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Internet Providers in Ashland, Maine
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Internet Access in Ashland, Maine
Broadband competition is above-average in Ashland in comparison with other parts of Maine, with are 4.25 providers per census block, on average. Ashland ranks 266th on the "most connected city" charts. (As measured by number of providers servicing each address) Only 18.98 percent of the area have one or fewer options for Internet.
As is expected with a city of Ashland's relatively low density of broadband service competitiveness, the average download speeds in Ashland fall below the state average. The current average speed in Ashland over the past twelve months is 154.54 Mbps.
The packages shown above are manually collected through our research team.
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) as well as Pioneer Broadband also offer coverage in Ashland, often competing for the same customers.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall. They have Internet coverage for practically one hundred percent of Ashland residents. HughesNet is available to near one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 megabits per second will be sufficient to stream lower-quality videos on WiFi. However, it may become an issue when multiple users try to access modern apps such as Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. You can explore our availability map below to compare Internet options on a granular level.
Internet Statistics 2021
19.0% of consumers in Ashland300 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 Ashland, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|GWI||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||27.2%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||99.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Pioneer Broadband||24 Mbps||DSL||5m 41s||72.5%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ashland||154.5 Mbps||10||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +379.9 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -5.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +6.1 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +15 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +7.6 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|