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Internet Service Providers in Chicago, IL

Broadband Score of 62Up-and-Comer

Broadband Service isn’t new to Chicago, IL, but with a Broadband Score of 62, you are not quite at the top. Scores in this range mean that you have a healthy amount of coverage, plenty of affordable options, competitive speeds, and solid reviews.

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Top 5 Broadband Providers in Chicago, IL

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HughesNet logo

HughesNet

HughesNet Satellite Internet provides high speed Internet all over the U.S.!

HughesNet provides Satellite internet in Chicago, IL

  • National satellite Internet service provider with A+ BBB Rating
  • Free standard Installation included
  • 24/7 technical support
100.00%Excellent Coverage
HughesNet internet pricing starting at:
$49.95

(855) 980-2160

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Exede

Internet service delivered with faster uploads and faster downloads.

Exede provides Satellite internet in Chicago, IL

  • High-speed satellite Internet service anywhere in the U.S.
  • 3-Year Price Lock
  • Some locations can receive double the normal data, free
100.00%Excellent Coverage
Exede internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(866) 606-9068

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AT&T U-verse

AT&T U-verse Internet offers lightning-fast, high-speed internet with speeds up to 45 Mbps at a great price.

AT&T U-verse provides Fiber, DSL and Fixed Wireless internet in Chicago, IL

  • Home Wireless network
  • Access to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot Network included at no extra charge
  • Anti-virus, anti-spyware and parental controls included
86.11%Excellent Coverage
AT&T U-verse internet pricing starting at:
$40.00

(855) 441-4668

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XFINITY by Comcast

Comcast customers get access to millions of WiFi hotspots nationwide!

XFINITY by Comcast provides Cable internet in Chicago, IL

  • Includes Constant Guard, online protection suite (includes Norton)
  • Xfinity Connect app - text and make WiFi calls from your smartphone
  • Access to Millions of WiFi Hotspots
67.67%Good Coverage
XFINITY by Comcast internet pricing starting at:
$19.95

(855) 410-1914

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RCN Telecom Services

Award-winning, high-speed internet service with super fast speeds up to 155 Mbps.

RCN Telecom Services provides Fiber and Cable internet in Chicago, IL

  • Latest equipment so you can get lightning fast speeds.
  • Low cost subscription to McAfee® Internet Security
  • 24/7 Customer Support
8.35%Poor Coverage
RCN Telecom Services internet pricing starting at:
$29.99

(844) 464-0058

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2 Television Providers in Chicago, IL

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Dish Network

Dish Network offers satellite television service that integrates with Amazon Alexa.

Dish Network provides television in Chicago, IL

  • Free upgrade to HD-DVR
  • Free Premium channels for three months (HBO, CineMax, Starz, Showtime, Dish Movie Pack)
  • HD included free
  • Local channels included
Dish Network television pricing starting at:
$41.99

(844) 892-3822

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DIRECTV

DIRECTV has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction over cable for 17 years running.

DIRECTV provides television in Chicago, IL

  • Includes local channels
  • HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax free (46 channels in all) for first 3 months
  • Free upgrade to Genie HD-DVR (for qualifying customers)
  • Free professional (standard) installation in up to 4 rooms
DIRECTV television pricing starting at:
$50.00

(855) 410-2386

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All 16 Broadband Service Providers in Chicago, IL

ProviderMax DownloadMax UploadBroadband TypeCoverage
HughesNet logoHughesNet25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
Exede logoExede25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
AT&T U-verse logoAT&T U-verse1,000 Mbps1,000 MbpsFiber, DSL and Fixed Wireless
86.11%
XFINITY by Comcast logoXFINITY by Comcast150 Mbps20 MbpsCable
67.67%
WideOpenWest logoWideOpenWest50 Mbps5 MbpsFiber, Cable and DSL
16.50%
RCN Telecom Services logoRCN Telecom Services155 Mbps15 MbpsFiber and Cable
8.35%
E-Vergent.com logoE-Vergent.com15 Mbps4 MbpsFixed Wireless
5.43%
Global Capacity logoGlobal Capacity8 Mbps1 MbpsDSL and Copper
4.34%
Lola Wireless logoLola Wireless200 Mbps25 MbpsFixed Wireless
0.90%
DLS logoDLS6 Mbps6 MbpsFixed Wireless
0.12%
Access Media 3 logoAccess Media 3150 Mbps100 MbpsFiber, Cable, DSL and Copper
0.10%
Birch Communications logoBirch Communications6 Mbps1 MbpsFiber, DSL, Copper and Fixed Wireless
0.01%
Wisper ISP logoWisper ISP20 Mbps4 MbpsFixed Wireless
0.01%
FairPoint Communications logoFairPoint Communications25 Mbps2 MbpsFiber, Cable, DSL, Copper and Fixed Wireless
0.00%
LiteWire Internet Services logoLiteWire Internet Services25 Mbps5 MbpsFixed Wireless
0.00%
eVolve Business Solutions logoeVolve Business Solutions3 Mbps3 MbpsFiber and Copper
0.00%

Average Download Speed For Chicago, IL

271 Mbps

Chicago, IL's Broadband Profile

188,961,400 of the residents of Chicago have at least one connection to the Internet (at home or the office).

About 99.58% of Chicago is connected to the Internet. This means there are still about 805,984 people with NO Internet access in Chicago, IL.

Internet Speed Facts For Chicago, IL

The average download speed for all terrestrial broadband (including cable) Internet in Chicago, IL is 271 Mbps and the maximum download speed available is 1,000 Mbps. Upload speeds via landline average 208 Mbps in Chicago.

The average download speed for all wireless Internet providers in Chicago, IL is 25 Mbps and the maximum download speed available is 25-50 Mbps. The upload speed average via wireless Internet providers in Chicago is 3 Mbps. Wireless Internet is defined as service coming from fixed wireless or mobile broadband providers.

Broadband Internet Coverage in Chicago, IL
1.49%Fiber
69.03%Cable
86.59%DSL
0.06%Copper
5.57%Fixed Wireless
100.00%Satellite
Average Advertised Speeds in Chicago, IL
DownUp
Fiber (7)599 Mbps533 Mbps
Cable (5)129 Mbps16 Mbps
DSL (6)25 Mbps3 Mbps
Copper (5)48 Mbps47 Mbps
Fixed Wireless (8)31 Mbps6 Mbps
Satellite (2)25 Mbps3 Mbps
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DirecTV Local Channels
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5WMAQNBC
7WLSWLS (ABC)
7WLSABC
9WGNCW
11WTTWPBS
13WCHUWCHU (AZA)
20WYCCPBS
23WWMEWWME (IND)
26WCIUWCIU (IND)
32WFLDFOX
38WCPXWCPX (ION)
44WSNSWSNS (TMO)
50WPWRWPWR (MNT)
56WYIN2PBS
56WYINPBS
60WXFTWXFT (TFT)
62WJYSWJYS (IND)
66WGBOWGBO (UNI)
Dish Network Local Channels
ChannelStationNetwork
2WBBMCBS
5WMAQNBC
7WLSWLS (ABC)
7WLSABC
9WGN9CW
11WTTWPBS
20WYCCPBS
23WWMEWWME (IND)
26WCIUWCIU (IND)
32WFLDFOX
38WCPXWCPX (ION)
44WSNSWSNS (TMO)
50WPWRWPWR (MNT)
56WYINPBS
60WXFTWXFT (TFT)
61WCHUWCHU (AZA)
62WJYSWJYS (IND)
66WGBOWGBO (UNI)

Free wireless internet access points in Chicago, IL

Canaryville Branch
642 W. 43rd Street
Chicago, IL 60609
(312) 747-0644
Chicago Bee Branch
3647 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60609
(312) 747-6872
Chicago Lawn Branch
6120 S. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60629
(312) 747-0639
Chicago Public Library
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 747-4999
Dunning Branch
7455 W. Cornelia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
(312) 743-0480
Greater Grand Crossing Branch
1000 East 73rd Street
Chicago, IL 60619
(312) 745-1608
Humboldt Park
1605 N. Troy Street
Chicago, IL 60647
(312) 744-2244
Little Village Branch
2311 S. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60623
Water Works Branch
163 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 742-8811
West Town Branch
1625 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 743-0450