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Internet providers in Alton, IL

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Alton, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Wisper ISP $65.00 25 - 400 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 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 42% of those living in Alton.

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 $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 123 Mbps 100 Mbps DSL
Viasat 14 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 136 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.82.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.82.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 43 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.82.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $0.85.

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

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Alton with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Alton. The next fastest internet provider in Alton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Alton with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.82.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.