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Internet providers in Rock Island, IL

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Rock Island, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL94%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Geneseo Communications Services - -Fiber-optic4.420%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rock Island internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rock Island 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 Rock Island area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Rock Island residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% of those living in Rock Island.

There are six internet providers serving the Rock Island area, and 93.78% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rock Island's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rock Island

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 141 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
AT&T 46 Mbps 24 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Rock Island

The largest internet providers in Rock Island are AT&T, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Rock Island.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Rock Island residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Rock Island’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rock Island residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Rock Island covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Rock Island 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rock Island, $52.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rock Island, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Rock Island. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rock Island's providers, 269 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 Rock Island covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rock Island 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 Rock Island, $52.49.

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 Rock Island, $1.42.

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 Rock Island. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rock Island's providers, 269 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 Rock Island covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rock Island 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 Rock Island, $52.49.

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 Rock Island, $1.42.

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 Rock Island. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rock Island's providers, 269 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Rock Island with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in Rock Island. The next fastest internet provider in Rock Island is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Rock Island with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rock Island, $52.49.

Geneseo Communications Services is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rock Island, covering 4.420% of the city.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.