Internet providers in Rantoul, IL

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Rantoul internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rantoul 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 Rantoul area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Rantoul residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rantoul, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Rantoul area, and 92.67% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rantoul's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Rantoul

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Rantoul residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Rantoul’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rantoul residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Rantoul covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Rantoul 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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rantoul, $38.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rantoul, $1.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Rantoul. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rantoul's providers, 265 Mbps.

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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

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Rantoul covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rantoul 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 Rantoul, $38.74.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rantoul, $1.94.

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 Rantoul. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rantoul's providers, 265 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Rantoul covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rantoul 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rantoul, $38.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rantoul, $1.94.

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 Rantoul. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rantoul's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Rantoul, IL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
JAB Wireless, Inc. - -Wireless100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Rantoul with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Rantoul. The next fastest internet provider in Rantoul is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Rantoul with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rantoul, $38.74.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.