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Internet Providers in Paxton, Illinois
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Internet Access in Paxton, Illinois
Viasat Internet 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
19.0% of consumers in Paxton1,000 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||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||85.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||98.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||77.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Paxton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Paxton||117.5 Mbps||9||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +416.9 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +31.3 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +43.1 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +52 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +44.6 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|