Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Portland-South Portland – Population 535,420
Bangor – Population 151,096
Augusta-Waterville – Population 122,083
The largest metro area in Maine is Portland-South Portland with a population of 535,420.00. This is followed by the Bangor metro area, with a population of 151,096.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
(Select all that apply)
96% get DSL
90% get Cable
6% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
Through the Maine State Planning Office, the state will convene a broadband capacity building task force and manage the creation and implementation of a statewide plan to address broadband challenges. The state will integrate the broadband capacity building activities into existing state initiatives, including the state’s existing Quality of Place, Mobilize Maine, and Health Information Technology projects.
ME Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.