Internet Providers in Paxton, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Paxton, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 85.18 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 14.55%

Internet Access in Paxton, Illinois

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Paxton. HughesNet is also widely available.

Each major broadband service type has availability in Paxton, including fiber, cable, and DSL. Fiber home broadband service has a coverage footprint of 67.11 percent. Cable and DSL Internet networks have 85.45 percent and 77.58 percent local footprints respectively.

Broadband competition in Paxton is high. Most homes have 6-7 providers available in their area. This choice isn't always spread out evenly, however — as a notable 18.97 percent of addresses in the area still only have one or fewer options for true wired broadband service.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is processed biannually and only made public six or more months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag time.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, Rise Broadband is a third choice for coverage in 98 percent of Paxton. Wireless companies like King Street Wireless are also worth looking at. However, the main wired options usually offer a better value so far as speed and price.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Paxton with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Paxton is the 252nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Rantoul, Fisher, and Onarga, but behind Saint Joseph and Gibson City.
  • The fastest zip code in Paxton for February 2021 is 60957. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Paxton, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Conxxus 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Paxton, Illinois

  • Rise Broadband - 98.9% Availability in Paxton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 85.5% Availability in Paxton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 77.6% Availability in Paxton - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Conxxus - 67.1% Availability in Paxton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Paxton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Paxton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Paxton

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Paxton is the 252nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Rantoul, Fisher, and Onarga, but behind Saint Joseph and Gibson City.

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 Ford 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: 67% of people living in Paxton 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.

Approximately 81% of Paxton 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.

As of this month, 60957 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Paxton.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Ford County, approximately 4,000 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 Cap Issues in Paxton

Data from our research team shows that top ISPs use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Paxton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Conxxus Fiber and Fixed Wireless 99.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.4%+ 1.0 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 98.9%+ 50 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 98.1%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 85.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 77.6%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 37.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
MCC Networks Fiber 11.7%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Paxton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Paxton 85.2 Mbps 9 $1.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +263.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +21.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +14.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +26.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +30.1 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )