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Internet Providers in Athens, Maine
Residential Internet Statistics for Athens, ME
|Fastest Speed Available:||100 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$29.95|
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Internet Access in Athens, Maine
Athens has 4 residential Internet Service Providers, or 9 if you include business and mobile. Consumers have access to 3 choices for wired broadband, namely DSL service.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
DSL has widespread availability in comparison with other Internet services within Athens because pretty much all houses are connected to telephone lines — therefore, seeing as most buildings are already wired with phone service, it's no suprise that Athens would have 99.33 percent DSL coverage.
The plans shown on this page are manually collected through our research team.
In summary, broadband competition is extremely poor in Athens. This is illustrated in the map below, which illustrates the number of providers serving a given block or neighborhood.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Athens1,000 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 Athens, Maine
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||99.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 Video Streaming in Athens
Data from our research team suggests that common providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since customers see caps as a tactic to stop video streaming, while providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Athens to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Athens||9.2 Mbps||4||$0.97 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +525.2 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +139.6 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +151.4 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +160.3 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +152.9 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Athens
Poor service very spotty service
We pay for 5 Mbps and consistently get 1.5 or less when the DSL works. We have no other options in our area other than satellite which has an unrealistic data cap. When we talk with TDS about our issue its always the same answer... too many users not enough bandwidth. In my humble opinion, a company shouldn't sell a product they can't deliver. I have been told I can always move up to a faster plan however I'm told that I won't receive any improvement in my actual speed unless I use the internet when the rest of my community is not using their connection... i.e. 2 am. We have had this service for 15 years with always a promise of faster speeds and no delivery of faster speeds.