Internet Providers in Sheffield, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sheffield, IL
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $46.43

Internet Access in Sheffield, Illinois

Consumers have access to 15 Internet providers operating in Sheffield. 5 of these are mobile LTE companies.

Looking specifically at the broadband technology options within Sheffield, there are essentially two primary options: cable (Mediacom Cable, for example) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Competition between broadband providers for residents of the Sheffield area is relatively high. The average resident has about 3-4 providers to choose from. This choice isn't always distributed fairly, however — as a surprising 39.67 percent of area residents still only have one option for wired broadband service.

We should note that since FCC availability data is only tallied up twice annually and only made public six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this problem.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, covering practically one hundred percent of Sheffield residents. HughesNet, in contrast, is available to near one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. Any speed over 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be sufficient for streaming lower-quality SD video over WiFi, but is likely to become problematic for large households or bandwidth-intensive services like video chat and multiplayer gaming. You can explore our Internet availability map below to see how Internet options compare down to the census block level in Sheffield.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sheffield, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s
Geneseo Communications 16 Mbps DSL 8m 32s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sheffield, Illinois

  • Frontier - DSL - 73.2% Availability in Sheffield - Call For Speed Availability
  • Mediacom - Cable - 68.1% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Geneseo - DSL - 6.3% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 16 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sheffield

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Sheffield is the 519th most connected city in Illinois behind Princeton, Walnut, Kewanee, Toulon, and Tampico.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 4,000 people in Bureau 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.

Approximately 60% of Sheffield 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 Bureau County, approximately 9,000 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 on Sheffield Internet Plans

Many Internet providers have been moving to add "data caps" onto their residential Internet packages lately. This trend holds true in Sheffield, with local providers like Mediacom featuring plans with data caps. This doesn't really matter for the majority of customers, but is liable to affect households who stream a large amount of high-def video. Caps with cable packages are generally about 1 Terabyte, which is way more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Comcast. Potential Mediacom Cable customers should confirm data limits when signing up, and not assume them based on phone rep statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sheffield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 100% 6 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 73.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
Mediacom Cable Cable 68.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
theWISP.net ,INC Fixed Wireless 8.0%+ 45 Mbps
Geneseo Communications DSL 6.3%+ 16 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
theWISP.net ,INC Fixed Wireless 51.4%+ 45 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 12.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 8.0%+ 1,000 Mbps