Internet Providers in Ashland, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ashland, ME
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53.82

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 111.33 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

300 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
GWI 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
GWI 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
Pioneer Broadband 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ashland, Maine

  • Consolidated - DSL - 99.3% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Pioneer Broadband - DSL - 72.5% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 68.6% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • GWI - DSL - 27.2% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • GWI - Fiber - 9.5% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ashland

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Ashland is the 266th most connected city in Maine ahead of Washburn and Fort Fairfield, but behind Presque Isle, Caribou, and Mapleton.

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

Approximately 900 people in Aroostook 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: 9% of people living in Ashland 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 81% of Ashland 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 Aroostook County, approximately 7,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ashland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Pioneer Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 0.768 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 99.3%+ 80 Mbps
Pioneer Broadband DSL 72.5%+ 24 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 68.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Aroostook Technologies Fixed Wireless 48.0%+ 50 Mbps
GWI DSL 27.2%+ 20 Mbps
GWI Fiber 9.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Pioneer Broadband DSL 44.1%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 24.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
GWI Fiber 2.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 2.1%+ -- Mbps

Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ashland 111.3 Mbps 9 $0.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +304.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +7.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +4.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +16.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +16.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )