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Internet providers in Caribou, ME

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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable97%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 25 MbpsDSL92%
Pioneer Wireless, Inc. - -DSL34%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -DSL17%
Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph - -Fiber-optic1.277%
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Caribou internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Caribou 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 Caribou area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Caribou residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.990% of those living in Caribou.

There are seven internet providers serving the Caribou area, and 91.44% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Caribou's seven internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Caribou

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Caribou residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 92% of the area. Caribou’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Caribou residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Caribou covering 97% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Caribou 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 Caribou, $43.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Caribou, $1.35.

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 Caribou. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Caribou's providers, 50 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

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

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Caribou 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 Caribou, $43.33.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Caribou, $1.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Caribou. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Caribou'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 Caribou covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Caribou 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 Caribou, $43.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Caribou, $1.35.

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 Caribou. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Caribou's providers, 50 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Pioneer Wireless, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Caribou with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.715% of households in Caribou. The next fastest internet provider in Caribou is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Caribou with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Caribou, $43.33.

Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Caribou, covering 1.277% of the city. Pioneer Wireless, Inc. also offers fiber internet in Caribou and is available to 0.715% of households.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.