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Internet providers in Effingham, IL

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL3.641%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 100 MbpsDSL95%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Effingham internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Effingham 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 Effingham area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Effingham residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Effingham, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Effingham area, and 94.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Effingham's six internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Effingham

The largest internet providers in Effingham are Mediacom, Consolidated Communications, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Effingham.

Cable internet from Mediacom is available to nearly all Effingham residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 95% of the area. Effingham’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Effingham residents.

Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Effingham covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $38.59.

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 Effingham, $1.68.

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 Effingham. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Effingham covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Effingham 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 Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $38.59.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Effingham, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Effingham. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 230 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 Effingham covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Effingham 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 Effingham, $38.59.

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 Effingham, $1.68.

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 Effingham. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Effingham with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Effingham. The next fastest internet provider in Effingham is Consolidated Communications, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Effingham with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $38.59.

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.

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.

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.

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.