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Internet providers in 61401

Find internet providers serving the 61401 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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61401 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL1.220%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable93%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL94%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable10%
Nova Cablevision - -Cable3.010%
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61401 internet service at a glance

At 97%, 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 cable, which covers 95% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 38% 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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Galesburg

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 11 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 433 Mbps 46 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 8 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 146 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

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

3,000 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, $45.70.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galesburg, $1.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 357 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Galesburg, $45.70.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Galesburg, $1.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 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 faster than the average max speeds from all Galesburg's providers, 357 Mbps.

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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

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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Galesburg, $45.70.

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 Galesburg, $1.24.

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, 357 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Galesburg at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 61401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in 61401. The next fastest internet provider in the 61401 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 10% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 61401 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Galesburg, $45.70.

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.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.