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Internet providers in Bangor, ME

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Bangor, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL98%
Cornerstone Communications $39.95 -DSL92%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic38%
Great Works Internet - -DSL36%
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Bangor internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bangor is comparable to the rest of Maine - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bangor area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bangor residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.600% of those living in Bangor.

There are 11 internet providers serving the Bangor area, and 98.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bangor's 11 internet providers, prices start at $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 10,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bangor

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 103 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 52 Mbps 30 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Bangor

The largest internet providers in Bangor are Spectrum, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, and Cornerstone Communications bringing cable and DSL options to Bangor.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Bangor residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 98% of the area. Bangor’s third most-available internet provider, Cornerstone Communications, offers DSL to around 92% of Bangor residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Bangor covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bangor residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bangor, $52.46.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bangor, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bangor. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bangor's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

10,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to nearly all households in Bangor covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in Bangor to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $39.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bangor, $52.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Bangor. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bangor's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Cornerstone Communications DSL internet

Provider

Cornerstone Communications

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Cornerstone Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Bangor covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Cornerstone Communications uses telephone lines in Bangor to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Cornerstone Communications start at $39.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bangor, $52.46.

Cornerstone Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bangor, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cornerstone Communications offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Bangor. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bangor's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bangor, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bangor, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bangor and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bangor at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bangor at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bangor residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Bangor may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Bangor cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont is the fastest internet provider in Bangor with download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Bangor. The next fastest internet provider in Bangor is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in Bangor with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bangor, $52.46.

Oxford County Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bangor, covering 38% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.