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Internet providers in Carbondale, IL

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Carbondale, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Delta Communications - -DSL14%
Zito Media LP $39.95 50 - 100 MbpsCable3.168%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Carbondale internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Carbondale 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 Carbondale area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Carbondale residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Carbondale, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Carbondale area, and 91.77% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Carbondale's seven internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Carbondale

The largest internet providers in Carbondale are Frontier, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Carbondale.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Carbondale residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Carbondale’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Carbondale residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Carbondale covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Carbondale 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 Carbondale, $42.15.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carbondale, $1.62.

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 Carbondale. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carbondale's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Carbondale covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Carbondale, $42.15.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carbondale, $1.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Carbondale. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carbondale's providers, 197 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 Carbondale covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Carbondale 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 Carbondale, $42.15.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carbondale, $1.62.

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 Carbondale. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carbondale's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Carbondale with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Carbondale. The next fastest internet provider in Carbondale is Zito Media LP, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 3.168% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Carbondale with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carbondale, $42.15.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.