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Internet providers in Hillsboro, IL

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Hillsboro, IL internet providers

Provider
Consolidated Communications $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL89%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Royell Communications - -Wireless4.356%
Pwr-Net $39.95 1 - 15 MbpsWireless1.386%
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Hillsboro internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hillsboro 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 Hillsboro area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Hillsboro residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 69% of those living in Hillsboro.

There are five internet providers serving the Hillsboro area. Among Hillsboro's five internet providers, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Hillsboro

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Consolidated Communications 28 Mbps 35 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Hillsboro

The largest internet providers in Hillsboro are Consolidated Communications, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Hillsboro.

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

Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Hillsboro covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Hillsboro 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 Consolidated Communications start at $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsboro, $52.48.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsboro, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Hillsboro. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsboro's providers, 38 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 Hillsboro covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Hillsboro 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hillsboro, $52.48.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsboro, $2.39.

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 Hillsboro. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Hillsboro's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Hillsboro covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Hillsboro 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hillsboro, $52.48.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsboro, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Hillsboro. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsboro's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Communications is the fastest internet provider in Hillsboro with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 89% of households in Hillsboro. The next fastest internet provider in Hillsboro is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Hillsboro with plans starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hillsboro, $52.48.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.