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Internet Providers in Watseka, Illinois
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Internet Access in Watseka, Illinois
Watseka features a total of 9 broadband providers offering home connections. Including business ISPs, there are 13 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 297 Watseka Internet plans since 2014, with 49 Internet or bundled plans currently active in the area.
Viasat Internet 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 5.53 Internet providers per census block. Still, 16.13 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.
Internet Statistics 2022
16.1% of consumers in Watseka1,000 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||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||87.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||84.3%|
|Rise Broadband||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||97.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||83.7%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||3.1%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Watseka
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 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.
Compare Watseka to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Watseka||68.4 Mbps||9||$0.64 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +477.2 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +92.9 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +112.5 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +118.2 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +110.7 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|