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Internet Providers in Vinalhaven, Maine
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Internet Access in Vinalhaven, Maine
There are 2.61 broadband providers per census block in Vinalhaven. This means that the majority of houses in the area have a minimum of 2-3 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. Trailrunner LLC is another alternative wireless service for 59 percent of Vinalhaven. Keep in mind fixed wireless needs roof access and proximity to a Trailrunner LLC tower or access point.
Viasat Internet 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 2022
11.2% of consumers in Vinalhaven100 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 Vinalhaven, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||98.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||97.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||97.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Vinalhaven
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 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.
Compare Vinalhaven to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Vinalhaven||23.4 Mbps||8||$0.81 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +522.2 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +137.9 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +157.5 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +163.2 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +155.7 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|