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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, IL21150 mbps20 mbps14 mbps2 mbps30
Arlington Heights, IL31150 mbps20 mbps11 mbps2 mbps33
Aurora, IL351 gbps1 gbps15 mbps3 mbps40
Bartlett, IL33150 mbps20 mbps11 mbps2 mbps30
Belleville, IL221 gbps1 gbps19 mbps2 mbps41
Berwyn, IL28150 mbps20 mbps9 mbps1 mbps26
Bloomington, IL20150 mbps30 mbps25 mbps5 mbps36
Bolingbrook, IL341 gbps1 gbps11 mbps3 mbps34
Buffalo Grove, IL23150 mbps20 mbps15 mbps2 mbps31
Carol Stream, IL20150 mbps20 mbps18 mbps3 mbps30
Carpentersville, IL301 gbps1 gbps10 mbps2 mbps24
Champaign, IL231 gbps1 gbps26 mbps7 mbps42
Chicago, IL391 gbps1 gbps20 mbps3 mbps63
Cicero, IL27150 mbps20 mbps9 mbps1 mbps27
Crystal Lake, IL211 gbps1 gbps15 mbps3 mbps26
Decatur, IL20150 mbps20 mbps15 mbps2 mbps28
DeKalb, IL18150 mbps20 mbps25 mbps4 mbps25
Des Plaines, IL291 gbps1 gbps13 mbps4 mbps38
Downers Grove, IL23150 mbps20 mbps12 mbps2 mbps26
Elgin, IL361 gbps1 gbps17 mbps5 mbps44
Elmhurst, IL21150 mbps20 mbps13 mbps2 mbps23
Evanston, IL291 gbps1 gbps12 mbps5 mbps40
Glenview, IL311 gbps1 gbps11 mbps2 mbps31
Hoffman Estates, IL321 gbps1 gbps12 mbps2 mbps31
Joliet, IL341 gbps1 gbps10 mbps3 mbps26
Lombard, IL19150 mbps20 mbps17 mbps3 mbps31
Moline, IL19150 mbps50 mbps16 mbps4 mbps29
Mount Prospect, IL29150 mbps20 mbps11 mbps1 mbps31
Naperville, IL36150 mbps30 mbps11 mbps3 mbps33
Normal, IL18150 mbps30 mbps18 mbps4 mbps29
Oak Lawn, IL271 gbps1 gbps10 mbps1 mbps27
Oak Park, IL291 gbps1 gbps10 mbps2 mbps27
Orland Park, IL33150 mbps30 mbps12 mbps3 mbps35
Palatine, IL301 gbps1 gbps11 mbps1 mbps32
Park Ridge, IL31150 mbps20 mbps10 mbps1 mbps31
Peoria, IL231 gbps1 gbps26 mbps5 mbps43
Plainfield, IL311 gbps1 gbps43 mbps5 mbps49
Quincy, IL101 gbps1 gbps49 mbps27 mbps47
Rock Island, IL21150 mbps50 mbps15 mbps4 mbps35
Rockford, IL19150 mbps20 mbps23 mbps4 mbps33
Romeoville, IL31150 mbps30 mbps10 mbps3 mbps30
Schaumburg, IL32150 mbps20 mbps10 mbps2 mbps31
Skokie, IL291 gbps1 gbps16 mbps5 mbps43
Springfield, IL27150 mbps20 mbps17 mbps3 mbps34
Streamwood, IL31150 mbps20 mbps12 mbps2 mbps31
Tinley Park, IL28150 mbps20 mbps10 mbps2 mbps27
Urbana, IL221 gbps1 gbps38 mbps16 mbps54
Waukegan, IL24150 mbps20 mbps11 mbps2 mbps24
Wheaton, IL20150 mbps20 mbps16 mbps2 mbps30
Wheeling, IL31150 mbps20 mbps11 mbps2 mbps31
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Illinois
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25 mbps
Exede25 mbps
HughesNet25 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