Internet providers in 61081

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61081 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL4.963%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable85%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Skybeam - -Wireless100%
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61081 internet service at a glance

At 90%, broadband coverage in the 61081 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 61081 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 85% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 4.960% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Sterling, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 61081 area. Among six internet providers in 61081, prices start at $24.95 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 61081

The largest internet providers serving the 61081 ZIP code are Xfinity, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 61081 ZIP code, covering 85% 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 residents in the 61081 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

85%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in the 61081 ZIP code, covering 85% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 61081 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 Sterling, $38.58.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $2.76.

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 61081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 212 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 the 61081 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 61081 ZIP 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, $38.58.

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, $2.76.

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 61081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 212 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 the 61081 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 61081 ZIP 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $38.58.

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, $2.76.

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 61081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 212 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 61081 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 61081 ZIP code with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in 61081. The next fastest internet provider in the 61081 ZIP code is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

JCWIFI.com offers the cheapest internet in the 61081 ZIP with service starting at $24.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $38.58.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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