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Internet Providers in Melrose Park, Illinois
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Internet Access in Melrose Park, Illinois
Broadband competition in Melrose Park is above average compared to other Illinois cities, with are 4.43 providers per census block, on average. Melrose Park ranks at 133rd on the "most connected city" charts.
The data on this page is primarily sourced via FCC coverage reports, and is validated with private databases to output more accurate results than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. We've analyzed 531 Melrose Park Internet plans since 2014, with 45 Internet plans currently on the market in the area.
Xfinity is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Melrose Park with a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet access for residents of Melrose Park. For example, fixed wireless companies like Lynx Communications can deliver 200 Mbps using wireless technology. There are 8 companies in Melrose Park with enterprise and business services such as SD-WAN and MPLS. BroadbandNow includes every local provider with business packages advertised on their website.
Taking a look now at network tech with significant infrastructure already built across Melrose Park, we see that the most common physical wire broadband Internet tech varieties are DSL and Fiber and Cable, with 97.80% and 99.45% respectively. Cable Internet is marketed by traditional cable television providers, leveraging their existing coaxial cable TV networks. Local customers of cable Internet service providers such as Xfinity usually pick cable because of the reasonably low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)
Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They offer coverage reaching virtually one hundred percent of Melrose Park residents. HughesNet has registered availability for approximately virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages up to 25 Mbps. Any speed over 10 Mbps is sufficient for streaming standard definition video on WiFi. However, it may become challenging for large households or modern applications such as Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. You can explore the coverage map below to see how broadband coverage compares down to the census block level in Melrose Park.
- There are 21 internet providers in Melrose Park with 11 of those offering residential service
- Melrose Park is the 133rd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Bellwood, Maywood, River Grove, and Stone Park, but behind Franklin Park.
- Explore internet access for communities within Melrose Park: Northlake
Internet Statistics 2022
0.9% of consumers in Melrose Park400 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 Melrose Park, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||97.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||80.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||80.1%|
|AccessMedia3||3.0 Mbps||DSL||45m 30s||1.0%|
|Upstream Network||3.0 Mbps||DSL||45m 30s||1.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Melrose Park
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Caps in Melrose Park
Many Internet providers have begun to impose data limits to their consumer broadband plans in recent years. The market trend holds true in Melrose Park, with ISPs like Xfinity adding capped plans. It's not a large concern for most customers, but it can be an issue for households who stream a large amount of HD or 4K content. Data caps on cable packages tend to be around one Terabyte, which is more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Comcast. Xfinity customers should confirm data caps before signing a contract, and not assume them based soley on statements online.
Compare Melrose Park to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Melrose Park||80.1 Mbps||13||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +465.5 Mbps )||21 ( +8 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +81.2 Mbps )||20 ( +7 )||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +100.8 Mbps )||19 ( +6 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps )||26 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +99 Mbps )||10 ( -3 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|