Internet Providers in Laura, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Laura, IL
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $109.12

Internet Access in Laura, Illinois

FCC datasets are the backbone for the Laura coverage data presented on BroadbandNow. Since 2014, we've analyzed 465 rows of FCC and privatized databases about Internet access within Laura. We don't have a sufficient amount of speed test information for measuring how local network speeds compare to advertised plan speeds for Laura residents. The local data vizualizations below are scheduled for an update when there are enough data points to illustrate changes long-term.

Taking a look now at network tech being used Laura, the most frequently available wired broadband technology types are Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (49.36 percent coverage). Fiber uses future-proofed Fiber-optical lines, which are composed of densely packed glass strands which can transmit Internet data as light. Fiber Internet provides stronger download rates and performance, but sometimes switch over to older copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Coaxial technology can hamper performance, but they are still a grade higher than cable or DSL.

Mid Century Telephone Cooperative is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer a maximum download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet in Laura. fixed wireless providers such as Network Business Systems are able to reach 6 Mbps or more via direct wireless technology. Outside of home Internet, there are also 2 companies in the area offering specialized enterprise and smb services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. Our results include every provider with business services advertised online.

Since many buildings are only wired for one telephone company and one cable TV provider, the majority of Laura households have 2 wired broadband service providers available to them. 100 percent of Laura residents — 300 people in total — have one or fewer options. DSL and cable broadband services generally offer the most reasonable price for home use.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, registered with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Laura residents. HughesNet, in contrast, is available for practically one hundred percent of residents. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 Mbps is enough for streaming SD video on WiFi. However, it may become problematic for large households or high-bandwidth apps such as video conferencing and etc. Refer to the coverage map below to see Internet options on a granular 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 Laura, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Laura, Illinois

  • Mid Century Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 22.9% Availability in Laura - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Mid Century Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 49.4% Availability in Laura - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Laura - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Laura - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Laura

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Laura is the 804th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Wyoming, but behind Elmwood, Princeville, Brimfield, and Toulon.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Peoria 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.

Fiber Availability: 49% of people living in Laura have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Peoria County, approximately 9,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Laura

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 86.3%+ 6 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 73.8%+ 100 Mbps
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative DSL 22.9%+ 40 Mbps
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative Fiber 49.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Noize Communications LLC Fixed Wireless 34.4%+ 50 Mbps
DerbyNet Fixed Wireless 10.7%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative DSL 59.8%+ 40 Mbps
Mid Century Telephone Cooperative Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps