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Internet providers in 61081

Find internet providers serving the 61081 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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61081 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL4.960%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable85%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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61081 internet service at a glance

At 95%, 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 77% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 32% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in the 61081 ZIP code.

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 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sterling

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 190 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Rise Broadband 16 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
Frontier 13 Mbps 0 Mbps DSL
JCWIFI.com 21 Mbps 11 Mbps Wireless

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

3,000 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $45.81.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $1.99.

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 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*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $45.81.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $1.99.

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*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 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 $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $45.81.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sterling, $1.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 61081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly 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 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in 61081. The next fastest internet provider in the 61081 ZIP code is Rise Broadband, offering download speeds up to 250 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, $45.81.

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.

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.

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.

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.