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Internet Providers in Erie, Illinois
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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 323 Erie Internet plans from 2014 to the present, with 56 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
29.1% of consumers in Erie700 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||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||72.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||90.3%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||9.8%|
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 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.
Compare Erie to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Erie||8 Mbps||10||$0.55 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +526.4 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152.6 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +161.5 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +154.1 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|