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Internet Provider in Champaign, IL

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High-Speed Internet for Champaign

Pop the bubbly! As the top internet provider in Champaign, EarthLink Internet is bringing the fastest speeds and most reliable connection to Chambana, AKA the Twin Cities of Champaign and Urbana. Plus, Champaign has been rated as one of the best startup cities in the Midwest, meaning that you can benefit from the expansion of fiber internet no matter where you live and work.

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Fast Facts

  • There are six fiber internet providers in the Champaign area
  • Roughly 31% of Champaign has access to fiber internet
  • EarthLink has the best high-speed internet coverage
  • Livability rates Champaign as one of the best college towns in the US1
  • Champaign-Urbana ranked #2 best startup city in “the Silicon Prairie”
  • The average internet speed in Champaign is 928 Mbps3
  • The cost of living in Champaign is 9% less than the national average4
  • The median home price in Champaign is $266,4965

Things to Do in Champaign

Located 135 miles south of Chicago, Champaign is where small-town charm meets big-city life. Along with its Twin City, Urbana, there’s so much to do in Shampoo-Banana (we’re serious, that’s what some locals call it).

Champaign-UI-Arboretum

Visit the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus and take a stroll around the 160-acre UI Arboretum.

Champaign-Fighting-Illini

Catch a game at the State Farm Center, home to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini women and men’s basketball teams.

Champaign-Art-Museum

Enjoy world-class art at the Krannert Art Museum, the second-largest fine arts museum in Illinois featuring over 11,000 works.

Champaign-Restaurants-Downtown

Take a stroll through downtown Champaign, where you’ll discover historic storefronts and over 35 restaurants and pubs.

Better connectivity for increased productivity

EarthLink considers internet speed to be the most essential requirement for any user, which is why we provide a wide range of speeds up to 1 Gig. Call today to compare internet speeds available near Champaign, Illinois.

Mobile Service

The right connection and transparent pricing also extends to your mobile provider. EarthLink Mobile offers five plans to fit any lifestyle, all with the best nationwide coverage. Plus, you can bring your own phone or upgrade to a newer device. Call to get started today!

EarthLink Security & Tools for Champaign, Illinois

We’re not just an Illinois internet provider. With a whole suite of tools, we’re here for every part of your digital life. We offer:

EarthLink Protect+ Powered by Norton Life Lock:
Keeps you safer than ever. This cyber safety tool offers real-time protection and dark web monitoring plus a secure VPN, million-dollar protection package, and more.

EarthLink Online Backup:
Never worry about a missing file again. Use online backup to automate your data backup, sync your files across multiple devices, and easily view and share your files with family and friends.

EarthLink Guardian:
Keeping your kids safer online is a full-time job — we can help. Powered by Bark, Guardian is a parental control tool that helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives while still preserving privacy.

EarthLink EasyTech:
The solution to your smart device problems is our remote IT support. If you have a TV that won’t connect, a video doorbell that won’t ring (or any other smart device issue), just call our product experts, and they’ll work to resolve your problem remotely.

Internet Service Comparison Chart

Not sure which type of high-speed internet service is actually the best? We break down a few options here, or you can find out more. Spoiler: fiber is the clear winner.

Internet Type Speed Price Accessibility Reliability
Fiber Highest Medium High High
Wireless Home Medium Medium High High
Cable High Medium High Medium
Satellite Low Medium High Low

As a Champaign internet provider, EarthLink offers:

  • Champaign Fiber Internet: the fastest speeds with no data caps and maximum reliability.
  • Champaign Wireless Home Internet: faster speeds than your cell phone’s hotspot, wide availability, and easy installation.
  • Champaign Satellite Internet: a dependable choice for rural internet with a variety of plans to fit your needs.
  • Champaign Rural Internet: if you live in a hard-to-reach area or an internet desert, we can help keep you connected.
  • Champaign Business Internet: if you’re ready to take your small business to the next level, trust one of the top internet providers in Illinois.

Nearby Cities/Zip Codes

With a population of 231,891 people (and counting), the entire area is flourishing. You don’t have to live in the very heart of downtown to get the best Champaign internet — but we can reach you there, too.

  • Champaign — including zip codes 61820, 61821, 61822, 61824, 61825, 61826
  • Bloomington — including zip codes 61701, 61702, 61704, 61705, 61709, 61710, 61791, 61799
  • Danville — including zip codes 61832, 61833, 61834
  • Decatur — including zip codes 62521, 62522, 62523, 62524, 62525, 62526
  • Peoria — including zip codes 61602, 61603, 61604, 61605, 61606, 61607, 61610, 61611, 61612, 61613, 61614, 61615, 61616, 61625
  • Springfield — including zip codes 62701, 62702, 62703, 62704. 62707, 62711, 62712
  • Tilton — including zip codes 61832 and 61833
  • Urbana — including zip codes 61801, 61802, 61803

Frequently Asked Questions

No. If you’re already an EarthLink customer, we make it easy to transfer your service to your new address.

It only takes a few minutes to let us know you’re moving. We can help in two ways: check the available service for your new address above or call us at 888-327-8454.

For the smoothest transition, let us know you’re moving at least two weeks before you need service at your new address. It takes a little time, so the sooner you can let us know, the better. We ask for at least two weeks to avoid any downtime. We’ll keep you posted on progress via text on the phone number updated on your account.

An installation fee will be determined when your relocation order is submitted. Similar to the original installation, we’ll send a professional installer to get you all set up. Any early termination fees at the old address will be waived when service is established at the new address. Your new service will have an updated early termination fee.

Take your modem, power cord, and cables. When the technician arrives to set up your transferred service, they’ll take back what isn’t needed. Don’t be surprised if the technician provides new and better equipment.

You can upgrade at any time! We would have to check serviceability first to see what higher speeds are supported at your new address.

Not a problem! You can respond to the relocation confirmation text you receive from us or call as soon as you are aware that you need to make a change. The number is 888-327-8454 and select the “relocation” option if prompted. Please note: an adult (18 years or older) must be present at the new address at the time of installation.

We continue to widen our national internet service footprint, so this is getting more and more unlikely. However, if we can’t make this happen (we’ll miss you!), we will let you know right away so you can plan accordingly. Please note: any early termination fees will apply if the move occurs while the service is under contract.

Not a problem. We’ll need to talk to both of you together to transfer ownership of the service. Details we’ll need to collect name, email, phone, method of payment, and all security questions (which we will verify separately) to transition the account. Also remember: EarthLink email addresses can also be transferred.

We will make the arrangements to move your email address and any other service you have subscribed to.

*Actual speeds may vary based on network activity, configuration, and other factors. Subject to availability. Some prices shown may be introductory offers. Equipment fees, taxes, and other fees and restrictions may apply.

Sources:

  1. “10 Best College Towns 2019” via Livability, 2019
  2. “Champaign-Urbana Ranked Top Startup City by Silicon Prairie News” via Research Park, 2/13/2019
  3. “Fiber Optic Internet Providers and TV Companies in Champaign County, IL” via Best Neighborhood, 2021
  4. “Cost of Living in Champaign, Illinois” via Payscale, 2021
  5. “Cost of Living in Champaign, Illinois” via Payscale, 2021