Internet Providers in Shirland, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Shirland, IL
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 1
Fastest Speed Available: 30 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.99

Internet Access in Shirland, Illinois

Information on BroadbandNow is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to enhance the information. Plan and pricing information is gathered manually by our data team. To date, we've aggregated 188 bundled broadband plans in the area around Shirland since founding in 2014. FCC Internet coverage data is updated every two quarters. However, it often is available here before governmental publications for the major providers.

DSL broadband from phone companies has a wide coverage area in comparison to other types of wired broadband around Shirland because it uses phone wires to send digital data — the acronym is short for "Digital Subscriber Line."

Looking at the less developed neighborhoods in Shirland, data shows that as many as 100 people are left with one or fewer options for broadband-level Internet service.

Coverage from the biggest providers, Rise Broadband and Viasat Internet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Rise Broadband and Viasat is common in Shirland.

Besides the Internet options listed above, HughesNet is another option to consider. They have coverage in near one hundred percent of Shirland.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Shirland, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 95.7%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Shirland

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Shirland is the 1,170th most connected city in Illinois behind Beloit, South Beloit, Roscoe, Rockton, and Durand.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Winnebago 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.

In Winnebago County, approximately 12,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Shirland

Data collected by our research team shows that top providers in the area use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a tactic to limit streaming. Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.