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Internet providers in 62401

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL34%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 100 MbpsDSL74%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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62401 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 62401 ZIP code 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 62401 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% 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 eight internet providers serving the 62401 area, and 92.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 62401, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 62401

The largest internet providers serving the 62401 ZIP code are Frontier, Mediacom, and Consolidated Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 62401 ZIP code, covering 34% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 93% of the area. Effingham’s third most-available internet provider, Consolidated Communications, offers DSL to around 74% of residents in the 62401 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

34%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 62401 ZIP code, covering 34% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines 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 Effingham, $38.59.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher 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, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 62401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 232 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

93%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 62401 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 62401 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 62401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 232 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

74%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to most households in the 62401 ZIP code, covering 74% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines 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 62401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 232 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 62401 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 62401 and the greater Effingham area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Effingham at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Effingham at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 62401 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 62401 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 62401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in 62401. The next fastest internet provider in the 62401 ZIP code is Consolidated Communications, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 74% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 62401 ZIP with service 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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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