Internet Providers in Wataga, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wataga, IL
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $51.79

Internet Access in Wataga, Illinois

Data below is based on biannual FCC broadband coverage reporting. We also use direct provider coverage reports to further validate the information. Plan, pricing, and other data is gathered manually by our research division. We have collected and verified 215 broadband plans in Wataga since founding in 2014. FCC broadband coverage data is updated every two quarters, but frequently gets posted here before governmental releases for most large providers.

The majority of Wataga residents have 2-3 wired broadband service providers available to them (2.43 per census block). 16.61 percent of Wataga residents are limited to one or fewer options for their Internet provider. cable and DSL broadband usually offer the most agreeable pricing for home use.

Viasat Internet is the most commonly available choice for Wataga residents. near one hundred percent of the Wataga area can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite Internet service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Wataga is 25 megabits per second download.

Looking at network technologies with significant infrastructure built within the area, the most common wired broadband Internet tech infrastructures are DSL (94.46 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Telephone companies are the main source for DSL service, because DSL transmits digital information via telephone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper construction of telephone lines provides a lower bandwidth ceiling than more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, CenturyLink is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 94 percent of Wataga. Wireless companies such as Network Business Systems are also sometimes a good choice. However, the main wired providers are usually a stronger deal so far as performance and pricing.

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 Wataga, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Oneida Telephone Exchange 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wataga, Illinois

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 94.5% Availability in Wataga - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 83.0% Availability in Wataga - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Oneida Telephone Exchange - Fiber - 4.6% Availability in Wataga - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wataga - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wataga - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Wataga is the 510th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Cambridge, Galesburg, Abingdon, and Knoxville, but behind Galva.

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

Approximately 300 people in Knox 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 83% of Wataga 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.

In Knox County, approximately 2,000 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 Cap Issues Around Wataga

Data collected by our researchers shows that common ISPs currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because users see them as a strategy to limit video streaming. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wataga

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 94.5%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 83.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Network Business Systems Fixed Wireless 42.8%+ 6 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 17.8%+ 100 Mbps
Oneida Telephone Exchange Fiber 4.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 75.5%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 100 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 24.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 17.2%+ 1,000 Mbps