Internet Providers in Thornton, IL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Thornton, IL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$49.99|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Thornton, Illinois
Internet Access in Thornton, Illinois
Thornton residences have an average of 2.86 providers to choose from. This is a normal level of competition, since the majority of companies that sell Internet used to be cable television and phone providers, and most houses are equipped for both.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Thornton, often competing for the same customers.
DSL and cable are the dominant network technologies around Thornton. They are frequently overlapping and competing on service quality. Performance from cable tends to be better. That said, the overall speeds seen with either network type are similar.
The packages shown above are manually gathered through our data science division. The 24 Internet plans shown are the latest of 274 packages we've aggregated in Thornton to date.
Viasat Internet is the most frequently available provider overall. They have Internet coverage reaching near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, is available for about virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. In general, anything over 10 megabits per second is enough to stream standard definition videos over WiFi, but becomes an issue for large households or high-bandwidth services like video chat and etc. Explore the availability map on this page to see how Internet options compare at the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2021
6.2% of consumers in Thornton100 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 Thornton, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.1%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||93.8%|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||93.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 Thornton Internet Plans
Internet providers have begun to impose data limits onto their consumer Internet plans in recent years. The trend holds true in the Thornton market, with local ISPs like Xfinity selling capped plans. It's not a major concern for the majority of residents, but may affect those that consume a lot of high-def video. Data caps for cable plans tend to be in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is more than 99 percent of customers use, according to reports from Comcast. XFINITY from Comcast customers are advised to verify data caps when signing up.
Compare Thornton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Thornton||80.2 Mbps||5||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +454.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +68.6 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +80.4 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +89.3 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +81.9 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|