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Internet providers in Urbana, IL

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Urbana, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL85%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable97%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.060%
i3 Broadband $44.99 -Fiber-optic15%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Urbana internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Urbana 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 Urbana area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Urbana residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Urbana.

There are eight internet providers serving the Urbana area, and 84.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Urbana's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Urbana

The largest internet providers in Urbana are AT&T, Xfinity, and i3 Broadband bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Urbana.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Urbana residents, covering 85% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 97% of the area. Urbana’s third most-available internet provider, i3 Broadband, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Urbana residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

85%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Urbana covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Urbana 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 Urbana, $40.83.

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 Urbana, $1.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Urbana. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Urbana's providers, 420 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Urbana covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Urbana 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 Urbana, $40.83.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Urbana, $1.57.

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 Urbana. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Urbana's providers, 420 Mbps.

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i3 Broadband fiber-optic internet

Provider

i3 Broadband

Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

200 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from i3 Broadband offers broadband to a limited number of households in Urbana covering 15% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from i3 Broadband is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Urbana than other internet types.

Internet prices for i3 Broadband start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Urbana, $40.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, i3 Broadband offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 200 Mbps in Urbana. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Urbana's providers, 420 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Urbana and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Urbana at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Urbana at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Urbana residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Urbana with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.060% of households in Urbana. The next fastest internet provider in Urbana is i3 Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 15% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Urbana with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Urbana, $40.83.

i3 Broadband is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Urbana, covering 15% of the city.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.