Internet providers in Metropolis, IL

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Metropolis 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 Metropolis area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Metropolis residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Metropolis, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Metropolis area, and 89.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Metropolis's five internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Metropolis

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Metropolis residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 97% of the area. Metropolis’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Metropolis residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Metropolis covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Metropolis 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 Metropolis, $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 Metropolis, $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 Metropolis. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Metropolis's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Metropolis covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Metropolis 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 Metropolis, $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 Metropolis, $4.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Metropolis. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Metropolis's providers, 53 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 Metropolis covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Metropolis 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 Metropolis, $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 Metropolis, $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 Metropolis. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Metropolis's providers, 53 Mbps.

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Metropolis, IL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 150 MbpsCable97%
Delta Communications - -DSL8.873%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Metropolis with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Metropolis. The next fastest internet provider in Metropolis is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

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.

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%.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.