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Internet providers in Plano, IL

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic10%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL96%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Plano internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Plano 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 Plano area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Plano residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 10% of those living in Plano.

There are seven internet providers serving the Plano area, and 97.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Plano's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Plano

The largest internet providers in Plano are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Plano.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Plano residents, covering 96% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 10% of the area. Plano’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Plano residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Plano covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Plano 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Plano, $40.82.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Plano, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Plano. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Plano's providers, 356 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Plano covering 10% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Plano, $40.82.

AT&T 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 Plano, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Plano. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Plano's providers, 356 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Plano covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Plano 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 Plano, $40.82.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Plano, $0.95.

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 Plano. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Plano's providers, 356 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Plano and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Plano at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Plano at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Plano 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 Plano may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Plano cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Plano with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 10% of households in Plano. The next fastest internet provider in Plano is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Plano with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Plano, $40.82.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Plano, covering 10% of the city.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.