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Internet providers in 61401

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL1.220%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable93%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL94%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable10%
Nova Cablevision, Inc. - -Cable3.015%
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61401 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 61401 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 61401 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Galesburg, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the 61401 area, and 96.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 61401, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 61401

The largest internet providers serving the 61401 ZIP code are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and Mediacom bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 61401 ZIP code, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 94% of the area. Galesburg’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 10% of residents in the 61401 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61401 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61401 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Galesburg, $40.42.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galesburg, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 61401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Galesburg's providers, 308 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61401 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Galesburg, $40.42.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galesburg, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 61401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Galesburg's providers, 308 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

10%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 61401 ZIP code, covering 10% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61401 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 Galesburg, $40.42.

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 Galesburg, $2.13.

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 61401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Galesburg's providers, 308 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 61401 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 61401 and the greater Galesburg area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Galesburg at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Galesburg at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 61401 ZIP, 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 Galesburg 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 Galesburg DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 61401 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 61401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in 61401. The next fastest internet provider in the 61401 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 61401 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Galesburg, $40.42.

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.