Best Petersburg Internet Service Providers
Petersburg, IL has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Petersburg. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Petersburg is Cass Communications Management. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Cass Communications Management||Cable, Fiber||50 Mbps||5 Mbps||99.4%|
|2||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||AT&T||DSL||25 Mbps||2 Mbps||21.6%|
Petersburg IL Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Petersburg of 1.32 Mbps are slower than the Menard County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Illinois.
Petersburg Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Petersburg is 1.32 Mbps. This is 22.4% slower than the Menard County average and 88.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 64.0% of Menard County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 9.3% of Menard County residents
The average internet download speed in Menard County is 10.2 Mbps based upon 14960 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Petersburg is 58.2% slower than the average in Illinois and 65.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Petersburg is 11.2 Mbps based upon 6864 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Petersburg residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Cass Communications Management as the top provider for Petersburg, Illinois.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Petersburg, Illinois?
The following zip codes were used: 62675
How do the internet speeds in Petersburg compare to other cities in Illinois?
Click through to see how the Petersburg broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bannockburn, Bourbonnais, Carrollton, Farmington, Grandwood Park, La Grange Park, South Jacksonville
Who has the fastest internet service in Petersburg?
ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Petersburg.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Petersburg - AT&T.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Petersburg, IL residents.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
Petersburg Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages