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Internet Service in Illinois

Illinois offers extensive Internet options to most of its residents, especially those in urban and sub-urban areas. Wireless Internet is available everyone in Illinois. Cable Internet is available to 92.8% of the population. DSL is an option for 94.1% of people in Illinois. Fiber Internet is a choice for only 14.3% of them.

More than 95% of the population of Illinois has access to high speed wired or wireless Internet. Over 68% of residents of Illinois have the choice of 3 or more Internet providers. Because of this level of accessibility, there’s no surprise that 79.3% of residents of Illinois have high speed Internet at home. But there are still 5.5% of Illinois residents who have no Internet connection available.

Broadband in Illinois

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Addison, IL1815.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A86
Algonquin, IL197.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A78
Alton, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A48
Arlington Heights, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511625399
Aurora, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.482125892
Bartlett, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Batavia, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.48N/AN/A92
Belleville, IL175.89N/AN/A1.03N/AN/A44
Belvidere, IL157.76N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A75
Berwyn, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51123899
Bloomington, IL155.12N/AN/A0.84924673
Blue Island, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Bolingbrook, IL3511.79N/AN/A1.21424188
Buffalo Grove, IL2435.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A91
Burbank, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Calumet City, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Carbondale, IL172.51N/AN/A0.77N/AN/A39
Carol Stream, IL2015.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A88
Carpentersville, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.48N/AN/A92
Champaign, IL2710.14N/AN/A1.58724481
Chicago, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512025799
Chicago Heights, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Cicero, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511024799
Collinsville, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A48
Crystal Lake, IL187.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A77
Danville, IL242.51N/AN/A0.36N/AN/A76
Decatur, IL235.11N/AN/A0.80324080
Dekalb, IL206.79N/AN/A1.37N/AN/A78
Des Plaines, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512526299
Dolton, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Downers Grove, IL2215.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A90
East Peoria, IL311.84N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A84
Edwardsville, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A48
Elgin, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.481725492
Elk Grove Village, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Elmhurst, IL1915.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A88
Elmwood Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Evanston, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511124899
Freeport, IL182.81N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A75
Galesburg, IL247.58N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A80
Glen Ellyn, IL1915.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A87
Glendale Heights, IL2015.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A88
Glenview, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Granite City, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A48
Gurnee, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A90
Harvey, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Highland Park, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A90
Hoffman Estates, IL3335.13N/AN/A2.512826598
Huntley, IL197.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A78
Joliet, IL3411.79N/AN/A1.211425188
Kankakee, IL285.26N/AN/A0.61N/AN/A82
Lansing, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Lockport, IL3411.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A88
Lombard, IL1815.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A87
Loves Park, IL237.95N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A81
Machesney Park, IL237.95N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A81
Maywood, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Mchenry, IL177.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A76
Melrose Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Moline, IL232.85N/AN/A2.22N/AN/A65
Morton Grove, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Mount Prospect, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512225999
Mundelein, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A90
Naperville, IL3615.52N/AN/A3.381925688
New Lenox, IL3411.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A88
Niles, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Normal, IL155.12N/AN/A0.842726473
North Chicago, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A90
Northbrook, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Oak Forest, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Oak Lawn, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51824599
Oak Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512926699
Orland Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51524299
Oswego, IL313.25N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A86
Palatine, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512626399
Park Ridge, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Pekin, IL296.76N/AN/A1.08N/AN/A83
Peoria, IL288.48N/AN/A1.821825583
Plainfield, IL3511.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A88
Quincy, IL163.94N/AN/A0.74N/AN/A74
Rock Island, IL232.85N/AN/A2.22N/AN/A65
Rockford, IL237.95N/AN/A0.701525281
Rolling Meadows, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Romeoville, IL3411.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A88
Schaumburg, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512326099
Skokie, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51223999
Springfield, IL276.10N/AN/A0.742426182
Streamwood, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Tinley Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511325099
Urbana, IL2710.14N/AN/A1.58N/AN/A81
Vernon Hills, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A90
Waukegan, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.381224990
West Chicago, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A82
Westmont, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A89
Wheaton, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38624388
Wheeling, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Wilmette, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A99
Woodridge, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A80
Woodstock, IL187.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A76
Zion, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A90
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Illinois

Since 2009, the The Partnership for a Connected Illinois has been awarded $6,554,641.00 in federal dollars for Illinois's "Broadband Illinois" program. Illinois has awarded these monies to 11 organizations and departments within the state.

Discounted high-speed internet access and computers for low-income households is expanded to the City of Springfield.

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