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Internet Providers in Freeport, Illinois
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Internet Access in Freeport, Illinois
FCC data shows two primary broadband service types within Freeport: coaxial cable (91.91% availability) and DSL (88.79% coverage). Cable broadband service is delivered from cable TV providers, using copper coaxial TV lines strung up on telephone poles or buried in the street. DSL, similarly, is delivered over twisted copper phone wires. The majority of Freeport blocks have access to coaxial cable and/or DSL from two or more telecom companies.
Rise Broadband and Xfinity also have Internet service in Freeport, often competing for the same customers.
The plans displayed on this page are manually collected by our data science team. We have aggregated 429 Internet plans in Freeport since 2014.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Freeport.
Initialize the interactive map below to explore broadband competition on a granular street level. You will likely find that while the majority of census blocks have about 3 choices for service, some areas can be less fortunate or might be limited to one. Despite fiber advances, a surprising 15.9 percent of households are in exactly this situation.
Internet Statistics 2022
15.9% of consumers in Freeport5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Freeport, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||94.3%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||61.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||61.8%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||88.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Freeport
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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Freeport
Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the top ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Freeport to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Freeport||49 Mbps||8||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +496.6 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +112.3 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +131.9 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +137.6 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +130.1 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Freeport
Service is bad
Service cuts in and out constantly a lot, can't even get 400 Kbps have to keep resetting modem sometimes that doesn't even work.