Internet Providers in West Enfield, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for West Enfield, ME
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 16
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $74.33

Internet Access in West Enfield, Maine

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in West Enfield. HughesNet is also widely available.

In terms of network technologies in use around the West Enfield area, the most widespread physical wire Internet connection options are Cable (95.68 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). Cable connections are marketed by traditional cable TV providers, who use their already-built coaxial cable TV networks. West Enfield subscribers to cable service providers like Spectrum usually pick cable because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)

The majority of West Enfield households have 2 wired broadband service providers available (2.89 per census block specifically). 3.41% of West Enfield residents — 67 people — have one or fewer options for their Internet service provider. Regardless of other services with local coverage, including LTE, DSL and cable broadband generally offer the best price and data policies for home use.

The information listed here comes via FCC filings. Data is validated through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more useful results than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year. There are a total of 248 plans in West Enfield since 2014, with 32 Internet or bundled deals currently active.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, OTELCO is another option to consider. They have Internet in 97 percent of the West Enfield area. Wireless options like satellite and mobile are available locally, but the wired providers listed above almost always offer stronger pricing. As shown below, the vast majority of West Enfield residents can get service from wired Internet.

  • There are 14 internet providers in West Enfield with 9 of those offering residential service
  • West Enfield is the 21st most connected city in Maine ahead of Milford, Lincoln, Milo, and Greenbush, but behind Old Town.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In West Enfield, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
OTELCO 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
GWI 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
OTELCO 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Premium Choice Broadband 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in West Enfield, Maine

  • OTELCO - DSL - 97.3% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 95.7% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • OTELCO - Fiber - 50.5% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 6.3% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Premium Choice Broadband - Fiber - 4.8% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • GWI - Fiber - 4.2% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Enfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For West Enfield

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West Enfield is the 21st most connected city in Maine ahead of Milford, Lincoln, Milo, and Greenbush, but behind Old Town.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Penobscot 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: 50% of people living in West Enfield 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.

Approximately 97% of West Enfield 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 Penobscot County, approximately 8,000 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 West Enfield

Data from our market researchers suggests that some of the popular providers use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers insist that caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In West Enfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
OTELCO DSL 97.3%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 95.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
OTELCO Fiber 50.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Pioneer Wireless Fixed Wireless 25.3%+ 1.5 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 6.3%+ 20 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Fiber 4.8%+ 200 Mbps
GWI Fiber 4.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 95.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
OTELCO Fiber 82.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 18.7%+ -- Mbps
GWI Fiber 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare West Enfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
West Enfield 12.6 Mbps 9 $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +402.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +103.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +114.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +115 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )