Internet Providers in Bloomington, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bloomington, IL
Internet Providers: 22
Internet Plans: 24
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.18

Internet Access in Bloomington, Illinois

Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Bloomington compared with other Illinois cities, with is an average of 5.97 providers available in each census block. Bloomington ranks 24th on the "most connected city" charts. Only 3.05 percent of Bloomington addresses have fewer than two options so far as broadband service.

Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Bloomington.

XFINITY from Comcast and Frontier Communications also have coverage in Bloomington, often competing for the same customers.

In terms of network options, Bloomington has every common broadband varieties: fiber, cable, and DSL. Among the local options, Fiber service is overall the better option. Fiber Internet has 83.56 percent availability in Bloomington.

The coverage stats here comes via FCC provider-reported data, requiring Internet providers in Bloomington to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. Leveraging direct agreements with telecom companies nationally, we are able to validate this data with privatized data including lit addresses submitted via Internet providers directly. The speed averages shown here are calculated from browser-based speed tests originating from the Bloomington area in the M-Labs database, which is built into Google search as well as BroadbandNow. In terms of package pricing and info we pull data manually. Our market research team has found and listed 618 broadband packages relevant for Bloomington over recent years, and 68 of those are currently active.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Bloomington with 13 of those offering residential service
  • Bloomington is the 24th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Normal, Downs, Heyworth, Danvers, and Hudson.
  • The fastest zip code in Bloomington for April 2021 is 61701. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

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 Bloomington, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Metronet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Campus Communications Group 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Gridley Telephone Co 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
Gridley Telephone Co 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bloomington, Illinois

  • Xfinity - Cable - 93.8% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 90.6% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Metronet - Fiber - 84.7% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 81.6% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CCG - Fiber - 25.3% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 5.1% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • GTC - DSL - 1.9% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • GTC - Fiber - 1.9% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bloomington - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bloomington

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Bloomington is the 24th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Normal, Downs, Heyworth, Danvers, and Hudson.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in McLean 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: 84% of people living in Bloomington 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 97% of Bloomington 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.

As of this month, 61701 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bloomington.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In McLean County, approximately 13,000 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.

Internet Availability Surrounding Illinois Wesleyan University

Students residing within two miles of Illinois Wesleyan University can expect to have a selection between 5 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Bloomington, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed tests suggest that internet performance in the Illinois Wesleyan University area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (111.71 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be adequate for students in Bloomington who want to watch high-definition video, share a connection with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search box on this page to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.

Data Caps Among Bloomington Internet Service Providers

Many Internet companies have begun to add "data caps" onto residential Internet plans in recent years. The trend holds true in the Bloomington market, with common Internet choices like Xfinity featuring plans with data caps. It's not a large concern for most customers, but may affect those who share their WiFi with multiple other household members or "power users" who consume a large amount of 4K video. If you are concerned about living under a set amount of data use, start by checking for fiber at your address using the search bar on this page. Fiber is sometimes higher priced. However, they usually provide unlimited data without throttling because the fiber cable doesn't have limited bandwidth seen with cable and DSL.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bloomington

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Heartland Cable Fixed Wireless 93.8%+ 1.5 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 93.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 90.6%+ 115 Mbps
Metronet Fiber 84.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 81.6%+ 50 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 81.5%+ 1.0 Mbps
MR Systems Wireless Fixed Wireless 44.9%+ 10 Mbps
Campus Communications Group Fiber 25.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 5.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Gridley Telephone Co DSL 1.9%+ 20 Mbps
Gridley Telephone Co Fiber 1.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Metronet Fiber 93.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 91.8%+ 987 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 87.5%+ 100 Mbps
MR Systems Wireless Fixed Wireless 63.5%+ 10 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 96.1%+ 115 Mbps
Campus Communications Group Fiber 41.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 7.9%+ 50 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 5.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 4.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Copper 0.8%+ 1.6 Mbps
Stratus Networks Fiber 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Bloomington to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bloomington 122.7 Mbps 14 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +292.7 Mbps ) 14 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -3.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +4 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -6.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +4.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +4.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Bloomington

Great Service

Fast rural service with no caps or overage fees like Satellite. They have longer live customer service hours including Saturdays than any other WISP in central IL.