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Internet providers in Effingham, IL

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Effingham, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL3.641%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Consolidated Communications $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL95%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 63% of those living in Effingham.

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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Effingham

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 9 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 8 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Consolidated Communications 65 Mbps 17 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 133 Mbps 25 Mbps Cable

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*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $48.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Effingham, $1.04.

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, 284 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 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 $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $48.99.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Effingham, $1.04.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Effingham. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 284 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $48.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Effingham, $1.04.

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, 284 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Communications is the fastest internet provider in Effingham with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Effingham. The next fastest internet provider in Effingham is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Effingham with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $48.99.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

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.