Internet Providers in Alton, Illinois

Most Popular Internet Providers in Alton, Illinois:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    92.5% Available
    92.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $35 - $129.99

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 75-1000mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Spectrum
    97.8% Available
    97.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $152.97

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Wireless speeds may vary
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes self-installation activation.
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Rise Broadband
    90.3% Available
    90.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $55 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile Home Internet
    41.6% Available
    41.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Ultra Home Internet
    41.6% Available
    41.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 8. 8. Wisper ISP
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
  • 1. Spectrum Business
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $64.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Wireless speeds may vary
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Rise Broadband
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $70 - $90

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    View Rise Broadband Details
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $70 - $90
    • Contracts: None required
  • 3. AT&T
    10.6% Available
    10.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $75 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-940mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $75 - $75
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 4. 4. Rise Broadband
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $70 - $90

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    View Rise Broadband Details
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $70 - $90
    • Contracts: None required
  • 5. 5. AT&T
    10.6% Available
    10.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $75 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-940mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $75 - $75
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. Spectrum Business
    3.5% Available
    3.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    View AT&T Wireless Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Cricket
    99.2% Available
    99.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $35 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    View Cricket Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55

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Internet Access in Alton, Illinois

4 Internet providers are available at the average Alton resident. In context, this is a good amount of choice compared to other communities. Competition of two or more Internet providers in a city is correlated with lower pricing.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Alton.

Remember that since FCC data is only processed twice a year and only released six months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Spectrum is another commonly available broadband option for Alton, offering primarily Cable connections in 97 percent of the area. Wisper ISP offers an alternative wireless service worth taking note of to practically one hundred percent of the area, although it requires roof access or line of site with a Wisper ISP access point.

So, looking at the big picture, Alton's broadband Internet infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many Illinois cities: wide availability of cable and DSL Internet service, except that most houses are limited to a single company for either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple cause. Internet providers started as cable television and landline phone companies. So, they already own these already connected wired networks on telephone poles for delivering Internet bundles.

Internet Statistics 2022

2,000 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 Alton, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 92.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s 90.3%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 41.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 41.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alton

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Alton is the 342nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Wood River, East Alton, Bethalto, and Cottage Hills, but behind Godfrey.

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 Madison 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: 28% of people living in Alton 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 94% of Alton 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 Madison County, approximately 5,000 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 Cap Issues Around Alton

Data from our research team suggests that some of the top providers in the area use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Alton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alton 160.3 Mbps 9 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +385.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +1 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +20.6 Mbps ) 19 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +26.3 Mbps ) 26 ( +17 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +18.8 Mbps ) 10 ( +1 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Alton

Great speeds.

I'm getting around 100 to 130 Mbps depending on town bandwidth. They hooked me up with a free modem and their rental routers for $5 per month.