Internet Providers in Sparta, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sparta, IL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $76.97

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. [1] 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 381 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.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Sparta with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Sparta is the 660th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Steeleville and Percy, but behind Marissa, Coulterville, and New Athens.
  • The fastest zip code in Sparta for April 2021 is 62286. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Egyptian Telephone Cooperative 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sparta, Illinois

  • Frontier - DSL - 90.5% Availability in Sparta - Call For Speed Availability
  • Sparklight - Cable - 78.2% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Egyptian Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 5.3% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sparta

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Sparta is the 660th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Steeleville and Percy, but behind Marissa, Coulterville, and New Athens.

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

Approximately 600 people in Randolph 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 76% of Sparta 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, 62286 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sparta.

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

In Randolph County, approximately 6,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sparta

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 90.5%+ Call For Speed Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 78.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Wisper ISP Fixed Wireless 9.6%+ 25 Mbps
BLIP Networks Fixed Wireless 8.4%+ 30 Mbps
Egyptian Telephone Cooperative DSL 5.3%+ 50 Mbps
Harrisonville Telephone Company Fixed Wireless 5.3%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Harrisonville Telephone Company Fixed Wireless 42.6%+ 30 Mbps
Clearwave Communications Fiber 10.0%+ -- Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.9%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Sparta to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sparta 148.5 Mbps 8 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +266.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -29.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -32.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -21.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -20.9 Mbps ) 8 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )