Internet Providers in Monson, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Monson, ME
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.13

Internet Access in Monson, Maine

Information on this page is calculated from biannual FCC provider territory reporting. Our data also includes direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to further validate and enhance that data on a census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data is aggregated manually by our market research team. We have analyzed and verified 129 broadband plans in and near Monson since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 22 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is an second choice to the primary providers, serving Monson with 97 percent local availability and a maximum download speed of 80 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet access for residents of Monson. For example, fixed wireless providers such as Trailrunner LLC are able to achieve 25 Mbps or more using wireless links.

Taking a look at network tech offered the area, we see that the most prevalent hardwired Internet technology types are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (97.95 percent coverage). DSL service is delivered over twisted copper telephone wires, and comes from corporations like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) that own copper phone wires. DSL is outperformed by all other major broadband options.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider in Monson. close to one hundred percent of Monson census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, serving virtually one hundred percent of Monson with predominantly Satellite Internet service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet in Monson is 25 Mbps.

For more info, click to initialize the map below and use the zoom/pan tools to explore. Averaged over all of Monson, the average amount of market availability is 1.83 companies per census block. This low amount of competition leaves 37.87% of consumers with inadequate broadband coverage, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Monson, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Premium Choice Broadband 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Premium Choice Broadband 20 Mbps Cable 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Monson, Maine

  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.0% Availability in Monson - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Premium Choice Broadband - Fiber - 62.1% Availability in Monson - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Premium Choice Broadband - Cable - 1.9% Availability in Monson - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Monson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Monson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Monson

Monson Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Monson is the 404th most connected city in Maine ahead of Bingham, but behind Dexter, Dover Foxcroft, 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 300 people in Piscataquis 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: 62% of people living in Monson 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 62% of Monson 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 Piscataquis County, approximately 3,000 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 Caps in Monson

Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in Monson currently place some sort of limit on data use for their home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because consumers see caps as a strategy to stop "cord cutting", while providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Monson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Trailrunner LLC Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.0%+ 80 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 21.5%+ 10 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Fiber 62.1%+ 200 Mbps
Premium Choice Broadband Cable 1.9%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Monson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Monson 21.9 Mbps 7 $2.45 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +393.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +105.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +105.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )