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Internet Providers in Niles, Illinois
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Internet Access in Niles, Illinois
Niles currently has only two widespread wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. They have download speeds as high as 100 Mbps and coverage in close to one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they sell Satellite. They have coverage in near one hundred percent of Niles and advertised download speeds of 25 Mbps.
Cable and DSL are the main broadband network types around the Niles area. They are fighting over the same customers at many addresses and generally competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall stronger, but the overall speeds found with either Internet technology type are comparable.
The Internet packages displayed here are manually gathered by our data science and research team.
Most households in Niles have more than one ISPs available at a given address. That said, the amount of choice tends to rise and dip from block to block. The map on this page shows competition shifts around the city.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, AT&T Internet is also in Niles with coverage for practically one hundred percent of census blocks and a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from companies like Everywhere Wireless can deliver as much as 50 Mbps via wireless relays. There are also 9 providers with enterprise-level connections like MPLS. See the interactive map on the page below to see broadband coverage on the census block level.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Niles, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Niles
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 Niles
Internet providers have begun to add "data caps" to consumer Internet packages lately. This market trend holds true for the Niles market, with common providers like Xfinity adding capped plans. This might not really matter for most Internet users, but it is liable to affect those that download or upload a lot of 4K content. Caps on cable plans are usually around 1 Terabyte, which is way more than is used by 99% of users, according to reports from Comcast. XFINITY from Comcast customers in Niles are advised to confirm data caps before signing a contract.
Compare Niles to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Niles||156.6 Mbps||8||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +377.8 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -7.8 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +4 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +12.9 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +5.5 Mbps )||8||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|