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Internet providers in Chester, IL

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Chester, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL96%
Egyptian Internet Services $44.95 6 - 10 MbpsDSL1.612%
Delta Communications - -DSL1.152%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Chester internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in Chester 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 Chester area will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of Chester residents. No cable or fiber-optic providers are currently available in Chester, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Chester area, and 2.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chester's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 25 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Chester

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Chester residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Chester’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Chester residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Chester covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Chester 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 Chester, $45.73.

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 Chester, $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 Chester. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 18 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 Chester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chester 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 Chester, $45.73.

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 Chester, $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 Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 18 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 Chester covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chester 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 Chester, $45.73.

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 Chester, $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 Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 18 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

HughesNet is the fastest internet provider in Chester with download speeds up to 25 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Chester. The next fastest internet provider in Chester is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 24 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Chester with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $45.73.

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.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.