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Internet providers in 62401

Find internet providers serving the 62401 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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62401 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL34%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
Consolidated Communications $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL74%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 72% of those living in the 62401 ZIP code.

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 $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
Consolidated Communications 65 Mbps 17 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 133 Mbps 25 Mbps Cable
Frontier 8 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Viasat 9 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $53.42.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $53.42.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Effingham, $1.34.

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, 195 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

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 $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $53.42.

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, $1.34.

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 62401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Effingham's providers, 195 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Effingham at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Consolidated Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 62401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 74% of households in 62401. The next fastest internet provider in the 62401 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 62401 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Effingham, $53.42.

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%.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.