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Internet providers in Glen Carbon, IL

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Glen Carbon, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable4.359%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Glen Carbon internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Glen Carbon 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 Glen Carbon area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Glen Carbon residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Glen Carbon, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Glen Carbon area, and 97.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Glen Carbon's seven internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Glen Carbon

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 133 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
AT&T 66 Mbps 23 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Glen Carbon

The largest internet providers in Glen Carbon are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Glen Carbon.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Glen Carbon residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Glen Carbon’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Glen Carbon residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Glen Carbon covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Glen Carbon 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Glen Carbon, $57.50.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Glen Carbon, $0.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Glen Carbon. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Glen Carbon's providers, 209 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Glen Carbon covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Glen Carbon, $57.50.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Glen Carbon, $0.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Glen Carbon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Glen Carbon's providers, 209 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 Glen Carbon covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Glen Carbon 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Glen Carbon, $57.50.

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 Glen Carbon, $0.51.

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 Glen Carbon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Glen Carbon's providers, 209 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Glen Carbon with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Glen Carbon. The next fastest internet provider in Glen Carbon is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Glen Carbon with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Glen Carbon, $57.50.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.

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.