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Internet providers in Normal, IL

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Normal, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL93%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Metronet $39.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic38%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
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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 DSL, which covers 99% of Normal residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% 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 $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

Results from real users

Average internet speeds in Normal

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 18 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
Xfinity 147 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Metronet 188 Mbps 218 Mbps Fiber-optic
Frontier 9 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Normal, $48.31.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $48.31.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Normal, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 410 Mbps.

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Metronet fiber-optic internet

Provider

Metronet

Starting price*
$39.95/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 $39.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Normal, $48.31.

Metronet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Normal, $1.15.

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, 410 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Normal at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Normal residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Normal may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Normal cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Normal with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Normal. The next fastest internet provider in Normal is Metronet, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 38% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Normal with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Normal, $48.31.

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

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

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%.