Internet providers in Harvard, IL

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Harvard internet service at a glance

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

There are nine internet providers serving the Harvard area, and 99.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Harvard's nine internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Harvard

The largest internet providers in Harvard are AT&T, Spectrum, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to Harvard.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Harvard residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Harvard’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 10% of Harvard residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Harvard covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Harvard 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Harvard, $45.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harvard, $0.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Harvard. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harvard's providers, 280 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Harvard, $45.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harvard, $0.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Harvard. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Harvard's providers, 280 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 Harvard covering 10% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Harvard 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 Harvard, $45.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harvard, $0.98.

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 Harvard. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harvard's providers, 280 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Harvard, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Harvard, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Harvard and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Harvard at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Harvard at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Harvard residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Harvard, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 50 Mbps DSL 96%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 10%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Harvard with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in Harvard. The next fastest internet provider in Harvard is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Harvard with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Harvard, $45.99.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.