Internet Providers in Solon, ME

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Residential Internet Statistics for Solon, ME
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.54

Internet Access in Solon, Maine

Solon features only two major Internet service choices to grapple with — cable (51.79% availability) and DSL (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Coaxial cable Internet access is provided via traditional cable TV companies via pre-existing coaxial TV wires mounted on telephone poles or buried along the street. DSL is delivered via landline phone lines. The vast majority of Solon neighborhoods and census blocks can subscribe to both coaxial cable and/or DSL service from competing Internet companies.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

TDS Telecom as well as Spectrum also provide Internet service in Solon, although speed test data indicates that TDS might be faster.

The broadband packages displayed on this page are manually collected through our research staff.

For more info, click the map below and use the zoom and pan tools to navigate. You'll find that the average amount of broadband availability is 1.57 service providers in each census block. This leaves 42.67 percent of residents with only one option, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Solon, Maine

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Solon, Maine

  • TDS - DSL - 99.7% Availability in Solon - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 51.8% Availability in Solon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 5.7% Availability in Solon - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Solon - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Solon - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Solon

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Solon is the 303rd most connected city in Maine ahead of North Anson, Anson, and Bingham, but behind Madison and Skowhegan.

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 57% of Solon 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 and Cord Cutting in Solon

Data from our market research team suggests that common providers currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view them as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers maintain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Solon

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom DSL 99.7%+ 100 Mbps
Trailrunner LLC Fixed Wireless 95.5%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 51.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 5.7%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 45.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Solon to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Solon 12.6 Mbps 6 $0.97 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +402.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +103.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +114.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +115 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )