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Internet providers in Ellsworth, ME

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Ellsworth, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable82%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL96%
Great Works Internet - -DSL30%
Otelco $59.95 -DSL12%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic6.179%
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Ellsworth internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Ellsworth residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 82% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Ellsworth.

There are 10 internet providers serving the Ellsworth area, and 81.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ellsworth's 10 internet providers, prices start at $44.95 and available download speeds reach up to 10,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Ellsworth

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 93 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 16 Mbps 26 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 7 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Ellsworth

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most Ellsworth residents, covering 82% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 96% of the area. Ellsworth’s third most-available internet provider, Otelco, offers DSL to around 12% of Ellsworth 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

82%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Ellsworth covering 82% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth, $54.25.

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 Ellsworth, $0.64.

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 Ellsworth. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ellsworth's providers, 31 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

96%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to nearly all households in Ellsworth covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth, $54.25.

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 Ellsworth. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ellsworth's providers, 31 Mbps.

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Otelco DSL internet

Provider

Otelco

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

12%

DSL from Otelco offers broadband to a limited number of households in Ellsworth covering 12% of the area.

DSL internet from Otelco uses telephone lines in Ellsworth 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 Otelco start at $59.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Ellsworth, $54.25.

Otelco customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ellsworth, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Otelco offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Ellsworth. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Ellsworth's providers, 31 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Ellsworth and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ellsworth at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ellsworth at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont is the fastest internet provider in Ellsworth with download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Ellsworth. The next fastest internet provider in Ellsworth is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 82% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in Ellsworth with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ellsworth, $54.25.

Oxford County Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ellsworth, covering 6.179% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

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.