Internet Service Providers in Watseka, Illinois

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Residential Internet Statistics for Watseka, IL
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 66.14 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 12.34%

Internet Access in Watseka, Illinois

Watseka features a total of 8 broadband providers offering home connections. Including business ISPs, there are 14 companies available locally, such as Rise Broadband.

The information listed here comes via FCC reports. Then, it is validated using private data sources and direct provider reporting to output more useful results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information on pricing and speeds of specific broadband plans is sourced by our research and analysis division, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. We've analyzed 349 Watseka Internet plans since 2014, with 49 Internet or bundled plans currently active in the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the widest availability in Watseka. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Watseka. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite Internet service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Watseka is 25 Mbps.

The average household in Watseka has 5-6 providers serving a given location, or exactly 5.56 Internet providers per census block. Still, 16.26 percent of Watseka residents have one option for Internet.

In closing: the most common broadband options within Watseka are IPBB and Fixed Wireless. The granular coverage maps and speed test data below show how the actual speed and performance results differ when comparing zip codes and providers in and around the area.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Watseka with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Watseka is the 170th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Kentland, Milford, Onarga, Gilman, and Clifton.
  • The fastest zip code in Watseka for February 2021 is 60970. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Watseka, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Watseka, Illinois

  • Rise Broadband - 97.4% Availability in Watseka - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 87.7% Availability in Watseka - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 83.7% Availability in Watseka - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Frontier - 3.1% Availability in Watseka - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Watseka - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Watseka - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Watseka

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Watseka is the 170th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Kentland, Milford, Onarga, Gilman, and Clifton.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Iroquois 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 84% of Watseka 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, 60970 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Watseka.

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

In Iroquois County, approximately 10,000 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 Among Watseka ISPs

Many Internet companies have begun to add data "plans" to consumer Internet plans lately. This market trend holds true in Watseka, with Internet companies like Mediacom advertising plans with data caps. It's not a large issue for most customers, but can affect those that share their service or techies who download a large amount of 4K video. Caps with cable plans are generally around one Terabyte, which is an issue for less than 1% of customers. Potential Mediacom Cable customers should double check data caps before signing up, and not assume them based soley on online statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Watseka

Provider Type Coverage Speed
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 97.4%+ 50 Mbps
Conxxus Fixed Wireless 94.5%+ 200 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 87.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL 83.7%+ 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 3.1%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 85.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 50.2%+ 115 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 1.3%+ 600 Mbps

Compare Watseka to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Watseka 66.1 Mbps 9 $1.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +283 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +41 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +33.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +45.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +49.2 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )