Internet Providers in Rock Island, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rock Island, IL
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $51.35

Internet Access in Rock Island, Illinois

The most commonly available wired broadband types in Rock Island are DSL networks and Satellite. FCC filings suggest DSL reaches a 94.13 percent footprint in the area, in contrast to the virtually one hundred percent Satellite service.

The packages shown here are collected manually by our data team.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Mediacom Cable as well as EarthLink also offer Internet service in Rock Island, with significant overlap in some blocks.

The average Rock Island household has 6-7 options for residential broadband, which is above average in the state. Rock Island is currently the 86th most connected city in Illinois. Underserved blocks are comparatively low, with only 2,000 limited to a single Internet option. Activate the map on the page below to explore data about Rock Island, and see Internet availability statistics at the census block level.

  • There are 18 internet providers in Rock Island with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Rock Island is the 86th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Milan and Taylor Ridge, but behind Davenport, Coal Valley, and Moline.
  • The fastest zip code in Rock Island for July 2021 is 61201. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Rock Island, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.5%
Geneseo Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 16.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s 93.2%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s 94.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rock Island

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Rock Island is the 86th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Milan and Taylor Ridge, but behind Davenport, Coal Valley, and 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: 17% of people living in Rock Island 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 94% of Rock Island 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, 61201 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Rock Island.

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

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.

Internet Coverage around Augustana College and Trinity College Of Nursing & Health Sciences

In the two-mile area around Augustana College, a normal home or apartment building will have 4-5 different choices for consumer internet access. The selection of internet service choices near Trinity College Of Nursing & Health Sciences is virtually the same. Both Augustana College and Trinity College Of Nursing & Health Sciences currently have download speeds that are appropriate for student use cases such as watching movies, downloading sizable items, and playing games. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every block around campus, and could be unavailable in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are based on download speed analysis', and actual performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised download speeds provided on this page.

Data Caps on Rock Island Internet Plans

Many Internet providers have moved to impose data "plans" onto residential Internet plans as of late. This trend holds true for the Rock Island market, with Internet choices like Mediacom featuring plans with data caps. It's not a large concern for the majority of customers, but it is liable to affect households that share the service or techies who consume a lot of HD or 4K video. Data caps for cable bundles are usually around 1 Terabyte, which is more than is used by 99% of users. Mediacom Cable customers in Rock Island are advised to double check data use policies when signing up.

Compare Rock Island to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rock Island 71.1 Mbps 11 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +463.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +77.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +89.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +98.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +91 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Rock Island

Terrible Service

I have had the hardest time with this company. Numerous times I was supposed to have been "locked" into a certain price for my bill and it constantly changes and goes up. If I have been "locked in" at a price it stays that way for maybe a month. I do not even get all my channels due to the Tegna dispute. It is very unfortunate there are no other cable providers in my area.

Not great.

Speeds are alright, price is way too much for how inconsistent it is. The data cap is a pain to deal with sometimes and it constantly goes out. Overall, it's not the best service around. Customer service doesn't help you very much and when they do, it takes forever to come over.