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Internet Providers in Byron, Illinois
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Internet Access in Byron, Illinois
Byron currently has two widespread wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. They have speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability in virtually one hundred percent of the area. As for HughesNet, they market Satellite, with availability in virtually one hundred percent of Byron and advertised download speeds up to a maximum of 25 Mbps.
When we're looking at network technologies available in the area, the most widespread hardwired broadband tech varieties are Cable and Fixed Wireless, with 95.28% and 99.29% respectively. Cable internet connections are sold by former residential television operators, using their preexisting coaxial cable networks. Byron customers of cable companies like XFINITY from Comcast overwhelmingly select it due to the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
The information on this page comes via FCC reports. Then, it is validated through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information about pricing of individual Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.
The average home in Byron will have 3-4 providers at any given location, or exactly 3.71 providers in each census block. Still, 11.12 percent of the Byron population are stuck with one option for Internet.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Rise Broadband is also in Byron with a recorded maximum speed of 25 Mbps. Providers like LR Communications deliver as much as 6 Mbps via wireless hardware. See the interactive map to compare broadband coverage on a granular level, and check our speed data to compare how local ISPs compare in real-world speed tests.
Internet Statistics 2021
11.1% of consumers in Byron800 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 Byron, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||95.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||99.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||91.3%|
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.
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 on Byron Internet Plans
Internet companies have decided to increase the use of data limits to consumer broadband packages lately. This market trend is certainly true in Byron, with providers like Xfinity advertising capped plans. This might not really matter for the majority of customers, but it may affect users that share the connection with multiple other household members or "power users" who consume a large amount of 4K video. Data caps for cable plans are usually about 1 Terabyte. This is a problem for fewer than 1% of Internet users, according to a report from Comcast. Potential XFINITY from Comcast customers should double check data use policies before signing a contract, and not presume them based on online statements.
Compare Byron to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Byron||298 Mbps||7||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +236.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -149.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -137.4 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -128.5 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -135.9 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|