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Internet providers in Pekin, IL

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Pekin, IL internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL89%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.765%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable3.271%
i3 Broadband $44.99 -Fiber-optic59%
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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 $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Pekin

The largest internet providers in Pekin are Xfinity, CenturyLink, and i3 Broadband bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic 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, i3 Broadband, offers fiber-optic to around 59% of Pekin residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $41.42.

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 Pekin, $1.48.

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, 373 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $41.42.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Pekin, $1.48.

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, 373 Mbps.

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i3 Broadband fiber-optic internet

Provider

i3 Broadband

Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

200 Mbps

Average availability

59%

Fiber-optic from i3 Broadband offers broadband to about half of households in Pekin covering 59% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from i3 Broadband is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Pekin than other internet types.

Internet prices for i3 Broadband start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $41.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, i3 Broadband offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 200 Mbps in Pekin. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pekin's providers, 373 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Pekin and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Pekin at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Pekin at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Pekin residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

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.

Noize Communications offers the cheapest internet in Pekin with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Pekin, $41.42.

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.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.