Internet providers in Lincoln, IL

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Lincoln internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Lincoln 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 Lincoln area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Lincoln residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Lincoln, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Lincoln area, and 90.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lincoln's eight internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Lincoln

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Lincoln residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 96% of the area. Lincoln’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Lincoln residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Lincoln covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Lincoln 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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $41.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $4.58.

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 Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 262 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

96%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Lincoln covering 96% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lincoln 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 Lincoln, $41.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $4.58.

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 Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 262 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 Lincoln covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lincoln 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 Lincoln, $41.24.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lincoln, $4.58.

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 Lincoln. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lincoln's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Lincoln, IL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL94%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
JAB Wireless, Inc. - -Wireless100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Lincoln with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Lincoln. The next fastest internet provider in Lincoln is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Lincoln with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lincoln, $41.24.

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.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.