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Internet Providers in Kansas, Illinois
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Internet Access in Kansas, Illinois
Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Kansas in comparison to other Illinois cities. There is an average of 4.54 providers serviceable in each census block. Kansas ranks 868th on the "most connected city" charts. (Measured by the number of companies available at each address) Only 34.97 percent of Kansas residents are limited to one or fewer options for broadband service.
Viasat Internet or HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Kansas.
Cable and DSL Internet service providers like Frontier Communications make up the main broadband network systems available around Kansas.
Frontier Communications is another commonly available broadband option for Kansas, offering primarily DSL connections in 75 percent of the area. King Street Wireless is another alternative wireless service to 98 percent of local residents, although it has to have roof access or proximity to a King Street Wireless access point.
The coverage data on this page comes via FCC reported data, which requires Internet companies in Kansas to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. By leveraging direct agreements with ISPs, BroadbandNow is able to further verify this data in comparison to privatized data reported via telecoms. This allows us to produce more accurate maps and availability data than governmental tools. Between 2014–2021 our data team has crunched 2,116 rows of data about broadband networks in Kansas, and 4,689,114 on Illinois overall. The speed averages shown here are calculated from real-world speed tests from Kansas addresses in the M-Labs database, which is integrated with Google as well as BroadbandNow.
Internet Statistics 2021
35.0% of consumers in Kansas300 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 Kansas, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||69.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||75.2%|
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 Limits Among Kansas Internet Service Providers
Internet providers have decided to impose data limits to their consumer Internet plans recently. The trend is certainly true for Kansas, with common ISPs like Mediacom advertising capped plans. It's not a major concern for most customers, but it can affect users who share the connection or techies who upload a large amount of 4K video. Data caps on cable bundles tend to be about 1 Terabyte, which is an issue for less than 1% of Internet users, according to reports from Comcast. Potential Mediacom Cable customers in Kansas are advised to confirm data use policies before signing up.
Compare Kansas to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Kansas||39 Mbps||8||$0.68 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +495.4 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +109.8 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +121.6 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +130.5 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +123.1 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|