Internet providers in Salem, IL

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Salem, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 25 MbpsDSL98%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 120 MbpsCable99%
Wabash Independent Networks $49.95 30 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Salem internet service at a glance

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

There are seven internet providers serving the Salem area, and 99.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Salem's seven internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 120 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Salem

The largest internet providers in Salem are AT&T, Spectrum, and Wabash Independent Networks bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Salem.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Salem residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Salem’s third most-available internet provider, Wabash Independent Networks, offers fiber-optic to around 100% of Salem residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Salem covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Salem 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.65.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.99.

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 Salem. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.65.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Wabash Independent Networks fiber-optic internet

Provider

Wabash Independent Networks

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Wabash Independent Networks offers broadband to all households in Salem covering 100% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Wabash Independent Networks is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Salem than other internet types.

Internet prices for Wabash Independent Networks start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.65.

Wabash Independent Networks customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 30 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Salem, $0.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Wabash Independent Networks offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Salem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Salem's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Salem, you’ll likely have options from fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Salem, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Salem and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Salem at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Salem at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Salem residents, 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 Salem 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 Salem fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Salem with download speeds up to 120 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Salem. The next fastest internet provider in Salem is Wabash Independent Networks, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Salem with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Salem, $46.65.

Wabash Independent Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Salem, covering 100% of the city.

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.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.