Advertiser Disclosure While this page may contain offers from our partners, our opinions are our own. Here's how we rate providers

Internet providers in Pekin, IL

Shop the best Pekin internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from DSL, cable and fiber-optic providers in your area.

Shop local providers
Pekin City Map

Internet providers in your area

Pekin, IL internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $30.00 50 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 100 MbpsDSL89%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.765%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable3.271%
i3 Broadband - -Fiber-optic59%
Shop providers Need help? Call: (844) 512-2720

Pekin internet service at a glance

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

There are eight internet providers serving the Pekin area, and 99.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Pekin's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Results from real users

Average internet speeds in Pekin

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 188 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 9 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Pekin

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Pekin residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 89% of the area. Pekin’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Pekin residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Pekin covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $42.50.

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 Pekin, $1.09.

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 Pekin. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pekin's providers, 372 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Pekin covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Pekin 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $42.50.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Pekin, $1.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Pekin. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pekin's providers, 372 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

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 Pekin covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Pekin 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $42.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Pekin, $1.09.

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 Pekin. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pekin's providers, 372 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Pekin with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.271% of households in Pekin. The next fastest internet provider in Pekin is i3 Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 59% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Pekin with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $42.50.

i3 Broadband is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Pekin, covering 59% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Pekin and is available to 0.765% of households.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.