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Internet Providers in Sycamore, Illinois
Residential Internet Statistics for Sycamore, IL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$72.16|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Sycamore, Illinois:
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Internet Access in Sycamore, Illinois
Information on BroadbandNow is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. We also use direct provider coverage reports and other privatized data to enhance that data down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data on this page is gathered through our data division. BroadbandNow has collected and verified 476 Internet deals in Sycamore since 2014. Real-world speed test averages listed for Sycamore is based on the 5,221 speed tests shown in the tools below.
Taking a look now at network tech available in Sycamore, we see that the most common wired broadband Internet connection infrastructures are Cable (93.84 percent coverage) and Fiber (97.34 percent coverage). Television companies are where customers look for cable Internet, seeing as they can re-purpose existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Local subscribers to cable providers like XFINITY from Comcast overwhelmingly select it because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Fiber is built on future-proofed Fiber-optical lines, which are made of hair-like glass strands which can transmit binary data as light. Some fiber connections switch to coaxial cables in the "last mile." Copper-based last mile connections slow speeds, but they are almost always a grade higher than regular cable or DSL.
Metronet is an alternative to the primary providers, serving Sycamore with a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet in Sycamore. For example, fixed wireless companies such as Intelligent Computing Solutions can reach 10 Mbps over direct wireless technology. Outside of residential Internet, there are also 6 providers in Sycamore selling enterprise and business products and services like T1. The small business providers listed above include every local provider with explicit business services advertised on their site, although some providers sell both home and business-class Internet.
The average Sycamore home will find 5-6 companies serving their address. Only 3.48 percent of Sycamore residents are stuck with one or fewer options for residential broadband.
According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Sycamore in terms of coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, the more common providers frequently compete at addresses around Sycamore.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.5% of consumers in Sycamore700 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 Sycamore, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||93.8%|
|DNA Communications||950 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||11.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||67.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||88.9%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Sycamore
Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since customers view them as a tactic to discourage streaming, while providers maintain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Sycamore to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sycamore||84.2 Mbps||12||$0.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +450.2 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +64.6 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.14 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +76.4 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +85.3 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.17 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +77.9 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|