Internet Providers in Alexander, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alexander, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 3.9 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 115 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 95.16%

Internet Access in Alexander, Illinois

The average address in Alexander is serviceable by around 3 companies This is actually a good amount of choice compared with other communities. Competition often results in lower pricing.

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 (formerly Exede) 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alexander, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Illinois Electric Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alexander, Illinois

  • Frontier - 57.1% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 44.9% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Illinois Electric Cooperative - 4.8% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Alexander - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alexander

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Alexander is the 827th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Waverly, but behind Pleasant Plains, New Berlin, Ashland, and Jacksonville.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alexander

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Illinois Electric Cooperative Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 57.1%+ 115 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 44.9%+ 50 Mbps
Royell Communications Fixed Wireless 27.0%+ 15 Mbps
CASSCOMM Fixed Wireless 16.6%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Royell Communications Fixed Wireless 41.9%+ 15 Mbps

Compare Alexander to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alexander 3.9 Mbps 8 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +345.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +95.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +107.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +111.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )