Internet Providers in Altona, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Altona, IL
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $85.69

Internet Access in Altona, Illinois

So far as types of Internet with availability, cable and fiber are the most commonly accessible choices for Altona residents. Cable TV and Internet is marketed by TV companies, which explains why cable companies listed above like Mediacom Cable offer cable TV channels along with their plans.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Altona.

Mid Century Telephone Cooperative and Mediacom Cable also provide Internet service in Altona, with 97 percent and 64 percent coverage of the area.

There's above-average competition between companies in the Altona area, but 200 people in the area don't have service from multiple providers. If these subscribers aren't satisfied by their local provider, they are forced to compromise for a less reliable wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in Altona — the average household has 3-4 Internet options.

Broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data and private data collected from telecom industry sources, or via private sources. Statistics regarding speed averages comes from M-Labs. Our market research team has manually collected price and plan details on 240 broadband plans in the Altona market to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Altona, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Oneida Telephone Exchange 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Woodhull Community Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Altona, Illinois

  • Mid Century Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 97.4% Availability in Altona - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 64.3% Availability in Altona - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Oneida Telephone Exchange - Fiber - 3.6% Availability in Altona - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Woodhull Community Telephone Company - Fiber - 2.3% Availability in Altona - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Altona - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Altona - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Altona

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Altona is the 874th most connected city in Illinois behind Galva, Kewanee, Toulon, Cambridge, and Galesburg.

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

Approximately 300 people in Knox 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: 100% of people living in Altona 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 68% of Altona 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 Knox County, approximately 2,000 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 and Cord Cutting in Altona

Data from our research team suggests that popular ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Altona

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 100% 6 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative Fiber 97.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 64.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Oneida Telephone Exchange Fiber 3.6%+ 100 Mbps
Woodhull Community Telephone Company Fiber 2.3%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 5.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Altona to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Altona 202.9 Mbps 8 $0.62 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +212.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -84 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -86.7 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -75.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -75.3 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )