Internet Providers in Gillespie, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gillespie, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 43.93 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 12.95%

Internet Access in Gillespie, Illinois

Coverage data shows two primary infrastructure options in Gillespie — cable (87.05% coverage) and DSL (90.27% coverage). Cable broadband service is generally delivered by traditional cable TV providers, using coaxial copper television cables mounted on utility poles. DSL, similarly, is delivered over phone wires. The majority of Gillespie street addresses have access to both cable service or DSL from two alternating Internet providers.

The broadband access information on this page comes via FCC reports specific to the area. Then, it is enhanced through privatized databases to output more granular results than is available from the FCC directly. Information on pricing and speeds of individual Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

The average home in Gillespie has 3-4 providers at a given location. Still, 19.37 percent of Gillespie residents have one option for home Internet.

Frontier Communications is a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer 90 percent availability and a maximum download speed of 24 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet for residents of Gillespie. For example, fixed wireless companies such as Royell Communications can deliver 15 Mbps using direct wireless links.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Gillespie as measured by coverage. As the maps below show, the more common providers frequently compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Gillespie.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Gillespie, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Madison Communications Company 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gillespie, Illinois

  • Frontier - 90.3% Availability in Gillespie - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 77.5% Availability in Gillespie - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Madison - 10.1% Availability in Gillespie - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Gillespie - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Gillespie - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gillespie

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Gillespie is the 624th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Mount Olive and Benld, but behind Litchfield, Staunton, and Bunker Hill.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Macoupin 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 81% of Gillespie 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 Macoupin County, approximately 11,000 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 Gillespie

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that top ISPs currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Internet access in Gillespie neighborhoods

Broadband data for Gillespie is available for these local neighborhoods: Dorchester.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gillespie

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 90.3%+ 115 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 77.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Royell Communications Fixed Wireless 53.1%+ 15 Mbps
Madison Communications Company Cable 10.1%+ 100 Mbps
Wisper ISP Fixed Wireless 7.6%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Royell Communications Fixed Wireless 80.5%+ 15 Mbps

Compare Gillespie to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gillespie 43.9 Mbps 7 $1.08 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +305.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +63.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +55.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +67.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +71.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Gillespie

Royell Communications is the best

They do a great job. I have had them for about 3 years, customer service is great and they are very reliable. A great value and I live in the country where you're very limited to good, reliable internet. I always tell people about Royell and I even got my son to hook with them