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Internet Providers in Brighton, Illinois
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Internet Access in Brighton, Illinois
IPBB and Fixed Wireless and Fixed Wireless lines are prevalent wired broadband technologies in Brighton, showing 80.64 percent and 47.20 percent network reach in the area.
Remember that since FCC data is currently collected biannually and only published 6+ months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Brighton's primary wired broadband options.
Broadband competition in Brighton is overall high, with most homes having 3-4 Internet service providers available in their area. Access isn't distributed evenly — as a notable 38.82 percent of residents still have only one or zero options for true broadband service.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, AT&T Internet is also in Brighton with IPBB and Fixed Wireless availability in 80 percent of residents and a top speed of 75 Mbps. Providers like Wisper ISP can deliver 50 Mbps or more via wireless hardware. Explore the interactive map on the page below to compare how many options residents have at the census block level, or check the "Download Speeds" tab to compare how Viasat compares with other Brighton options in real-world speed tests.
Internet Statistics 2021
38.8% of consumers in Brighton2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Brighton, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||58.3%|
|Rise Broadband||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||47.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||80.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||9.4%|
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Brighton
Many Internet companies have moved to add data "plans" onto consumer broadband plans in recent years. The market trend holds true in Brighton, with local providers such as Sparklight selling capped plans. This doesn't matter for most Internet subscribers, but it can affect those that consume a lot of high-def video. Data caps for cable plans tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is way more than is used by 99% of customers. Potential Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers should confirm data limits before signing a contract.
Compare Brighton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Brighton||8.7 Mbps||10||$0.63 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +525.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.1 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +151.9 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +160.8 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +153.4 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|