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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 25 MbpsDSL98%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -DSL69%
OTELCO $29.95 5 - 10 MbpsDSL32%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -Fiber-optic15%
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Orono internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Orono 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 Orono area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Orono residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Orono.

There are eight internet providers serving the Orono area, and 98.21% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Orono's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Orono

The largest internet providers in Orono are Spectrum, Consolidated Communications, and OTELCO bringing cable and DSL options to Orono.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Orono residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 98% of the area. Orono’s third most-available internet provider, OTELCO, offers DSL to around 32% of Orono residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Orono 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 Orono, $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 Orono, $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 Orono. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Orono's providers, 37 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

98%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Orono covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Orono 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 Orono, $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 Orono, $1.89.

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 Orono. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Orono's providers, 37 Mbps.

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OTELCO DSL internet

Provider

OTELCO

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

32%

DSL from OTELCO offers broadband to some, but not many households in Orono covering 32% of the area.

DSL internet from OTELCO uses telephone lines in Orono 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 $29.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Orono, $41.66.

OTELCO customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.99 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Orono, $1.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, OTELCO offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Orono. These download speeds are available to 32% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Orono's providers, 37 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Orono with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Orono. The next fastest internet provider in Orono is Redzone Wireless, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 38% of the area.

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

Great Works Internet (GWI) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Orono, covering 15% of the city.

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.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.