the area. Pioneer Wireless is another alternative wireless service for near one hundred percent of the local area, although it requires roof access or line of site with a Pioneer Wireless tower or access point.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Sinclair's most common wired Internet choices.

Looking specifically at the network technologies around Sinclair, there are essentially two options: cable (Spectrum, for example) and DSL (think Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).

The Internet access stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on public government data and privatized data we source from telecoms or through private third parties. Statistics about speed data comes primarily from M-Labs. [1] Our market research team has hand-validated package pricing and service data for 144 Internet plans and bundles for Sinclair as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Sinclair, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sinclair, Maine

  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.7% Availability in Sinclair - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 40.7% Availability in Sinclair - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sinclair - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sinclair - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sinclair

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Sinclair is the 250th most connected city in Maine ahead of Madawaska, Washburn, Fort Kent, and Van Buren, but behind Caribou.

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

Approximately 900 people in Aroostook 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 41% of Sinclair 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.

In Aroostook County, approximately 7,000 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 Around Sinclair

Data from our market research team shows that popular ISPs in the area currently use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since customers see caps as a tactic to limit "cord cutting", while providers explain caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sinclair

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Pioneer Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 0.768 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.7%+ 80 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 40.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 41.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 41.8%+ 940 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 5.1%+ -- Mbps

Compare Sinclair to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sinclair 17.5 Mbps 5 $0.95 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +397.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +101.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +98.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +109.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +110.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )