The television and cable service is covered by several companies among which are: Delta Communications, Egyptian Telephone Cooperative Association, Frontier Communications Corporation, Level 3 Communications, LLC, Mediacom Communications Corp., Telecommunications Management LLC, tw telecom inc., Zayo Group, LLC and Zito Media, LP. The speed of internet service depends on many factors among which are the connection type, distance to the center, provider and others. When cable service is used, the connection is shared with other users and service quality and speed depends on traffic and the number of concurrent users, moreover xDSL connections (ADSL , SDSL , HDSL or VDSL ) are dedicated lines and are not shared , but the speed strongly depends on the type of service (usually less speed than cable) and distance to the center . Another common and very efficient variant is the optical fiber, which is preferred by many users but less known and unavailable in many regions.Residents of Carbondale can connect to providers using: Asymmetric xDSL, Cable Model - Other, Cable Modem - DOCSIS 3.0 Down, Optical Carrier/Fiber to the End User and Other Copper Wire and providers are offering the following speeds, depending of the provider, location and connection type:
Delta Communications Download speed between 1536 kbps and 6144 kbps, Upload speed between 768 kbps and 1536 kbps.
Egyptian Telephone Cooperative Association Download speed between 10240 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 1536 kbps and 3072 kbps.
Frontier Communications Corporation Download speed between 3072 kbps and 51200 kbps, Upload speed between 768 kbps and 6144 kbps.
Level 3 Communications, LLC Download speed between 1048576 kbps and unlimited kbps, Upload speed between 1048576 kbps and unlimited kbps.
Mediacom Communications Corp. Download speed between 51200 kbps and 102400 kbps, Upload speed between 3072 kbps and 6144 kbps.
Telecommunications Management LLC Download speed between 51200 kbps and 102400 kbps, Upload speed between 3072 kbps and 6144 kbps.
tw telecom inc. Download speed between 3072 kbps and 6144 kbps, Upload speed between 3072 kbps and 6144 kbps.
Zayo Group, LLC Download speed between 1048576 kbps and unlimited kbps, Upload speed between 1048576 kbps and unlimited kbps.
Zito Media, LP Download speed between 10240 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 768 kbps and 1536 kbps.
The Jackson County belongs to the state of Illinois covering an area of 584.08 square miles and includes the cities ALTO PASS, AVA, CAMPBELL HILL, CARBONDALE, CARTERVILLE, COBDEN, DE SOTO, DOWELL, DU QUOIN, ELKVILLE, GORHAM, GRAND TOWER, JACOB, MAKANDA, MURPHYSBORO, ORAVILLE, PERCY, POMONA, ROCKWOOD and VERGENNES. The county has a population of 59814 inhabitants, of which 30210 are males and 29604 females. The approximate annual increases by births is 651, while the decrements by dead is approximately 426 inhabitants. Moreover, the net increase in foreign immigration population is 210 inhabitants and the annual net increase of national immigration is about -502 inhabitants annually. The county has a total of 25538 households with a total of 56131 permanent inhabitants; the average family size is slightly more than 2 people. There are 25538 occupied housing units and approximately 3040 vacant. There are 2486 occupied houses that do not have at least 1 vehicle. A total of 12861 are owner occupied.(* this information is based on 2013 Population Estimates)