Internet Providers in West Salem, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for West Salem, IL
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.31

Internet Access in West Salem, Illinois

West Salem offers 5 home Internet providers, or 7 when including business and mobile operators. Consumers have access to 4 choices for wired broadband, which in West Salem usually means DSL.

The packages listed on this page are collected individually by our research division.

DSL Internet has a wide coverage area compared to other Internet options within West Salem since pretty much every house in West Salem is wired with phone lines. The physical DSL wire usually reaches the subscriber via a utility pole, which continues to a modem attached to the phone outlet to enable your Wifi.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

To sum up the situation, most West Salem residents have 2-3 choices for Internet. For Illinois, this is around the norm. West Salem ranks 883rd in terms of the number of providers available at local addresses.

  • There are 7 internet providers in West Salem with 5 of those offering residential service
  • West Salem is the 883rd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Sumner, but behind Mount Carmel, Albion, Noble, and Olney.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 West Salem, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Wabash Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in West Salem, Illinois

  • Frontier - DSL - 76.6% Availability in West Salem - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Wabash Communications - Fiber - 56.2% Availability in West Salem - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Salem - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Salem - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For West Salem

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West Salem is the 883rd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Sumner, but behind Mount Carmel, Albion, Noble, and Olney.

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

Approximately 600 people in Edwards 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.

Fiber Availability: 56% of people living in West Salem have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 50% of West Salem 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 Edwards County, approximately 1,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In West Salem

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 98.0%+ 1.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 76.6%+ 115 Mbps
Wabash Communications Fiber 56.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps

Compare West Salem to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
West Salem 2 Mbps 5 $0.94 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +413.4 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +116.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +114.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +125.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in West Salem

BSpeedy internet service

I have been with BSpeedy for several years and have excellent service from them and quick response if a problem arises. The only reason I am searching other providers is because of health reasons and we need to move closer to my daughter who lives in Wheeler, IL. I just hope I can find a provider as good as the one I will be leaving.