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Internet providers in Manhattan, IL

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Manhattan, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.966%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Manhattan internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Manhattan 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 Manhattan area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Manhattan residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 59% of those living in Manhattan.

There are seven internet providers serving the Manhattan area. Among Manhattan's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Manhattan

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 35 Mbps 12 Mbps Wireless
Urban Communications 35 Mbps 18 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 169 Mbps 115 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Manhattan

The largest internet providers in Manhattan are AT&T, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Manhattan.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Manhattan residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Manhattan’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Manhattan residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Manhattan covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Manhattan 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Manhattan, $55.98.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Manhattan, $2.67.

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 2 Mbps in Manhattan. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Manhattan's providers, 273 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 Manhattan covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Manhattan 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Manhattan, $55.98.

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 Manhattan, $2.67.

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 Manhattan. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Manhattan's providers, 273 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 Manhattan covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Manhattan 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 Manhattan, $55.98.

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 Manhattan, $2.67.

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 Manhattan. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Manhattan's providers, 273 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Manhattan with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Manhattan. The next fastest internet provider in Manhattan is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 5.966% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Manhattan with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Manhattan, $55.98.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Manhattan, covering 5.966% of the city.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.