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Internet Providers in Champaign, Illinois
Residential Internet Statistics for Champaign, IL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$56.89|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Champaign, Illinois:
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Internet Access in Champaign, Illinois
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Champaign. HughesNet is also a common option.
The plans shown here are manually collected by our data science and research staff.
XFINITY from Comcast and EarthLink can also provide coverage in Champaign, often competing for the same customers.
Most people in Champaign have two or more Internet providers available at a given address. The mapping tool below shows competition shifts around the city.
In summary, Champaign's Internet situation follows a similar pattern to other Illinois cities and towns: strong coverage for cable and DSL, but only two choices since most houses are limited to one provider for either service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet providers started as cable television and landline telephone companies. So, they can use pre-existing wired networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband Internet service. The area's average downstream performance is 8.91 percent higher than the Illinois average, accounting for all cities. Take a look at the user speed test data directly below for information about how local providers compare long term.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.0% of consumers in Champaign2,000 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 Champaign, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Campus Communications Group||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||37.1%|
|i3 Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||29.5%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.4%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||96.6%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||96.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||67.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||1.4%|
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.
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 Cap Issues Around Champaign
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that some of the common ISPs use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Champaign to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Champaign||178.9 Mbps||14||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +355.5 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -30.1 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -18.3 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -9.4 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -16.8 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|