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Internet providers in Houlton, ME

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Houlton, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL99%
Pioneer Broadband $59.95 24 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic95%
Pioneer Broadband $59.95 24 - 24 MbpsDSL46%
Great Works Internet - -DSL23%
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Houlton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Houlton 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 Houlton area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Houlton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 95% of those living in Houlton.

There are seven internet providers serving the Houlton area, and 98.94% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Houlton's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Houlton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 30 Mbps 6 Mbps DSL
Pioneer Broadband 74 Mbps 51 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 82 Mbps 8 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Houlton

The largest internet providers in Houlton are Spectrum, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, and Pioneer Broadband bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Houlton.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Houlton residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 99% of the area. Houlton’s third most-available internet provider, Pioneer Broadband, offers fiber-optic to around 95% of Houlton 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

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Houlton, $55.97.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 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 Houlton, $0.58.

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 Houlton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Houlton's providers, 289 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

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to all households in Houlton covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in Houlton 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 Houlton, $55.97.

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 Houlton. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Houlton's providers, 289 Mbps.

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Pioneer Broadband fiber-optic internet

Provider

Pioneer Broadband

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from Pioneer Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Houlton covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Pioneer Broadband start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Houlton, $55.97.

Pioneer Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houlton, $0.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Pioneer Broadband offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Houlton. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houlton's providers, 289 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Houlton and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Houlton at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Houlton at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Houlton residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Pioneer Broadband is the fastest internet provider in Houlton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Houlton. The next fastest internet provider in Houlton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in Houlton with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Houlton, $55.97.

Pioneer Broadband is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Houlton, covering 95% of the city. Oxford County Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in Houlton and is available to 2.424% of households.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.