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Internet providers in Pontiac, IL

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Pontiac, IL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL92%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Pontiac internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Pontiac 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 Pontiac area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Pontiac residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Pontiac, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Pontiac area, and 88.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Pontiac's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Pontiac

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 6 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
Rise Broadband 24 Mbps 9 Mbps Wireless
Mediacom 123 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Pontiac

The largest internet providers in Pontiac are Frontier, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Pontiac.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Pontiac residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 95% of the area. Pontiac’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Pontiac residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Pontiac covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Pontiac 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 Pontiac, $49.98.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Pontiac covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Pontiac, $49.98.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Pontiac, $1.22.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Pontiac. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Pontiac's providers, 266 Mbps.

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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 Pontiac covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Pontiac 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 Pontiac, $49.98.

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 Pontiac, $1.22.

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 Pontiac. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Pontiac's providers, 266 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Pontiac with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Pontiac. The next fastest internet provider in Pontiac is Rise Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Pontiac with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Pontiac, $49.98.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.