Internet Providers in Erie, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Erie, IL
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.99

Internet Access in Erie, Illinois

Erie features only two dominent Internet technology options to understand: coaxial cable (72.42% availability) and DSL (90.50% coverage). Cable broadband service is provided through traditional cable TV companies using pre-existing copper coaxial television wires mounted on utility poles or buried in the street. DSL Internet is sent via phone wires. The majority of Erie neighborhoods and addresses can subscribe to both cable service and DSL from competing providers.

The information listed here is primarily sourced via FCC coverage reports, and is cross-validated with privatized databases to provide more detailed resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Data on pricing of individual Internet plans is generated by our research team, who collect tens of thousands of data points every year. We've catalogued 314 Erie Internet plans from 2014 to the present, with 55 Internet deals currently available in the area.

The average Erie building will have 4 companies at their address. Only 29.08 percent of the Erie population are limited to one or fewer options for residential broadband.

Frontier Communications is a common alternative, serving Erie with a maximum speed of 12 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only option for Internet access in Erie. fixed wireless companies such as Network Business Systems are able to achieve 6 Mbps via direct wireless technology. There are 2 providers within Erie with enterprise and business/smb products and services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes every local provider with explicit business services advertised on their website.

According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Erie in terms of coverage area. As the interactive maps below illustrate, the more common companies often compete at addresses around Erie.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Erie, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Erie, Illinois

  • Frontier - DSL - 90.3% Availability in Erie - Call For Speed Availability
  • Mediacom - Cable - 72.4% Availability in Erie - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 9.8% Availability in Erie - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Erie - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Erie - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Erie

Erie Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Erie is the 536th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Fulton, but behind Camanche, Port Byron, Prophetstown, and Morrison.

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 Whiteside 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.

Approximately 71% of Erie 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.

In Whiteside County, approximately 10,000 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.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Erie

Data from our research team suggests that common providers in Erie place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Erie

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 100% 6 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 90.3%+ Call For Speed Availability
Mediacom Cable Cable 72.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
SandPrairie Wireless Fixed Wireless 16.1%+ 4.0 Mbps
theWISP.net ,INC Fixed Wireless 13.3%+ 45 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 9.8%+ 50 Mbps
Geneseo Communications Fixed Wireless 5.4%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 42.3%+ 100 Mbps
theWISP.net ,INC Fixed Wireless 55.5%+ 45 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 28.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Erie to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Erie 12.1 Mbps 10 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +403.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +106.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +104.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +115.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +115.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )