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Internet providers in South Portland, ME

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South Portland, ME internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL93%
Great Works Internet - -DSL46%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic15%
Oxford County Telephone Company - -DSL0.688%
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South Portland internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in South 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 South Portland area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of South Portland residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in South Portland.

There are seven internet providers serving the South Portland area, and 94.71% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among South Portland's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in South Portland

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 89 Mbps 51 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 113 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in South Portland

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all South Portland residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, which covers 93% of the area. South Portland’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of South 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

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but South 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in South Portland, $54.98.

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 South Portland, $0.49.

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 South Portland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all South Portland's providers, 50 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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to nearly all households in South Portland covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in South 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 South Portland, $54.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in South Portland. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all South Portland's providers, 50 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 South Portland covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of South 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in South Portland, $54.98.

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 South Portland, $0.49.

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

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in South Portland with download speeds up 1,000 100* Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in South Portland. The next fastest internet provider in South Portland is Redzone Wireless , offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in South Portland with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in South Portland, $54.98.

Oxford County Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in South Portland, covering 15% of the city.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

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.