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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/A84
Algonquin, IL197.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A68
Alton, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A31
Arlington Heights, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511625397
Aurora, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.482125882
Bartlett, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Batavia, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.48N/AN/A82
Belleville, IL175.89N/AN/A1.03N/AN/A25
Belvidere, IL147.76N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A65
Berwyn, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51123897
Bloomington, IL155.12N/AN/A0.84924664
Blue Island, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Bolingbrook, IL3511.79N/AN/A1.21424178
Buffalo Grove, IL2435.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A89
Burbank, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Calumet City, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Carbondale, IL162.51N/AN/A0.77N/AN/A22
Carol Stream, IL2015.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A85
Carpentersville, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.48N/AN/A82
Champaign, IL2710.14N/AN/A1.58724472
Chicago, IL3735.13N/AN/A2.5120257100
Chicago Heights, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Cicero, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511024797
Collinsville, IL2614.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A31
Crystal Lake, IL187.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A67
Danville, IL232.51N/AN/A0.36N/AN/A66
Decatur, IL225.11N/AN/A0.80324070
Dekalb, IL196.79N/AN/A1.37N/AN/A69
Des Plaines, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512526297
Dolton, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Downers Grove, IL2315.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A89
East Peoria, IL311.84N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A75
Edwardsville, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A31
Elgin, IL3713.44N/AN/A1.481725482
Elk Grove Village, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Elmhurst, IL1915.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A86
Elmwood Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Evanston, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511124897
Freeport, IL182.81N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A67
Galesburg, IL237.58N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A70
Glen Ellyn, IL1915.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A85
Glendale Heights, IL2015.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A86
Glenview, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Granite City, IL2714.52N/AN/A2.96N/AN/A31
Gurnee, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A88
Harvey, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Highland Park, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A88
Hoffman Estates, IL3335.13N/AN/A2.512826596
Huntley, IL197.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A68
Joliet, IL3511.79N/AN/A1.211425179
Kankakee, IL285.26N/AN/A0.61N/AN/A73
Lansing, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Lockport, IL3411.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A78
Lombard, IL1815.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A85
Loves Park, IL237.95N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A72
Machesney Park, IL237.95N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A72
Maywood, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Mchenry, IL177.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A66
Melrose Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Moline, IL232.85N/AN/A2.22N/AN/A63
Morton Grove, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Mount Prospect, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512225997
Mundelein, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A88
Naperville, IL3615.52N/AN/A3.381925679
New Lenox, IL3311.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A77
Niles, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Normal, IL145.12N/AN/A0.842726463
North Chicago, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A88
Northbrook, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Oak Forest, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Oak Lawn, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51824597
Oak Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512926697
Orland Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51524297
Oswego, IL313.25N/AN/A0.45N/AN/A77
Palatine, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.512626397
Park Ridge, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Pekin, IL296.76N/AN/A1.08N/AN/A74
Peoria, IL298.48N/AN/A1.821825575
Plainfield, IL3511.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A79
Quincy, IL163.94N/AN/A0.74N/AN/A65
Rock Island, IL232.85N/AN/A2.22N/AN/A63
Rockford, IL237.95N/AN/A0.701525272
Rolling Meadows, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Romeoville, IL3411.79N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A78
Schaumburg, IL3635.13N/AN/A2.512326098
Skokie, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51223997
Springfield, IL286.10N/AN/A0.742426174
Streamwood, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Tinley Park, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.511325097
Urbana, IL2510.14N/AN/A1.58N/AN/A70
Vernon Hills, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A88
Waukegan, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.381224988
West Chicago, IL2215.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A73
Westmont, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A87
Wheaton, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38624386
Wheeling, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Wilmette, IL3535.13N/AN/A2.51N/AN/A97
Woodridge, IL2115.52N/AN/A3.38N/AN/A70
Woodstock, IL187.38N/AN/A0.82N/AN/A67
Zion, IL2312.18N/AN/A1.38N/AN/A88
* 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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