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Braidwood internet service at a glance
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.36%
2 providers - 75.41%
3 providers - 0.91%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 75%
DSL - 99%
Fiber - 0.000%
At 99%, broadband coverage in Braidwood 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 Braidwood area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Braidwood residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 75% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Braidwood, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.
There are eight internet providers serving the Braidwood area, and 75.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Braidwood's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.See all providers
Top high-speed internet providers in Braidwood
The largest internet providers in Braidwood are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Braidwood.
DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Braidwood residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 75% of the area. Braidwood’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Braidwood residents.
AT&T DSL internet
DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Braidwood covering 99% of the area.
DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Braidwood 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Braidwood, $47.49.
AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Braidwood, $1.48.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Braidwood. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Braidwood's providers, 272 Mbps.
Xfinity cable internet
Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in Braidwood covering 75% of the area.
Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Braidwood residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.
Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Braidwood, $47.49.
Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Braidwood, $1.48.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Braidwood. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Braidwood's providers, 272 Mbps.
HughesNet satellite internet
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Braidwood covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Braidwood 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 Braidwood, $47.49.
HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Braidwood, $1.48.
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 Braidwood. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Braidwood's providers, 272 Mbps.
Braidwood, IL internet providers
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|AT&T||$49.99/mo.||100 - 50 Mbps||DSL||99%|
|Xfinity||$29.99/mo.||15 - 987 Mbps||Cable||75%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|ViaSat, Inc.||$50/mo.||12 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Clearsky Systems Inc.||-||-||Wireless||99%|
|JAB Wireless, Inc.||-||-||Wireless||42%|
|Cyber Broadcasting, LLC||-||-||Wireless||31%|
|Apps Communications, Inc.||-||-||Wireless||1.186%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Mar 10, 2020.Need help?
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Braidwood?
Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Braidwood with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 75% of households in Braidwood. The next fastest internet provider in Braidwood is Apps Communications, Inc., offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 1.186% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Braidwood?
Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Braidwood with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Braidwood, $47.49.
What’s a good speed for gaming?
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.
What's a good internet speed for my home?
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.
Why aren’t there more internet options?
According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.
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