Internet providers in Rochester, IL

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Rochester internet service at a glance

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

There are six internet providers serving the Rochester area, and 99.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rochester's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

The largest internet providers in Rochester are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Rochester.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Rochester residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Rochester’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rochester residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Rochester 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $1.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 262 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

100%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rochester 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 Rochester, $47.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $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 Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 262 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 Rochester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rochester 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 Rochester, $47.49.

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 Rochester, $1.48.

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 Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Rochester, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 25 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Rochester with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Rochester. The next fastest internet provider in Rochester is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $47.49.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.