Residential and Business Services

Gigabit Main Street - Ultra-High Speed Internet Access to Homes and Businesses in Maine

Since the Internet first became available to consumers and businesses in the early nineties, the telecommunications and cable TV industries have adapted networks built for other purposes to Internet access to meet consumer demand - first with Dial-UP, and later with broadband cable modem and DSL services. These services provide limited bandwidth, especially for uploading files to the Internet, and will very soon be inadequate for most homes and businesses.

It's time for a purpose built ultra-high-speed broadband network

The US has fallen from first to 25th in broadband technology because other countries have used public money to build new all fiber networks specifically to deliver Internet access to homes and businesses.

A few domestic companies have built fiber to the premise for businesses or even fiber to the home networks. Many of the companies operating these networks offer only modest improvement over existing broadband services. The technology exists to deliver much higher bandwidth over those fiber to the home networks, and the costs are not that much greater.


Gigabit Internet Plans and Pricing

Our Gigabit Fiber to the Home connection is approximately 100 times faster than typical broadband connections. Now available in Rockport - Coming soon to South Portland!

Gigabit Home - $69.95 per month, $300 Installation

  • One gigabit per second Internet access for home use.1
  • Five (5) Email addresses/mailboxes.
  • Free Installation if You Sign up in 2014!

Call toll free: 1-866-490-0100 to get connected!


1Single household home use only. Connection sharing, web hosting and business use prohibited.

Now Taking Advance Orders for Residential Gigabit Fiber to the Home in South Portland, Maine

Working in partnership with the City of South Portland. GWI has constructed a gigabit per second fiber to the home network in South Portland, Maine. If you are a resident of the Knightville area or live on Ocean St or Highland Ave and would like be one of the first in your neighborhood to get Internet service that is 100 times faster than today's broadband - sign up in advance and be assured of free installation when the network goes online this winter.

Below is a map detailing current availability.

The South Portland, Maine Gigabit fiber network. Red = Residential and Business, Blue = Business Only.

Sign Up Now for Residential Gigabit to the Home Service in Rockport, Maine

Working in partnership with the town of Rockport, Maine Media College, and the Maine Schools and Libraries Network, GWI has constructed a gigabit per second fiber to the home network in Rockport, Maine. If you live on Main St., Central St. or Camden St. in Rockport and would like to be one of the first in Maine to test out Internet service that is 100 times faster than today's broadband - take advantage of this opportunity to try it FREE for 30 days.

Below is a map detailing current availability.

The Rockport, Maine Gigabit fiber network. Red = Residential and Business, Blue = Business Only.

Coming soon to additional communities in Maine

GWI is currently in discussions with a number of Maine cities and towns to fund and construct gigabit per second fiber networks through public-private partnerships. For the most part, these discussions are preliminary and confidential. To be alerted when gigabit service comes to your community, just fill out the form at the top right of this web page.

What about Old Town and Orono?

The Gigabit Main St project planned for Old Town and Orono and announced in 2012 was to be built entriely with private funds. Unfortunately, GWI's outside funding for the project fell through when we were well along in the process of planning constructing the network. We are continuing to look for outside funding to get the project built and plan to resume construction when funding is obtained.


Business Services via Gigabit Main Street

Communications are a vital part of your company's competitive advantage. Ultra-high speed Internet connectivity via the Gigabit Main Street Network offers your small to mid size business high-end features and reliability that only large enterprises could command in the past, including:

  • Symmetrical connections of up to 10gb/sec.
  • Low latency and jitter for crystal clear HD video and voice connections.
  • Dedicated fiber for each customer for enhanced, connection speed, reliability and security.
  • Enhanced reliability features including fully redundant connections. Full route maps available to insure route diversity.

Carrier Services via Gigabit Main Street

GWI believes competition is good for everyone, and we will be offering full, open access to the Gigabit Main Street network including wholesale LIT services and dark fiber. For more information about GWI carrier services, call us at 866-494-2020.

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Business Customers Include:
  • Bowdoin Medical Group
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bill Dodge Auto Group
  • University of Maine
  • Synernet, Inc.
  • Colby College
  • Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer, & Nelson
  • James W. Sewall Co.
* Partial list of GWI partners. Contact GWI for references for your specific product.