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Internet Providers in Blue Island, Illinois
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Internet Access in Blue Island, Illinois
Information below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to enhance the data. Plan, pricing, and other data is gathered manually by our data team. We have collected and verified 458 broadband plans in the area around Blue Island. Speed test data in Blue Island is limited to the 7,670 user speed tests shown in the listings below.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as EarthLink can also provide Internet service in Blue Island, with significant shared territory in some neighborhoods.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Blue Island.
DSL and cable are the primary broadband types within the Blue Island area, frequently overlapping and generally competing with each other. Cable speed is overall better. That said, the overall speeds seen with either Internet technology system are comparable.
Click into the map below to explore broadband competition on the granular street level. As illustrated, while the majority of neighborhoods have around 3 options for service, others are less fortunate or may be limited to one. As of 2021, a notable 6.72 percent of households have one or fewer Internet options.
Internet Statistics 2021
6.7% of consumers in Blue Island1,000 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 Blue Island, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||92.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||89.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||89.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Blue Island
Data collected by our research team shows that top ISPs in the area use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Blue Island to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Blue Island||156 Mbps||7||$0.24 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +378.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -7.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +4.6 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +13.5 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +6.1 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|