Internet Providers in Forreston, IL

Residential Internet Statistics for Forreston, IL
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $24.95
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Cable

Top Internet Providers in Forreston, Illinois:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    68.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    68.3% Available
  • 2. Rise Broadband
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    99.9% Available
  • 3. Frontier
    94.9% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    94.9% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. LR
    93.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    93.3% Available
  • 7. 7. JCWIFI
    18.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *80 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    18.6% Available

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Internet Access in Forreston, Illinois

Data on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other private data to enhance the information down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other information on BroadbandNow is aggregated by our research team. To date, we've aggregated 349 Internet plans in the area around Forreston since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Zooming in on the technologies in Forreston, you essentially see two systems: cable (providers such as Xfinity) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Viasat Internet or HughesNet are the main Internet options in Forreston.

Broadband competition in the Forreston area is overall high. The average resident has about 3-4 Internet providers available in their area. Access isn't always distributed fairly. A surprising 38.5 percent of households in the area still have only one option for true broadband service.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, Rise Broadband provides a third option for Internet in practically one hundred percent of Forreston. Wireless companies like LR Communications are also worth looking at, but the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to performance.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Forreston, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 68.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 99.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL -- 94.9%
800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Forreston is the 801st most connected city in Illinois ahead of Polo and Lanark, but behind Leaf River, Mount Morris, and Freeport.

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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 Ogle County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 62% of Forreston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Ogle County, approximately 11,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Forreston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Forreston 22.1 Mbps 7 $3.65 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +559.6 Mbps ) 22 ( +15 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +150.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +177.6 Mbps ) 20 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +180.1 Mbps ) 27 ( +20 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +174.4 Mbps ) 11 ( +4 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )