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Internet Providers in Waynesville, Illinois
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Internet Access in Waynesville, Illinois
The average household in the Waynesville area is serviceable by about 4-5 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." This is a strong amount of choice compared to other cities. Competition of several providers in a city often results in more affordable pricing.
Frontier Communications is an second choice, serving Waynesville with 77 percent availability and a top download speed of 12 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet service for residents of Waynesville. For example, fixed wireless outfits such as MR Systems Wireless can deliver 10 Mbps or more using direct wireless links. There are also 3 providers in the area marketing enterprise-level products and services like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. Our results include every local provider with explicit business packages on their site, but keep in mind that residential companies might have unlisted business options as well.
The data listed here comes via FCC filings, and is confirmed through privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular results than governmental websites. Address-level data isn't available for all providers. Speeds and pricing data is sourced by our research team, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year.
Taking a look now at network technology with significant infrastructure built across the city, we see that the most widespread hardwired Internet tech types are Fixed Wireless and DSL, with 74.52% and 77.45% respectively. Phone providers are the main source for DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL sends digital data over phone wires. DSL is the slowest of all other wired Internet infrastructures.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Waynesville as measured by coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these providers frequently overlap in most neighborhoods around Waynesville.
Internet Statistics 2021
22.6% of consumers in Waynesville100 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 Waynesville, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||66.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||74.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||77.5%|
|EarthLink||15 Mbps||DSL||9m 6s||77.5%|
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 Around Waynesville
Data from our market research team suggests that some of the top ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view them as a strategy to limit streaming. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Waynesville to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Waynesville||2.9 Mbps||8||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +531.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +145.9 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +157.7 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +166.6 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +159.2 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|