Best Southwest Harbor Internet Service Providers
Southwest Harbor, ME has a total of 4 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 4 internet service options in Southwest Harbor. 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 Southwest Harbor is Spectrum. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Consolidated||DSL||80 Mbps||20 Mbps||98.6%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Southwest Harbor ME Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Southwest Harbor have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Southwest Harbor are compared to Hancock County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Maine overall?
Average download speeds in Southwest Harbor of 11.2 Mbps are slower than the Hancock County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Maine.
Southwest Harbor Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Southwest Harbor is 11.2 Mbps based upon 696 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Southwest Harbor population
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Southwest Harbor residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Southwest Harbor, ME providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Southwest Harbor is 18.2% slower than the Hancock County average and 65.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 78.9% of Hancock County residents
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 Southwest Harbor 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Southwest Harbor, Maine.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Southwest Harbor, Maine?
The following zip codes were used: 04660, 04662 and 04679
How do the internet speeds in Southwest Harbor compare to other cities in Maine?
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Southwest Harbor, ME residents.
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 is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
Who has the fastest internet service in Southwest Harbor?
Spectrum with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Southwest Harbor.
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Southwest Harbor, Maine population.
Southwest Harbor 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.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app