Best Farmington Internet Service Providers

Farmington, ME has a total of 6 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 6 internet service options in Farmington. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Farmington is Biddeford Internet. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Biddeford InternetFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps24.2%
2ConsolidatedDSL100 Mbps40 Mbps96.8%
3Bee LineCable125 Mbps8 Mbps89.7%
4Redzone Wirelesswireless25 Mbps3 Mbps52.7%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Farmington ME Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Farmington which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Farmington compare to Franklin County? The average speed in Farmington is 15.01 Mbps which is faster than Franklin County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Maine average of 18.19 Mbps.

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Farmington Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Farmington is 1.86 Mbps. This is 58.5% slower than the average in Maine and 84% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Farmington is 3.6% faster than the Franklin County average and 53.7% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Farmington is 1.86 Mbps. This is 21.5% slower than the Franklin County average and 84% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 70.1% of Franklin County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 5.3% of Franklin County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Franklin County is 14.49 Mbps based upon 85344 samples taken in the past year

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Farmington residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Biddeford Internet as the top provider for Farmington, Maine.

How do the internet speeds in Farmington compare to other cities in Maine?

Click through to see how the Farmington broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Auburn, Bowdoinham, Hartland, Newport, South Windham, Standish, Steep Falls

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Farmington, Maine?

The following zip codes were used: 04938, 04940 and 04992

Who has the fastest internet service in Farmington?

Biddeford Internet with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Farmington.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Farmington - Consolidated.




Farmington Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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