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Internet providers in East St. Louis, IL

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL90%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 120 MbpsCable100%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable16%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Wisper Internet $44.99 5 - 20 MbpsWireless100%
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East St. Louis internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in East St. Louis 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 East St. Louis area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of East St. Louis residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in East St. Louis, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the East St. Louis area, and 91.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among East St. Louis's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in East St. Louis

The largest internet providers in East St. Louis are AT&T, Spectrum, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to East St. Louis.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all East St. Louis residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. East St. Louis’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 16% of East St. Louis residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in East St. Louis covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in East St. Louis 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in East St. Louis, $43.33.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East St. Louis, $0.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in East St. Louis. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all East St. Louis's providers, 209 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in East St. Louis covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in East St. Louis, $43.33.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East St. Louis, $0.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in East St. Louis. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all East St. Louis's providers, 209 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

16%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to a limited number of households in East St. Louis covering 16% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but East St. Louis 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 East St. Louis, $43.33.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East St. Louis, $0.98.

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 East St. Louis. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all East St. Louis's providers, 209 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of East St. Louis, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside East St. Louis, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in East St. Louis and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in East St. Louis at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in East St. Louis at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many East St. Louis residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of East St. Louis may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to East St. Louis cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in East St. Louis with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 16% of households in East St. Louis. The next fastest internet provider in East St. Louis is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in East St. Louis with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in East St. Louis, $43.33.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.