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Internet providers in Portland, ME

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Portland, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL97%
Great Works Internet - -DSL49%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic18%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -DSL3.097%
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Portland internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portland 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 Portland area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Portland residents. Cable 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 19% of those living in Portland.

There are eight internet providers serving the Portland area, and 98.12% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portland's eight internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 105 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Portland

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 104 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 31 Mbps 25 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Portland

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Portland residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 97% of the area. Portland’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Portland 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

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Portland covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Portland 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 Portland, $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 Portland, $0.46.

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 Portland. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 40 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

97%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to nearly all households in Portland covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in Portland 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 Portland, $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 Portland. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 40 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Portland covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Portland 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Portland, $55.97.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portland, $0.46.

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 Portland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Portland's providers, 40 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Great Works Internet is the fastest internet provider in Portland with download speeds up to 105 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.092% of households in Portland. The next fastest internet provider in Portland is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

Oxford County Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Portland, covering 18% of the city. Great Works Internet also offers fiber internet in Portland and is available to 0.092% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.