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Internet providers in 61856

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL96%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable92%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $39.95 5 - 15 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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61856 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 61856 ZIP code 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 61856 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Monticello, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 61856 area, and 91.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 61856, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 61856

The largest internet providers serving the 61856 ZIP code are Frontier, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 61856 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 92% of the area. Monticello’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 61856 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61856 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Monticello, $41.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Monticello, $1.89.

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 61856 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Monticello's providers, 215 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

92%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61856 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61856 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Monticello, $41.58.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Monticello, $1.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 61856 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Monticello's providers, 215 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 the 61856 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 61856 ZIP 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 Monticello, $41.58.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Monticello, $1.89.

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 61856 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Monticello's providers, 215 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 61856 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 61856 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in 61856. The next fastest internet provider in the 61856 ZIP code is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 61856 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Monticello, $41.58.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.