Internet Providers in Ashland, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ashland, IL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $88.53

Internet Access in Ashland, Illinois

Consumers have access to 12 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Ashland. 4 of these are mobile LTE companies and 8 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

We should note here that since FCC coverage data is collected biannually and only published six or more months after that, availability shown here may not be complete.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Ashland's most widely available wired broadband options.

Competition between broadband providers in Ashland is overall high, with most homes having 3-4 providers available in their area. This choice isn't distributed fairly, however — a surprising 16.81 percent of residents still have only one option.

To summarize, Ashland's Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US cities and towns: widespread coverage of bundled cable and DSL, with the problem being that most houses are stuck with one company for subscribing to either type of Internet service. This pattern is normal because Broadband Internet companies are former cable TV and landline phone companies. So, they already own conveniently pre-built wired networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband service.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Ashland, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
CASSCOMM 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 15.1%
CASSCOMM 50 Mbps Cable 2m 43s 73.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 60.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
CASSCOMM 4.0 Mbps DSL 34m 8s 88.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ashland

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Ashland is the 551st most connected city in Illinois ahead of Virginia, but behind Athens, Pleasant Plains, Petersburg, and New Berlin.

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

Approximately 500 people in Cass 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: 15% of people living in Ashland 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 83% of Ashland 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 Cass County, approximately 900 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 Ashland

Data collected by our market research team shows that common ISPs currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ashland 30.9 Mbps 8 $1.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +503.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +117.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +129.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +138.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +131.2 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )