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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.

11.90%

Population with faster than 1 gbps available.

10.30%

Population with only 100 mbps speeds or less available.

6.80%

Population with only 25 mbps speeds or less available.

31 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

2.20%

Population with no wired internet access available.

97.80%

Population with wired internet access available.

7.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

24

Average broadband score for Illinois

Broadband in Illinois

Largest Cities in IllinoisProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Addison, IL16150 mbps20 mbps18 mbps3 mbps30
Arlington Heights, IL14150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps33
Aurora, IL181 gbps1 gbps29 mbps6 mbps40
Bartlett, IL16150 mbps20 mbps23 mbps3 mbps30
Belleville, IL181 gbps1 gbps24 mbps2 mbps41
Berwyn, IL11150 mbps20 mbps23 mbps3 mbps26
Bloomington, IL17150 mbps30 mbps29 mbps6 mbps36
Bolingbrook, IL171 gbps1 gbps23 mbps6 mbps34
Buffalo Grove, IL12150 mbps20 mbps29 mbps4 mbps31
Carol Stream, IL13150 mbps20 mbps27 mbps4 mbps30
Carpentersville, IL131 gbps1 gbps24 mbps4 mbps24
Champaign, IL151 gbps1 gbps41 mbps11 mbps42
Chicago, IL221 gbps1 gbps35 mbps6 mbps63
Cicero, IL10150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps27
Crystal Lake, IL161 gbps1 gbps20 mbps4 mbps26
Decatur, IL16150 mbps20 mbps19 mbps3 mbps28
DeKalb, IL13150 mbps20 mbps35 mbps5 mbps25
Des Plaines, IL121 gbps1 gbps31 mbps9 mbps38
Downers Grove, IL13150 mbps20 mbps22 mbps3 mbps26
Elgin, IL191 gbps1 gbps33 mbps9 mbps44
Elmhurst, IL13150 mbps20 mbps22 mbps3 mbps23
Evanston, IL121 gbps1 gbps30 mbps11 mbps40
Glenview, IL141 gbps1 gbps23 mbps4 mbps31
Hoffman Estates, IL161 gbps1 gbps24 mbps4 mbps31
Joliet, IL181 gbps1 gbps19 mbps5 mbps26
Lombard, IL12150 mbps20 mbps27 mbps4 mbps31
Moline, IL12150 mbps50 mbps25 mbps7 mbps29
Mount Prospect, IL12150 mbps20 mbps27 mbps4 mbps31
Naperville, IL18150 mbps30 mbps21 mbps5 mbps33
Normal, IL15150 mbps30 mbps21 mbps4 mbps29
Oak Lawn, IL101 gbps1 gbps26 mbps3 mbps27
Oak Park, IL121 gbps1 gbps23 mbps5 mbps27
Orland Park, IL16150 mbps30 mbps24 mbps5 mbps35
Palatine, IL131 gbps1 gbps25 mbps3 mbps32
Park Ridge, IL14150 mbps20 mbps22 mbps3 mbps31
Peoria, IL171 gbps1 gbps36 mbps6 mbps43
Plainfield, IL151 gbps1 gbps90 mbps10 mbps49
Quincy, IL91 gbps1 gbps55 mbps30 mbps47
Rock Island, IL14150 mbps50 mbps23 mbps6 mbps35
Rockford, IL15150 mbps20 mbps29 mbps5 mbps33
Romeoville, IL15150 mbps30 mbps22 mbps5 mbps30
Schaumburg, IL15150 mbps20 mbps22 mbps3 mbps31
Skokie, IL121 gbps1 gbps39 mbps12 mbps43
Springfield, IL19150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps34
Streamwood, IL14150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps31
Tinley Park, IL11150 mbps20 mbps26 mbps4 mbps27
Urbana, IL151 gbps1 gbps56 mbps24 mbps54
Waukegan, IL13150 mbps20 mbps21 mbps3 mbps24
Wheaton, IL13150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps30
Wheeling, IL14150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps31
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Illinois
ProviderAvg. Speeds
ViaSat25 mbps
HughesNet25 mbps
Exede25 mbps
AT&T U-verse24 mbps
XFINITY by Comcast150 mbps
JAB Broadband8 mbps
Frontier13 mbps
E-Vergent.com15 mbps
King Street Wireless1 mbps
Wisper ISP20 mbps