Internet Providers in Caratunk, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Caratunk, ME
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 80 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $28.95

Internet Access in Caratunk, Maine

Caratunk currently has two widely available Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network offers speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage for practically one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet offers Satellite. They have availability for virtually one hundred percent of Caratunk.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Caratunk according to coverage area. They are available to 92 percent of the area.

Caratunk addresses that are able to get Internet at all are likely to pay a premium. The main reason is that areas with low Internet competition give providers no incentive to reduce prices.

DSL-based has widespread availability in comparison to other Internet technologies within Caratunk since virtually all houses are connected to telephone wires — the wire comes in from a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the phone jack to complete the connection for home Wifi.

The coverage stats on this page comes via FCC reporting. Internet providers in Caratunk are legally required to report coverage data biannually. By using direct relationships with ISPs, BroadbandNow is able to further verify this data with private data submitted by Internet providers directly. Our speed averages are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Caratunk.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Caratunk, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s 92.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Caratunk

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Caratunk is the 411th most connected city in Maine ahead of Bingham, but behind Kingfield, North Anson, Guilford, and Greenville.

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.