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Internet Providers in Philo, Illinois
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Internet Access in Philo, Illinois
4-5 ISPs are available at the average Philo address. This is a strong amount of choice in comparison to other cities. Competition of several providers in a city is correlated with lower regional pricing.
Rise Broadband and Frontier Communications also have coverage in Philo, with significant shared territory in some parts of town.
Cable and DSL are the two main network options within the Philo metro area, frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable network speed tends to be stronger. That said, the overall speeds seen with either network type are comparable.
The plans displayed above are gathered by hand through our data science and research team. We've gathered 359 Internet packages in Philo since 2014.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Philo so far as coverage area. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these ISPs often overlap in different neighborhoods around Philo.
Internet Statistics 2021
16.7% of consumers in Philo200 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 Philo, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||88.4%|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||9.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||99.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||90.6%|
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.
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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Philo
Data collected by our market research team shows that many of the popular providers in Philo place some sort of limit on streaming on residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Philo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Philo||5.6 Mbps||8||$0.87 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +528.8 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +143.2 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +155 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +163.9 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +156.5 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|