Internet providers in Bar Harbor, ME

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Bar Harbor 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 Bar Harbor area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bar Harbor residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Bar Harbor, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Bar Harbor area, and 96.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bar Harbor's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Bar Harbor

The largest internet providers in Bar Harbor are Spectrum, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable and satellite options to Bar Harbor.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Bar Harbor residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Bar Harbor’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Bar Harbor residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bar Harbor 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 Bar Harbor, $53.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bar Harbor, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bar Harbor. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Bar Harbor's providers, 50 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Bar Harbor covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bar Harbor where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Bar Harbor, $53.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bar Harbor, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Bar Harbor. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bar Harbor's providers, 50 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Bar Harbor covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bar Harbor where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bar Harbor, $53.33.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bar Harbor, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Bar Harbor. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bar Harbor's providers, 50 Mbps.

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Bar Harbor, ME internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - -DSL97%
Biddeford Internet Corporation - -DSL40%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Bar Harbor with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Bar Harbor. The next fastest internet provider in Bar Harbor is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Bar Harbor with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bar Harbor, $53.33.

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%.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.