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Internet providers in 61109

Find internet providers serving the 61109 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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61109 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL40%
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL55%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable10%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsDSL3.040%
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61109 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 61109 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 61109 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 97% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.620% of those living in the 61109 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 61109 area, and 92.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 61109, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rockford

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 25 Mbps 4 Mbps Wireless
Frontier 52 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 200 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 61109

The largest internet providers serving the 61109 ZIP code are AT&T, Frontier, and Xfinity bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many in the 61109 ZIP code, covering 40% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Frontier, which covers 55% of the area. Rockford’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of residents in the 61109 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

40%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in the 61109 ZIP code, covering 40% 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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $46.41.

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 Rockford, $1.25.

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 0.768 Mbps in 61109 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 40% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 345 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

55%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to about half of households in the 61109 ZIP code, covering 55% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $46.41.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61109 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61109 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 Rockford, $46.41.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rockford, $1.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 61109 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 345 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 61109 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 61109 and the greater Rockford area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockford at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockford at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 61109 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 $64.99 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 61109 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 61109 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 40% of households in 61109. The next fastest internet provider in the 61109 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 61109 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $46.41.

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.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.