Internet providers in
Portland, ME

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

 
1. Xfinity
Available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. New Edge Networks
Available in Portland
5. One Communications
Available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
6. GWI
Available in Portland
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Axiom Technologies
Available in Portland
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
8. FairPoint Communications
Available in Portland
9. Networkmaine
Available in Portland
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Xfinity
Available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in Portland
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Portland
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. New Edge Networks
Available in Portland
5. One Communications
Available in Portland
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
6. GWI
Available in Portland
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Axiom Technologies
Available in Portland
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
8. FairPoint Communications
Available in Portland
9. Level 3 Communications
Available in Portland
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Networkmaine
Available in Portland
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Portland
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Portland?

Portland Residential Internet Coverage

In the coastal city of Portland, residents and businesses can choose the internet service plan that fits their budget and speed needs. This is due to the huge variety of ISPs that have Portland networks.

Cable service is accessible in all of Portland through Time Warner Spectrum. The service area expands well beyond the city limits, providing options to those in nearby suburban and rural areas. Covered neighborhoods include Riverton, Deering Junction, Rosemont, and Woodfords.

Networkmaine is also fairly established in Portland. This ISP brings coverage to communities as far north as Auburn, as far south as Stroudwater, as far west as Nason's Corner, and as far east as Peak's Island.

Both Axiom Technologies and FairPoint Communications have networks that extend beyond Portland's borders. Both providers have a network that serves all of Portland and expands to communities in the north, west, and south. One Communications boasts a similar network.

One of the most widespread networks in Portland is GWI. The coverage area of GWI reaches areas like downtown, Munjoy Hill, and Oakdale.

A handful of Portland neighborhoods enjoy reliable service through New Edge Networks. This ISP serves the neighborhoods of East End and Munjoy in the south.

Internet Provider types in Portland


Cable

98%
Coverage

DSL

100%
Coverage

Fiber

1%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Portland,ME


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
98%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
98%
Portland
79%
USA

Summary of Portland Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
XfinityCable50 Mbps3.5/5
SpectrumCable50 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
New Edge NetworksDSL2 MbpsN/A
One CommunicationsDSL & Other Copper Wireline3 MbpsN/A
GWIDSL10 MbpsN/A
Axiom TechnologiesDSL10 MbpsN/A
FairPoint CommunicationsDSL10 Mbps2.0/5
NetworkmaineFiber1000 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Portland

Spectrum

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Steven Shink|2017-04-22

Have not seen any increase in service just continual price increases. Speed varies on internet connection so much so some days that it is useless to even try to get anything done. Currently shopping for another option but market is limited here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 34 No 2

Spectrum

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Ian Wallin|2016-08-09

They blame our router/modem for our slow internet. The price keeps going up for our slow service. They know they have no one to compete against so customer service doesn't matter.

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Spectrum

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Service:
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Maddie P|2015-09-10

The folks at the other end of the Time Warner Cable support line provide varying levels of customer service. Some are excellent and some are demoralizing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7 No 2
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