Internet providers in South Portland, ME

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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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Top high-speed internet providers in South Portland

The largest internet providers in South Portland are Spectrum, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing cable 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. South Portland’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of South Portland residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

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, $53.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Portland, $2.13.

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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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in South Portland, $53.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Portland, $2.13.

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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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in South Portland covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in South Portland, $53.33.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Portland, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. 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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South Portland, ME internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - -DSL93%
Biddeford Internet Corporation - -DSL46%
Oxford Telephone and Telegraph - -Fiber-optic15%
Oxford Telephone and Telegraph - -DSL0.688%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in South Portland with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in South Portland, $53.33.

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

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.