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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 120 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
Wisper Internet $44.99 5 - 20 MbpsWireless88%
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Alton internet service at a glance

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

The vast majority of those living in the Alton area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Alton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Alton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Alton area, and 97.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alton's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 120 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Alton

The largest internet providers in Alton are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Alton.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Alton residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Alton’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Alton residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Alton covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Alton 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $44.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $1.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Alton covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Alton residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alton, $44.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $1.29.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 43 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 Alton covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alton 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 Alton, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $1.29.

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 Alton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Alton with download speeds up to 120 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Alton. The next fastest internet provider in Alton is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 96% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Alton with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $44.99.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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