Internet Providers in Albany, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Albany, IL
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.7

Internet Access in Albany, Illinois

Albany features only two dominent Internet service options: cable (75.08% availability) and DSL (91.56% coverage). Cable Internet access is generally provided by cable TV providers using their pre-existing copper coaxial television lines on telephone poles. DSL Internet is sent via phone lines. The vast majority of Albany neighborhoods and blocks have access to cable or DSL from at least two Internet companies.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is tallied up biannually and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability data directly from some companies to help fix this issue.

Frontier Communications is also a commonly available Internet choice in Albany, offering DSL service in 91 percent of the area. Nextlink Internet offers an alternative wireless service worth noting to near one hundred percent of local residents. Keep in mind fixed wireless needs roof access and line of site with a Nextlink Internet tower or access point.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Albany's most common wired broadband providers.

Activate the map shown below to explore Internet service options at a granular census block level. You should find that while the majority of neighborhoods have about 3 choices, others can be less connected or may only have one provider in the area.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Albany, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Albany, Illinois

  • Frontier - DSL - 91.6% Availability in Albany - Call For Speed Availability
  • Mediacom - Cable - 75.1% Availability in Albany - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Albany - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Albany - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Albany

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Albany is the 998th most connected city in Illinois behind Camanche, Clinton, Port Byron, Erie, and Fulton.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Whiteside County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 68% of Albany residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Whiteside County, approximately 10,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Albany

Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the popular providers in Albany place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers view caps as a strategy to limit video streaming. Providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Albany

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 91.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
Mediacom Cable Cable 75.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
SandPrairie Wireless Fixed Wireless 20.4%+ 4.0 Mbps
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 15.8%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Mediacom Business Cable 10.0%+ 1,000 Mbps