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Internet providers in Sterling, IL

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Sterling, IL internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $39.95 5 - 15 MbpsWireless100%
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Sterling internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Sterling 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 Sterling area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Sterling residents. No DSL or fiber-optic providers are currently available in Sterling, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Sterling area, and 0.23% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sterling's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sterling

The largest internet providers in Sterling are Xfinity, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Sterling.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Sterling residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Sterling’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Sterling residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Sterling covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sterling 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 Sterling, $44.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $3.21.

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 Sterling. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 263 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 Sterling covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sterling 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 Sterling, $44.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $3.21.

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 Sterling. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 263 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Sterling covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sterling 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $44.98.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $3.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Sterling. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 263 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Sterling with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Sterling. The next fastest internet provider in Sterling is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Sterling with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $44.98.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.