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Internet providers in Belfast, ME

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Belfast, ME internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable98%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 50 MbpsDSL95%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -DSL38%
Lincolnville Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic31%
Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph - -Fiber-optic8.961%
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Belfast internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Belfast 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 Belfast area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Belfast residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 34% of those living in Belfast.

There are 12 internet providers serving the Belfast area, and 93.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Belfast's 12 internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Belfast

The largest internet providers in Belfast are Spectrum, Consolidated Communications, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Belfast.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Belfast residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 95% of the area. Belfast’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Belfast residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Belfast covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $41.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Belfast, $1.89.

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 Belfast. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Belfast's providers, 42 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Belfast covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Belfast 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 Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $41.66.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Belfast, $1.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Belfast. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Belfast's providers, 42 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 Belfast covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Belfast 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $41.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Belfast, $1.89.

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 Belfast. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Belfast's providers, 42 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Belfast with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Belfast. The next fastest internet provider in Belfast is Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 8.961% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Belfast with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $41.66.

Lincolnville Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Belfast, covering 31% of the city. Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph also offers fiber internet in Belfast and is available to 8.961% of households.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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%.

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.