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Best internet providers in Belleville, Illinois

As part of the St. Louis metropolitan area, Belleville, IL has decent access to high-speed internet service providers. Our top pick for reliable internet in Belleville is AT&T fiber, but not every address currently has access to it. More widely available internet providers include Spectrum and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet, which should both work well for the average household’s internet use.

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  • Plans starting at $55.00 - $180.00
  • Download speeds up to 5000Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 5000Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $29.99 - $169.97
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Upload speeds up to 35 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $50.00
  • Download speeds up to 182 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 23 Mbps

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How we rank internet providers
We have a robust rating system to score internet service providers overall, but the quality of service could vary city to city. When narrowing down the best providers specific to Belleville, we considered factors like availability, value, performance, and customer experience. We source information directly from the ISP's themselves, the FCC, and first-hand insights from residents of Belleville.
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Updated 5/8/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Belleville, IL

If you need internet in Belleville, IL then our top three picks are AT&T, Spectrum, and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.

#1: AT&T internet

AT&T fiber is sporadically available in Belleville, but if your address is eligible for the service, it’s our top pick for internet providers in the area. AT&T’s fiber connection is among the fastest options in Belleville, and it offers more than enough speed for both everyday internet browsing and high-bandwidth activities like gaming.

Read our full AT&T internet review.

#2: Spectrum internet

Even though Spectrum doesn’t offer fiber internet in Belleville, it’s still an excellent choice if AT&T fiber isn’t available. Spectrum’s cable connection has speeds up to 1 gig, which is more than your household should ever need. And Spectrum is widely available in Belleville — although you’ll still want to double check if your address is covered.

Read our full Spectrum internet review.

#3: T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

T-Mobile covers more of Belleville than either AT&T fiber or Spectrum, and its fixed wireless service tends to be less expensive than the other two as well. T-Mobile is our #3 pick for best internet provider in Belleville because fixed wireless can be slower than cable or fiber depending on your connection. But T-Mobile Home Internet is a great choice overall, especially if you’re budget-conscious.

Read our full T-Mobile Home Internet review.

All internet providers in Belleville

Some of the less widely available internet providers in Belleville include Verizon Home Internet and Wisper. Verizon Home Internet uses a fixed wireless connection like T-Mobile. Wisper is similar but a bit trickier to install.

While you (or someone else in your household) can easily set up Verizon Home Internet on your own, Wisper is more complicated. It requires an installation appointment with a technician to install a receiver on the outside of your house. Wisper works best for rural locations without a lot of other internet options.

Satellite providers Viasat, HughesNet, and Starlink also work best for rural locations. Satellite internet tends to be slower than other connection types, so we don’t recommend it if other providers are available.

Fastest internet providers in Belleville

The fastest internet providers in Belleville are Spectrum, and Verizon Home Internet. If you can get access to an AT&T fiber plan, then those speeds will likely be faster, but AT&T’s average speeds in Belleville are brought down by other older AT&T DSL plans in the area.

It might be a little difficult to find speeds up to 1 gig in Belleville, but most of the city has access to plans with speeds between 100 and 250 Mbps, which should work well for most people.

Satellite internet plans tend to also list speeds of around 100 Mbps, but these plans will likely still be slower than other connection types due to latency.

How much speed do you need?

When choosing an internet plan, you want to keep all of your activities running smoothly without paying extra for speeds you don't need. At the bare minimum, you need 25 Mbps to do light browsing on one or two devices. Most households with multiple people and multiple devices will want to look for speeds in the 100–500 Mbps range. Learn how much speed your household needs in our guide to internet speed.
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Cheapest internet providers in Belleville

The cheapest internet providers in Belleville are likely to be fixed wireless providers like T-Mobile Home Internet and Verizon Home Internet. T-Mobile generally starts at $50 per month, and Verizon can sometimes be even cheaper.

If you don’t need the highest-speed plan available, you can usually get plans from AT&T fiber and Spectrum that don’t cost too much more than T-Mobile Home Internet.

Internet options in nearby cities

Internet providers in nearby cities like St. Louis and O’Fallon are similar to Belleville, but they may have wider access than you’ll get here to fiber optic internet. Spectrum internet is reliably available in nearby cities, as is T-Mobile Home Internet. Access to other fixed wireless providers, like Verizon Home Internet and Brown Dog Networks, varies by location.

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What Belleville residents are saying on Reddit

Social media topics in the St. Louis area often center around fiber optic internet (like AT&T fiber) and its expansion, including through other providers like i3 Broadband and Gateway.

Belleville doesn’t have as much talk happening about the city itself on social media over the last year or so, but residents are waiting for further fiber optic expansion along with the rest of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Check out these Reddit threads to read what people are saying:

Post by u/blackbeardcutlass
Who are the best internet providers in the city

Maybe I should ask; who sucks the least.

Most helpful response

I'm very pleased with AT&T Fiber

Post by u/[deleted]
Best Internet providers in St. Louis

Looking for the best/fastest and some what decently cheap internet providers. My apartment agent told me they use At & T, but mentioned I could use which ever one I want. Anyone have any recommendations?

Most helpful response

If it's AT&T Fiber (vs. DSL), then that's the only right answer.

Post by u/southcityresident
Spectrum vs AT&T Internet

Spectrum just jumped my bill 33% saying that I was on a promotion that expired, even though I’ve been on the same plan for 8 years and was unaware of any promotion. It’s now $100/month for 500mb internet service. AT&T is offering this same speed at $65/month. Is there any reason not to switch? I know they’re both garbage companies, but does anyone have any reasons I shouldn’t just bounce between them?

Most helpful response

Is it AT&T Fiber? If so, no reason not to bail. It's great service, no contract.

Internet news and infrastructure in Belleville, IL

In 2022, i3 Broadband announced plans to invest $300 million in expanding fiber optic access in the St. Louis area, including Metro East. (1) This is a big project that will take multiple years to complete, but at the end of it, Belleville and other Metro East residents should have expanded access to faster and more reliable internet.

In Belleville, IL, 93% of households can get 100 Mbps, 91% can get 250 Mbps, and 16% can get 1 Gbps.

Frequently asked internet questions in Belleville

The fastest internet provider on average in Belleville is Spectrum internet. Spectrum offers speeds up to 1 gig and is widely available throughout the city.

The fastest rural internet is likely to be either an unlicensed fixed wireless provider, like Brown Dog Networks or Wisper, or a satellite internet provider, such as Viasat or Starlink.

The best-working internet in rural areas will vary by location, but it will likely be either an unlicensed fixed wireless provider or a satellite provider. One might be faster than another at your particular address, but you should remember that satellite internet is slower overall than other connection types due to its high latency.

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