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Internet providers in Cape Girardeau, MO

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Cape Girardeau, MO internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL93%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Sho-Me Technologies - -Fiber-optic14%
Big River Broadband $49.99 -DSL12%
Big River Broadband $49.99 -Wired3.030%
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Cape Girardeau internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cape Girardeau is slightly higher than the rest of Missouri - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Cape Girardeau area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Cape Girardeau residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Cape Girardeau, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Cape Girardeau area, and 94.43% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cape Girardeau's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cape Girardeau

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 24 Mbps 13 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 124 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Cape Girardeau

The largest internet providers in Cape Girardeau are AT&T, Spectrum, and Big River Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to Cape Girardeau.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Cape Girardeau residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Cape Girardeau’s third most-available internet provider, Big River Broadband, offers DSL to around 12% of Cape Girardeau residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Cape Girardeau covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Cape Girardeau 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cape Girardeau, $57.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cape Girardeau, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Cape Girardeau. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cape Girardeau's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Cape Girardeau covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cape Girardeau, $57.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cape Girardeau, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Cape Girardeau. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cape Girardeau's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Big River Broadband DSL internet

Provider

Big River Broadband

Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1.5 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

12%

DSL from Big River Broadband offers broadband to a limited number of households in Cape Girardeau covering 12% of the area.

DSL internet from Big River Broadband uses telephone lines in Cape Girardeau 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 Big River Broadband start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cape Girardeau, $57.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Big River Broadband offers download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Cape Girardeau. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Cape Girardeau's providers, 39 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Cape Girardeau at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cape Girardeau at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Cape Girardeau residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Cape Girardeau with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Cape Girardeau. The next fastest internet provider in Cape Girardeau is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Big River Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Cape Girardeau with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Cape Girardeau, $57.99.

Sho-Me Technologies is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cape Girardeau, covering 14% of the city.

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.

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.