Internet Service Providers in Albion, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Albion, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 31.08 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 19.96%

Internet Access in Albion, Illinois

According to our latest availabliity data, there are two widely available Internet companies for Albion residents: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds as high as 35 Mbps and availability in near one hundred percent of the local area. HughesNet offers Satellite. They have coverage for virtually one hundred percent of the area.

Frontier Communications and Sparklight (formerly Cable One) also have coverage in Albion, although our speed test data indicates that real-world performance from Frontier may be more robust.

The Internet plans shown here are gathered manually through our data team. The 20 Internet plans shown are the most current out of 191 packages we've aggregated in Albion to date.

There's a decent amount of competition between providers within Albion, but 1,000 residents still don't have service from multiple providers. If these subscribers aren't pleased with their local provider, they have to use a lower-grade wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in Albion — the majority of households have 3 Internet choices.

In summary, residents are likely making a choice between DSL and Satellite. The mapping and speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed test statistics vary between specific neighborhoods and ISPs in Albion.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Albion with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Albion is the 432nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Grayville, New Harmony, Fairfield, and West Salem, but behind Mount Carmel.
  • The fastest zip code in Albion for February 2021 is 62806. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Albion, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Wabash Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Albion, Illinois

  • Frontier - 64.7% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 64.5% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Wabash Communications - 20.5% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Albion - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Albion

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Albion is the 432nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Grayville, New Harmony, Fairfield, and West Salem, but behind Mount Carmel.

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

Approximately 600 people in Edwards 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.

Fiber Availability: 21% of people living in Albion have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 61% of Albion 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.

As of this month, 62806 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Albion.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Edwards County, approximately 1,000 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 in Albion

Many Internet companies have been moving to impose data limits onto their home Internet packages recently. The market trend holds true in the Albion market, with ISPs such as Sparklight featuring capped plans. It's not a major concern for most residents, but may be an issue for subscribers who download a lot of high-def video. Caps for cable packages tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte. This is more than is used by 99% of users, according to reports from Comcast. Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers are advised to verify data caps when signing up. Do not assume them based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Albion

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 64.7%+ 115 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 64.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Wabash Communications Fiber 20.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 63.3%+ 115 Mbps
Clearwave Communications Fiber 6.9%+ -- Mbps

Compare Albion to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Albion 31.1 Mbps 6 $0.64 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +318 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +76 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +68.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +80.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +84.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )