Internet Providers in Alexander, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alexander, IL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 1
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.99

Internet Access in Alexander, Illinois

The average census block area in Alexander has coverage by an average of 2.51 companies. As a result, the majority of houses in Alexander have at least 2-3 choices for Internet service, and residents can change providers when disappointed with a company.

We should note here that since FCC availability data is only collected biannually and only made public 6+ months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Frontier Communications is also a common Internet option in Alexander, offering DSL service available to 57 percent of Alexander. Illinois Electric Cooperative offers an alternative wireless service worth noting for close to one hundred percent of Alexander, although it has to have roof access and line of site with a Illinois Electric Cooperative access point.

DSL Internet providers like Frontier Communications deliver Internet services using copper phone infrastructure, which is why it is sold through companies that historically offered landline phone connections. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) network technology is available for 57.60 percent of Alexander homes. See the table directly below for more information about how the advertised download speeds compare to current customers' speed and throughput locally.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Alexander as measured by coverage area. These companies frequently compete at addresses in different neighborhoods around Alexander.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Alexander, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Illinois Electric Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s 4.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 57.1%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 44.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alexander

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Alexander is the 734th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Waverly, but behind Pleasant Plains, New Berlin, Jacksonville, and Ashland.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Morgan 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.

In Morgan 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 Video Streaming Around Alexander

Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the top providers in the area currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services. Providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Alexander to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alexander 1.3 Mbps 8 $3.68 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +533.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +147.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +159.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +168.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +160.8 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )