Internet providers in Sterling, IL

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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.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Sterling

The largest internet providers in Sterling are Xfinity, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. 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, Inc., 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, $46.66.

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, $4.67.

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, 346 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, $46.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $4.67.

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, 346 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

ViaSat, Inc. 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $46.66.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $4.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. 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, 346 Mbps.

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Sterling, IL internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 98%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
JAB Wireless, Inc. - - Wireless 100%
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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, $46.66.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.