Internet Providers in Franklin, Maine

Most Popular Internet Providers in Franklin, Maine:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    75.4% Available
    75.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $152.97

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Wireless speeds may vary
    View Spectrum Details
    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes self-installation activation.
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    View Viasat Details
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    View HughesNet Details
    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • 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 required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile Home Internet
    10% Available
    10%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
    View T-Mobile Home Internet Details
    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Ultra Home Internet
    10% Available
    10%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
    View Ultra Home Internet Details
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 6. 6. Consolidated
    96.6% Available
    96.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $24.95 - $81.95

    Speeds up to:
    80 Mbps
    Download
    View Consolidated Details
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 6-80mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $24.95 - $81.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 7. 7. Trailrunner LLC
    45.8% Available
    45.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.95 - $59.95

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    View Trailrunner LLC Details
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $59.95 - $59.95
    • Contracts: None required
  • 8. 8. Premium Choice Broadband
    16.8% Available
    16.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $103.95 - $103.95

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    View Premium Choice Broadband Details
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-10mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $103.95 - $103.95
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    75.8% Available
    75.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $64.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Wireless speeds may vary
    View Spectrum Business Details
    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Franklin, Maine

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Franklin. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page is sourced via FCC reports. Coverage data is validated using privatized data sources to provide more detailed listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

The majority of Franklin households have 2-3 wired Internet options available. 26.83 percent of Franklin residents have one or fewer options for which provider to use. Regardless of other technologies available, DSL and cable Internet usually provide the best pricing for home use.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) provides a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer 96 percent local availability and a top speed of 80 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in Franklin. fixed wireless companies such as Trailrunner LLC are able to reach 25 Mbps using direct wireless links.

In summary, Franklin's broadband Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other Maine metro areas: strong coverage of cable and DSL, except that most houses are stuck with one provider for subscribing to either Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern results from the fact that most Internet providers are former cable television and landline phone corporations. So, they use pre-existing networks on telephone poles to deliver Internet service.

Internet Statistics 2022

500 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 Franklin, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 75.4%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s 96.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 10.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 10.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Franklin

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Franklin is the 218th most connected city in Maine ahead of Southwest Harbor, but behind Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, and Hancock.

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

Approximately 300 people in Hancock 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.

Approximately 73% of Franklin 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 Hancock 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 in Franklin

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the popular providers use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers insist they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Franklin to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Franklin 1.9 Mbps 8 $0.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +543.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +159.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.35 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +179 Mbps ) 19 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +184.7 Mbps ) 26 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +177.2 Mbps ) 10 ( +2 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )