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Internet Providers in Westfield, Illinois
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Internet Access in Westfield, Illinois
There are an average of 2.44 ISPs per census block in Westfield. As a result, the majority of houses in the area will have a minimum of 2-3 choices for Internet, and many residents can try a different provider if disappointed by a company.
Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Westfield.
The packages listed above are collected manually through our data team. The 38 plans displayed are the most recent of 192 broadband packages we've collected in Westfield to date.
Frontier Communications and Mediacom Cable can also provide coverage in Westfield, with overlap in some blocks.
Overall, Westfield's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in US cities: widespread coverage of cable and DSL Internet service, but limited choice since most residences are limited to one provider for either service. The cable/DSL pattern results from the fact that most Broadband Internet providers have their roots as television and landline telephone corporations. So, they use these pre-existing copper wired networks on utility poles for delivering broadband bundles.
Internet Statistics 2021
39.2% of consumers in Westfield300 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 Westfield, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||71.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||76.2%|
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 Cap Issues Around Westfield
Data from our researchers shows that some of the top ISPs in Westfield use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users see caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Westfield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Westfield||178.9 Mbps||6||$0.68 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +355.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -30.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -18.3 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -9.4 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -16.8 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|