Internet Providers in Vinalhaven, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Vinalhaven, ME
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.8

Internet Access in Vinalhaven, Maine

There are 2.02 broadband providers per census block in Vinalhaven. This means that the majority of houses in the area have a minimum of 2 choices for Internet service.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another common broadband option for Vinalhaven, offering mainly DSL service available to 98 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Vinalhaven's most widely available wired Internet choices.

Remember that since FCC availability data is only collected twice a year and only made public six months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.

So, looking at the big picture, Vinalhaven's Internet infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many Maine cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, with the problem being that most houses are limited to one provider for setting up either Internet service. This pattern has a logical cause. Internet providers used to be television and landline phone corporations. So, they can use existing networks on telephone poles to deliver their broadband Internet services.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Vinalhaven, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Vinalhaven, Maine

  • Consolidated - 98.4% Availability in Vinalhaven - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 90.5% Availability in Vinalhaven - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Vinalhaven - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Vinalhaven - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Vinalhaven

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Vinalhaven is the 220th most connected city in Maine ahead of Thomaston, but behind Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport, and Rockland.

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

Approximately 52 people in Knox 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 89% of Vinalhaven 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 Knox County, approximately 900 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 Around Vinalhaven

Data from our researchers shows that common ISPs currently use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Vinalhaven

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.4%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 90.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 13.7%+ 26 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 92.1%+ 940 Mbps
RedZone Wireless Fixed Wireless 11.3%+ 26 Mbps

Compare Vinalhaven to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Vinalhaven 9.6 Mbps 5 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +405.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +117.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )