Internet providers in Benton, IL

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Benton, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL89%
Delta Communications - -DSL14%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Wisper ISP $44.99 5 - 20 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Benton internet service at a glance

At 90%, broadband coverage in Benton 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 Benton area will have access to DSL, which covers 90% of Benton residents. No cable or fiber-optic providers are currently available in Benton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Benton area, and 13.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Benton's seven internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 25 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Benton

The largest internet providers in Benton are Frontier, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Benton.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Benton residents, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Benton’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Benton residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Benton covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Benton 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Benton, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Benton, $3.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Benton. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Benton's providers, 20 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 Benton covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Benton 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 Benton, $45.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Benton, $3.81.

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 Benton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Benton's providers, 20 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

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

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Benton 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Benton, $45.74.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Benton, $3.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Benton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Benton's providers, 20 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

HughesNet is the fastest internet provider in Benton with download speeds up to 25 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Benton. The next fastest internet provider in Benton is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 24 Mbps to 89% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Benton with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Benton, $45.74.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.