Internet providers in Waterloo, IL

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Waterloo, IL internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 120 MbpsCable97%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable4.203%
Harrisonville Telephone Company $27.95 -DSL89%
Harrisonville Telephone Company $27.95 -Fiber-optic11%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Waterloo internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Waterloo 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 Waterloo area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Waterloo residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in Waterloo.

There are seven internet providers serving the Waterloo area, and 97.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waterloo's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Waterloo

The largest internet providers in Waterloo are Spectrum and Harrisonville Telephone Company bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Waterloo.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Waterloo residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Harrisonville Telephone Company, which covers 89% of the area. Waterloo’s third most-available internet provider, Harrisonville Telephone Company, offers fiber-optic to around 11% of Waterloo residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

97%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waterloo residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $42.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waterloo, $0.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Waterloo. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterloo's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Harrisonville Telephone Company DSL internet

Provider

Harrisonville Telephone Company

Starting price*
$27.95/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Harrisonville Telephone Company offers broadband to nearly all households in Waterloo covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Harrisonville Telephone Company uses telephone lines in Waterloo 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 Harrisonville Telephone Company start at $27.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $42.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Harrisonville Telephone Company offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in Waterloo. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterloo's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Harrisonville Telephone Company fiber-optic internet

Provider

Harrisonville Telephone Company

Starting price*
$27.95/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

7 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from Harrisonville Telephone Company offers broadband to a limited number of households in Waterloo covering 11% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Harrisonville Telephone Company start at $27.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $42.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Harrisonville Telephone Company offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 7 Mbps in Waterloo. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterloo's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Waterloo and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waterloo at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Waterloo at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Waterloo 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 Waterloo with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.203% of households in Waterloo. The next fastest internet provider in Waterloo is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Harrisonville Telephone Company offers the cheapest internet in Waterloo with plans starting at $27.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $42.99.

Harrisonville Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Waterloo, covering 11% of the city.

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.

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.

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.