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Internet providers in Harrisburg, IL

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Harrisburg, IL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL89%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Clearwave Communications - -DSL52%
Zito Internet - -Cable2.936%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Harrisburg internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Harrisburg residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Harrisburg, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Harrisburg area, and 93.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Harrisburg's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Harrisburg

The largest internet providers in Harrisburg are Frontier, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Harrisburg.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Harrisburg residents, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Harrisburg’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Harrisburg residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Harrisburg covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg, $41.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harrisburg, $1.61.

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 Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 265 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

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Harrisburg covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg, $41.99.

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 Harrisburg, $1.61.

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 Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 265 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Harrisburg covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Harrisburg 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $41.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harrisburg, $1.61.

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 Harrisburg. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harrisburg's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Harrisburg with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Harrisburg. The next fastest internet provider in Harrisburg is Zito Internet, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 2.936% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Harrisburg with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Harrisburg, $41.99.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.