Best Madison Internet Service Providers
Madison, ME has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Madison. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Madison is Bee Line. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Bee Line||Cable||125 Mbps||8 Mbps||99.5%|
|2||Consolidated||DSL||100 Mbps||40 Mbps||99.2%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||Redzone Wireless||wireless||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||41.6%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Madison ME Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Madison which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Madison compare to Somerset County? The average speed in Madison is 20.16 Mbps which is faster than Somerset County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Maine average of 18.19 Mbps.
Madison Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 74.9% of Somerset County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 2.7% of Somerset County residents
The average internet download speed in Somerset County is 14.42 Mbps based upon 101048 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Madison is 10.8% faster than the average in Maine and 37.8% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Madison is 2.15 Mbps. This is 11.5% slower than the Somerset County average and 81.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.4% of Madison residents
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Madison residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Bee Line as the top provider for Madison, Maine.
Who has the fastest internet service in Madison?
Bee Line with a download speed of 125 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Madison.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Madison, Maine?
The following zip codes were used: 04911 and 04950
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Madison internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Madison compare to other cities in Maine?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Madison, Maine population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Madison, Maine?
Bee Line provides broadband internet service to 99.5% of Madison.
Madison Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages