Internet Providers in Athens, Maine

Most Popular Internet Providers in Athens, Maine:

Showing 1 to 4 Providers

  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 912-2812

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 902-3107

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. TDS
    99.4% Available
    99.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    15 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (855) 220-2592

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Includes equipment one-time handling fee and free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $29.95 - $67.95
  • 4. 4. Trailrunner LLC
    89.8% Available
    89.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (207) 761-4286

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 898-5296

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Fusion
    99.1% Available
    99.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (833) 532-0781

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    99.1% Available
    99.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 922-0204

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. U.S. Cellular
    60.6% Available
    60.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (888) 944-9400

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $70 - $155

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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

1,000 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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Athens

Athens Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Athens is the 387th most connected city in Maine ahead of Bingham, but behind Skowhegan, Canaan, Hartland, and Saint Albans.

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

Approximately 500 people in Somerset 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.

In Somerset County, approximately 4,000 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 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.