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Internet providers in 61102

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AT&T $30 100 - 18 MbpsDSL72%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL4.324%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable84%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable13%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL23%
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61102 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 61102 ZIP code 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 61102 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 87% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rockford, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are nine internet providers serving the 61102 area, and 81.77% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 61102, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 61102

The largest internet providers serving the 61102 ZIP code are AT&T, Xfinity, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 61102 ZIP code, covering 72% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 84% of the area. Rockford’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 13% of residents in the 61102 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

72%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 61102 ZIP code, covering 72% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $37.86.

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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rockford, $1.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 61102 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rockford'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

84%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61102 ZIP code, covering 84% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61102 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $37.86.

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 Rockford, $1.35.

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 61102 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

13%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 61102 ZIP code, covering 13% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61102 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $37.86.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rockford, $1.35.

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 61102 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 61102 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 61102 and the greater Rockford area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockford at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockford at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 61102 ZIP, 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 Rockford 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 Rockford cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 61102 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 61102 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 13% of households in 61102. The next fastest internet provider in the 61102 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 84% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 61102 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $37.86.

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.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.