Internet Providers in Rapids City, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rapids City, IL
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Rapids City, Illinois

There are two primary Internet companies for Rapids City residents: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with download speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage for close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet provides Satellite. They have coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Rapids City.

Most people in Rapids City have two or more ISPs available to them. That said, the number of options will change depending on the neighborhood. The mapping tool below illustrates how competition changes around Rapids City.

When we zoom in on Internet service choices, Cable, DSL, and even fiber have coverage in Rapids City. Between the local options, Fiber service is generally the best option. Fiber service has 60.19 percent availability in Rapids City.

The packages shown here are manually collected through our data science team.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Frontier Communications also serves the area with availability for practically one hundred percent of census blocks and a recorded maximum speed of 24 Mbps. Plans from brands like Nextlink Internet deliver 40 Mbps or more via direct wireless links. See the interactive map on this page to compare broadband coverage at the census block level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rapids City, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Strada Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rapids City, Illinois

  • Frontier - DSL - 99.8% Availability in Rapids City - Call For Speed Availability
  • Mediacom - Cable - 97.3% Availability in Rapids City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Strada Communications - Fiber - 60.2% Availability in Rapids City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Rapids City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Rapids City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rapids City

Rapids City Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Rapids City is the 127th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Silvis and Port Byron, but behind Le Claire, Hampton, and East Moline.

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 Rock Island 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: 60% of people living in Rapids City 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 100% of Rapids City 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.

In Rock Island County, approximately 5,000 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 Caps Among Rapids City Broadband Providers

Internet companies have decided to add "data caps" onto home broadband packages recently. The market trend holds true in the Rapids City market, with local Internet companies like Mediacom featuring plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for most Internet users, but may affect subscribers that share the WiFi or "power users" who download or upload a large amount of high-def content. For reference, an HD stream on Netflix uses about 3GB of data hourly.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rapids City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 99.8%+ Call For Speed Availability
Mediacom Cable Cable 97.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 88.4%+ 6 Mbps
Strada Communications Fiber 60.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Everywhere Wireless Fixed Wireless 41.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Mediacom Business Cable 70.5%+ 1,000 Mbps