Internet providers in Belfast, ME

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Belfast, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable98%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 50 MbpsDSL95%
Great Works Internet - -DSL38%
LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS $69.95 50 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic31%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -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 $23.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Belfast

The largest internet providers in Belfast are Spectrum, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, and LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic 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 Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 95% of the area. Belfast’s third most-available internet provider, LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, offers fiber-optic to around 31% 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, $46.37.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Belfast, $1.10.

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, 34 Mbps.

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Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to nearly all households in Belfast covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 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 Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $46.37.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.46 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Belfast, $1.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 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, 34 Mbps.

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LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS fiber-optic internet

Provider

LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

31%

Fiber-optic from LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS offers broadband to some, but not many households in Belfast covering 31% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Belfast than other internet types.

Internet prices for LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS start at $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $46.37.

LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Belfast, $1.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, LINCOLNVILLE COMMUNICATIONS offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Belfast. These download speeds are available to 31% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Belfast's providers, 34 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Belfast and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Belfast at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Belfast at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Belfast 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 Belfast may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Belfast cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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 Company, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 8.961% of the area.

UNITEL offers the cheapest internet in Belfast with plans starting at $23.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Belfast, $46.37.

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

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%.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.