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Internet providers in Skowhegan, ME

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Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 25 MbpsDSL98%
Bee Line, Inc. - -Cable97%
Great Works Internet (GWI) - -DSL68%
OTELCO $29.95 5 - 10 MbpsDSL5.608%
Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph - -Fiber-optic3.209%
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Skowhegan internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Skowhegan is comparable to the rest of Maine - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Skowhegan area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Skowhegan residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.210% of those living in Skowhegan.

There are seven internet providers serving the Skowhegan area, and 96.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Skowhegan's seven internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Skowhegan

The largest internet providers in Skowhegan are Consolidated Communications, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Skowhegan.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications is available to nearly all Skowhegan residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Skowhegan’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Skowhegan residents.

Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Skowhegan covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Skowhegan to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Skowhegan, $41.23.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Skowhegan, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Skowhegan. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Skowhegan's providers, 21 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Skowhegan covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Skowhegan where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Skowhegan, $41.23.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Skowhegan, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Skowhegan. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Skowhegan's providers, 21 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Skowhegan covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Skowhegan where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Skowhegan, $41.23.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Skowhegan, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Skowhegan. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Skowhegan's providers, 21 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph is the fastest internet provider in Skowhegan with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.209% of households in Skowhegan. The next fastest internet provider in Skowhegan is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Skowhegan with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Skowhegan, $41.23.

Oxford County Telephone & Telegraph is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Skowhegan, covering 3.209% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.