To determine the best internet speed for your home, consider the number of smart phones, smart TV’s, tablets and computers you have.
This table represents our recommendation:1-450mbps5-9100mbs10-14300mbps15+900mbpsWant a more personalized recommendation? Our experts are available to help: (855) 947-3388
Internet Providers in Rock Island, Washington
Residential Internet Statistics for Rock Island, WA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$69.8|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Rock Island, Washington:
Showing 1 to 6 Providers
Internet Access in Rock Island, Washington
There are an average of 2.36 Internet providers per census block in Rock Island. This means that most households in Rock Island have at least 2-3 choices for Internet service.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Rock Island.
Spectrum is another common broadband option in Rock Island. They offer Cable connections in 86 percent of the area.
Keep in mind that since FCC availability data is only tallied up biannually and only published six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the delay.
To summarize, Rock Island's Internet situation follows a common pattern in US towns and cities: wide coverage for bundled cable and DSL Internet service, but limited choice since the majority of houses are limited to one company for either Internet service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband providers have their roots as cable television and telephone corporations. So, they use these pre-existing infrastructures to deliver Internet service.
Internet Statistics 2021
16.9% of consumers in Rock Island200 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.
Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?
Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.
Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rock Island, Washington
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|LocalTel Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||16.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ziply Fiber||24 Mbps||DSL||5m 41s||85.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Rock Island
Data collected by our research team suggests that top ISPs in the area currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.