Available on Long Lake
One comprehensive plan*
* Plan details are subject to change
Speeds up to 200×20 Mbps
Best For:Web Surfing
Working from Home
“As a small business owner in the Katahdin Region that depends on reliable internet, Outer Reach Broadband has proved to be an effective and economical choice. Five Stars for their Customer Service.
Recently I had some electrical work done at my shop and needed to cut the power to my router. Within minutes, an ORB representative was calling me to check and see if there was an issue with my service.
They’re linked in, assessing service functionality to minimize disruptions. I’ve been impressed since I subscribed. Finally, broadband at a reasonable price in the Katahdin Region! Well done Outer Reach Broadband!”
– Paul S.
“I have been searching for a good internet provider for quite some time now. My needs require a fast reliable internet connection as I am a physician and frequently have to download MRI, CT US and alike. I have tried DSL but the phone lines are old and staticky, Hugh’s net is expensive and very weather dependent and the state doesn’t really care about rural areas. They say one thing and do nothing. They as well as the towns of Bridgton, Naples and Harrison have analysis paralysis. In short I signed up with outer reach broadband. I live at the Naples Harrison line. I signed up as a beta client and I am pleased to say the service is fast, reliable and very reasonably priced. I would strongly recommend this organization if available in your area.”
– Bill P.
“The internet service just came out of the beta testing stage so any problems have been corrected per my understanding. 12 of my neighbors have the internet service up and running and they are very, very happy with the service. I am in the process of getting my service installed. It sure beats Fairpoint or Hughes Satellite Internet, which are sooooo slow. Like all internet services, there will be drops in service for a minute or two here or there. So let’s not get bent out of shape. Outer Reach is a god send compared what we have had in the past! My phone call requesting service installation was returned by the President of the Outer Reach, Tom Kirby. So, how about that for service!”
– William B.
“I am very pleased with this internet company. The crew was very informative on what I am now getting for speeds, and were able to install the equipment pretty quickly. As soon as I got online I was amazed at how much faster this service was. I would highly recommend this company.”
– Christine J.
Try our free tool to see how much bandwidth your home needs, so you don’t pay for more than you need.
How much speed do you need?
This bandwidth calculator can help you best assess the bandwidth your family needs to maintain peace and connectivity in your home. Get started by answering a few questions, we promise these are easy questions and there will NOT be a test at the end.
Outer Reach in the Community
Outer Reach Broadband, a Maine-based internet service provider, announced today the launch of its service in the town of Skowhegan, providing a local and far less expensive alternative to the incumbent cable and telephone companies. Utilizing Tarana Wireless’s next-generation fixed wireless access (ngFWA) technology, the Gigabit 1 (G1) wireless broadband solution, Outer Reach is now able to provide over 3,000 Skowhegan homes with reliable, high-speed internet service. Monthly internet packages start at just $44.99.
Experience the vibrant Skowhegan farmers market as Outer Reach Broadband showcases the connection between community and cutting-edge technology in their exciting new commercial. Stay tuned for the end of July to catch a glimpse of how this innovative service brings seamless connectivity to homes and businesses, empowering communities to thrive in the digital age.
Discover the Skowhegan farmers market, open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, offering a delightful array of fresh produce, artisan crafts, and a welcoming community atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the local flavors and crafts while connecting with the community at this bustling market. Check out the vendors for the 2023 season, linked below.
In an effort to bring valuable resources to our local business owners, we have sponsored a free digital literacy class series. Our second class covers how to set up, manage and optimize your Facebook Business Page. We also provide a quick walk-through on the professional dashboard and the meta business suite. Click the button below to check out the video. On the video page, you’ll also have access to our other free classes like how to set-up and manage your Google my Business profile.
In an effort to bring valuable resources to our local business owners, we have sponsored a free digital literacy class series. Our third class covers advanced features you can use for your Facebook Business Page. We also provide a free Access Guide to help you navigate the professional dashboard and the meta business suite. Click the button below to check out the video.
Where Internet Service Meets Customer Service
We are always available to help you over the phone. You can also check out our customer support page for additional resources.
Interested in learning what the process looks like for new Outer Reach customers? Check out our Customer Experience page for a step-by-step guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our support team will initially contact you ahead of time and schedule an installation appointment at a mutually convenient time. Depending on the service, fiber to the home or fixed wireless, installations typically take 2-3 hours. It is important to note that we will require an adult who can make decisions about the installation and authorize any work that may occur to be present for the installation.
For fiber you should expect a two part installation process. First a technician will need to install a drop cable to the side of your home from the closest utility pole. This will typically follow the same path as the power line which feeds your home. The cable will be managed similar to your other utility lines and will be housed in a small enclosure box on the outside of your home. This first stage can be installed without anyone present unless you prefer to be home during this part.
The second stage will require an adult who can accept our service contract to be home. In this stage we will extend the connection inside your home. In some cases we can repurpose an existing point of entry to manage the cable into a device so you can hardwire or connect all of your devices to wirelessly.
For fixed wireless service, upon arrival our technicians will begin surveying your property to discover the best and most reliable options for securing the wireless signal. Since our technology does not require a clear line of sight to the signal’s point of origin, in most cases we will be able to present you with multiple mount options for our small 10″ square outdoor unit. Once the final location has been determined, our technician will review the scope of work and options with you including the installation of a wire path between the outdoor unit and an indoor unit that we will either hardwire or connect your devices to wirelessly. Once agreed upon the technician will install the necessary hardware and get your family connected.
Check our availability to see if we service your area.
For more details on the installation process, view our Customer Experience page.
All of our networks operate with fiber which is the most efficient and effective way to transfer data. In some areas we offer a fiber to the home product which connects your home directly to the fiber hanging from the telephone poles on your street. This will always be the most effective way to deliver the highest speeds.
Our fixed wireless networks also rely on fiber to provide the essential connection for our radios and antennas which we place on towers to serve your home. While fixed wireless will also provide reliable connectivity and higher speeds than many other technologies, particularly DSL, which tend to be reliant on vast and antiquated infrastructure.
In the end, both delivery methods are state-of-the-art and will provide you with safe, reliable and fast connectivity.
Our servers are state-of-the-art and they are monitored 24/7 by trained professionals. We firmly believe in investing in the most reliable people and technology to ensure reliable and safe internet connectivity.
A critical part of our job is to be continually updating and modernizing our equipment and software to make sure we are on the forefront with security protocols. Furthermore, our fixed wireless connections require strict encryption software so we can provide you a secure and reliable connection.
While it is incumbent upon us as your trusted internet provider to ensure the safety and security of your connection you must also practice safe browsing and data transfer habits. We strongly encourage you to stay away from suspicious sites and to not open unknown or suspicious attachments as those both could have negative effects on both your system/hardware and ours as well.
Outer Reach connects to the internet through a high-speed fiber connection distributed via wired and wireless connections to our networks across Maine. A small radio antenna is installed onto the eave of your home for you to receive the internet connection from the Outer Reach network. This wireless transmitter/receiver creates a secure connection with one of our wireless towers. It captures an encrypted radio frequency, which then runs through your home using a fiber-optic cable, bringing internet to your location.
To learn more visit our Bridging the Digital Divide page.
Like you we are also customers of internet service providers (ISPs) in our homes and offices. Over the years we have found two trends from these ISPs: (1) they rarely produce the upload and download speeds that are advertised and (2) we are frequently told that we need higher speeds than we can actually use. Part of our goal at Outer Reach is to help educate the public on what internet speeds people actually need to live and perform their day-to-day routine from virtual school and working at home to streaming content.
We feel that ISPs have made gaining internet access more imposing and complicated than it must be. Our promise to you is to be upfront about the speeds we can deliver to your home and then deliver those speeds on a constant basis. You will notice that we do not offer lots of different speed and service tiers. This is because we want to provide all our customer, whether served by fiber to the home or fixed wireless connections, the highest throughput possible.