Best Houlton Internet Service Providers

Houlton, ME has a total of 5 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 5 internet service options in Houlton. 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 Houlton is Pioneer Wireless. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Pioneer WirelessFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps96.4%
2SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps100.0%
3ConsolidatedDSL80 Mbps20 Mbps98.7%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Houlton ME Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Houlton of 11.35 Mbps are faster than the Aroostook County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Maine.

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Houlton Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Houlton residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Houlton, ME providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Houlton is 68.8% faster than the average in Maine and 5.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 56.0% of the Aroostook County population

  • The average internet download speed in Houlton is 30.7 Mbps based upon 11264 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Houlton population

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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 Houlton 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 Pioneer Wireless as the top provider for Houlton, Maine.

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

Click through to see how the Houlton broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Ashland, Auburn, Caribou, Mars Hill, Old Town, Sanford, Waterville

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 Houlton, Maine?

The following zip codes were used: 4730

Who has the fastest internet service in Houlton?

Pioneer Wireless with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Houlton.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

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




Houlton 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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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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