Internet Providers in Ashland, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ashland, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 29.43 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 17.49%

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 (formerly Exede) 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 providers available in their area. This choice isn't distributed fairly, however — a surprising 17.49 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
CASSCOMM 1,000 Mbps DSL, Cable, and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ashland, Illinois

  • CASSCOMM - 88.8% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 60.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ashland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ashland

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Ashland is the 600th 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: 14% 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ashland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CASSCOMM DSL, Cable, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 88.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Illinois Electric Cooperative Fixed Wireless 99.2%+ 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 60.0%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 72.5%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ashland 29.4 Mbps 8 $1.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +319.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +77.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +70.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +82.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +85.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )