Internet Providers in Forest City, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Forest City, IL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $83.71

Internet Access in Forest City, Illinois

FCC data is the backbone of the Forest City-area Internet access data listed here. To date, we've processed 1,031 rows of governmental data catalogues on Internet access in Forest City. Our research division has manually gathered local price data for 226 Internet and bundle plans in Forest City. We currently have limited speed test data on the Forest City area — only 34 total recordings in the past year. Residents should note advertised plan speeds listed above for ISPs like HughesNet.

Taking a look now at network technologies available in the area, we see that the most widespread physical wire Internet technology options are DSL (85.58 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Telephone companies usually offer DSL Internet service, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data packets over phone wires. As copper wires go, the twisted and bundled copper construction of telephone lines allows for lower speeds and bandwidth compared to cable and several times less than fiber.

The majority of Forest City residents have 2-3 wired broadband service providers available to them (2.46 per census block). 62.55% of Forest City residents — 300 people — are limited to one or fewer options. Regardless of other services available, DSL and cable broadband are likely to provide the best price and data packages for home use.

CenturyLink is a common alternative to the primary providers, serving Forest City with 85 percent availability and a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet for residents of Forest City. fixed wireless companies like Rocket Communications can reach 10 Mbps over wireless technology. Outside of consumer Internet, there are also 2 companies within city limits marketing enterprise and business services like point-to-point connectivity. Our listings include every provider with business plans on their website, but residential providers sometimes offer unlisted business options as well.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole. They offer coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available for virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be sufficient for streaming lower-quality videos on WiFi. However, it may become an issue when multiple users try to access bandwidth-intensive services like Skype, cloud apps, and etc. Refer to the availability map on this page to see how broadband coverage compares down to the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Forest City, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
CASSCOMM 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.5%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 85.6%
CASSCOMM 50 Mbps Cable 2m 43s 36.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 17.6%
CASSCOMM 4.0 Mbps DSL 34m 8s 4.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Forest City

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Forest City is the 744th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Manito, but behind Mason City, Havana, Green Valley, and Glasford.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Mason 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 37% of Forest City 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 Mason County, approximately 3,000 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.

Compare Forest City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Forest City 22.5 Mbps 8 $1.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +511.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +126.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +138.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +147 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +139.6 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )