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Internet providers in Hometown, IL

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Hometown, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $40.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic37%
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hometown internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hometown 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 Hometown area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Hometown residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 37% of those living in Hometown.

There are four internet providers serving the Hometown area, and 1.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hometown's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hometown

The largest internet providers in Hometown are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Hometown.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Hometown residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 37% of the area. Hometown’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Hometown residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Hometown covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Hometown 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hometown, $42.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hometown, $2.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Hometown. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hometown's providers, 528 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

37%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Hometown covering 37% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Hometown than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hometown, $42.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hometown, $2.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Hometown. These download speeds are available to 37% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hometown's providers, 528 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Hometown covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hometown, $42.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hometown, $2.02.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Hometown. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hometown's providers, 528 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Hometown with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 37% of households in Hometown. The next fastest internet provider in Hometown is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Hometown with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hometown, $42.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hometown, covering 37% of the city.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.