Internet Providers in Rockwood, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rockwood, ME
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $41.12

Internet Access in Rockwood, Maine

The average Rockwood household can get Internet service from 1.88 different companies.

Viasat Internet is the most commonly available choice for Rockwood residents. The company is available to close to one hundred percent of Rockwood. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in near one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Rockwood is 25 megabits per second.

Taking a look at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built around the city, the most prevalent wired broadband technology varieties are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (80.70 percent coverage). Telephone providers are the main source for DSL Internet, since DSL sends Internet data via telephone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major wired broadband services except dial-up.

The data listed here is sourced from provider coverage reports. Data is confirmed with privatized data sources to create more useful resources than governmental websites. Information on speed and pricing of current Internet plans is sourced by our data analysis team, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 112 plans collected in Rockwood since 2014. There are 15 Internet or bundled packages currently marketed.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 80 percent of Rockwood. Wireless companies like Premium Choice Broadband and satellite Internet companies like are worth looking at. However, the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to performance and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Rockwood, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 80.7%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Premium Choice Broadband 20 Mbps Cable 6m 49s 54.4%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rockwood

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Rockwood is the 394th most connected city in Maine ahead of Bingham, but behind Milo, 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 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.

Approximately 55% of Rockwood 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 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 Caps Around Rockwood

Data from our researchers shows that top providers currently use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which can use 1–7GB/hour.

Compare Rockwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rockwood 3.6 Mbps 7 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +530.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +145.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +157 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +165.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +158.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )