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Internet providers in Harvard, IL

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Harvard, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable10%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
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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 99% 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 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Harvard

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 158 Mbps 113 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 1 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Mediacom 110 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 86 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
Fox Valley Internet 13 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless

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*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Harvard, $45.56.

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 Harvard, $0.76.

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 10 Mbps in Harvard. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harvard's providers, 181 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

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, $45.56.

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 Harvard, $0.76.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Harvard. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harvard's providers, 181 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, $45.56.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harvard, $0.76.

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, 181 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 offers 100% availability in Harvard and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Harvard at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Harvard at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Harvard residents, 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 Harvard 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 Harvard cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Harvard with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Harvard. The next fastest internet provider in Harvard is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 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, $45.56.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.

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.