Internet Providers in Abbot, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Abbot, ME
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.17

Internet Access in Abbot, Maine

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Abbot. HughesNet is also commonly available.

In terms of network technologies being used around the area, the most frequently available hardwired Internet connection options are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (95.85 percent coverage). Telephone companies are the main source for DSL service, because DSL transmits digital information over telephone wires. DSL is outperformed by all major wired Internet technologies except dial-up.

The Internet access information on this page comes from FCC reports, and is validated using privatized databases to provide more useful resources than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated through our data analysis experts, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year.

29.55 percent of households (200 residents total) have only one choice for home broadband.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another option to consider. They have coverage in 95 percent of Abbot. Fixed wireless providers such as Trailrunner LLC are worth considering. However, the incumbent wired providers usually offer a better deal so far as performance and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Abbot, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Premium Choice Broadband 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Premium Choice Broadband 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Abbot, Maine

  • Consolidated - DSL - 95.9% Availability in Abbot - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Premium Choice Broadband - Fiber - 62.4% Availability in Abbot - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Premium Choice Broadband - DSL - 25.3% Availability in Abbot - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Abbot - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Abbot - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Abbot

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Abbot is the 421st most connected city in Maine behind Corinna, Dexter, Dover Foxcroft, Saint Albans, and Guilford.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 300 people in Piscataquis County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 62% of people living in Abbot have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 70% of Abbot residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Piscataquis County, approximately 3,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Abbot

Data collected by our research team shows that some of the popular ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming for their home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a strategy to limit video streaming, while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Abbot

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Trailrunner LLC Fixed Wireless 96.6%+ 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 95.9%+ 100 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Fiber 62.4%+ 200 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband DSL 25.3%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Abbot to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Abbot 21.3 Mbps 6 $2.45 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +394.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )