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Internet providers in Normal, IL

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Normal, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable99%
Metronet $49.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic38%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Normal internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Normal 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 Normal area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Normal residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 38% of those living in Normal.

There are seven internet providers serving the Normal area, and 92.64% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Normal's seven internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Normal

The largest internet providers in Normal are Frontier, Xfinity, and Metronet bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Normal.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Normal residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Normal’s third most-available internet provider, Metronet, offers fiber-optic to around 38% of Normal residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

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

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Normal 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 Normal, $43.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Normal, $1.28.

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 Normal. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Normal's providers, 412 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Normal covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Normal 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 Normal, $43.58.

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 Normal, $1.28.

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 Normal. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Normal's providers, 412 Mbps.

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Metronet fiber-optic internet

Provider

Metronet

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

38%

Fiber-optic from Metronet offers broadband to some, but not many households in Normal covering 38% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Metronet start at $49.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Normal, $43.58.

Metronet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Normal, $1.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Metronet offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Normal. These download speeds are available to 38% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Normal's providers, 412 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Metronet is the fastest internet provider in Normal with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 38% of households in Normal. The next fastest internet provider in Normal is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Normal with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Normal, $43.58.

Metronet is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Normal, covering 38% of the city.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.