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Internet Providers in Sparta, Illinois
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Internet Access in Sparta, Illinois
There are two main Internet service types around Sparta: coaxial cable (78.20% availability) and DSL (92.88% availability). Coaxial cable Internet service is usually delivered from traditional cable TV providers via pre-existing coaxial television lines on telephone poles. DSL is sent via twisted copper phone wires.  The majority of Sparta street addresses can subscribe to coaxial cable and/or DSL from two alternating Internet companies.
Frontier Communications as well as Sparklight (formerly Cable One) also have Internet service in Sparta, often competing for the same customers.
The plans displayed on this page are manually gathered by our data science team. We've aggregated 380 packages in Sparta since 2014.
24.4 percent of Sparta is still left with only one or zero Internet choices. Adjusting for all census blocks in city limits, the average Internet user will have at least 2 Internet providers available. Areas with better choices usually see lower pricing and higher speed, since companies will improve service to earn subscribers.
According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable telecoms in Sparta in terms of coverage. The more common providers often compete at addresses around Sparta.
Internet Statistics 2021
24.4% of consumers in Sparta1,000 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 Sparta, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||78.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Egyptian Telephone Cooperative||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||5.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||90.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Video Streaming in Sparta
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the common ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because customers see caps as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Sparta to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sparta||464.3 Mbps||8||$0.94 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +70.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -315.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -303.7 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -294.8 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -302.2 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|