Broadband Internet in Illinois

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BROADBAND IN Illinois

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Illinois Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
91%
91% BROADBAND COVERAGE
13%
13% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

31.2

18th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

90.9%

of Illinoisans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

90.1%

of Illinoisans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.4%

of Illinoisans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.2%

of Illinoisans have access to wireline service.

2.6%

of Illinoisans have access to fiber-optic service.

90.9%

of Illinoisans have access to cable service.

91.3%

of Illinoisans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Illinoisans have access to mobile broadband service.

93.1%

of Illinoisans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Illinois

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1.
Mount Vernon
57.5 MBPS
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2.
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3.
East Alton
51.7 MBPS
51.7">%
4.
Wood River
51.1 MBPS
51.1">%
5.
48.4">%

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Broadband Illinois has been awarded $6,554,641 in federal grants for Illinois's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $173,923,501, accounting for 5.0% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Illinois.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 93.0% to 95.2% of Illinoisans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 283 broadband providers in Illinois.
  • There are 1.2 million people in Illinois without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.3 million people in Illinois that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 366,000 people in Illinois don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Illinois CITIES

Addison98.2%21 providers
Algonquin99.5%23 providers
Alton97.8%15 providers
Arlington Heights95.5%25 providers
Aurora98.3%32 providers
Barrington98.7%28 providers
Bartlett97.1%19 providers
Belleville98.5%27 providers
Belvidere95.0%15 providers
Berwyn98.5%14 providers
Bloomington96.1%24 providers
Bolingbrook98.4%33 providers
Buffalo Grove97.9%23 providers
Calumet City96.9%18 providers
Carbondale81.7%16 providers
Carol Stream99.4%27 providers
Carpentersville99.5%22 providers
Champaign95.7%26 providers
Chicago98.0%50 providers
Chicago Heights99.2%12 providers
Cicero98.6%13 providers
Collinsville93.2%18 providers
Crystal Lake98.6%22 providers
Danville84.3%18 providers
Decatur95.4%22 providers
Dekalb86.6%18 providers
Des Plaines92.5%31 providers
Downers Grove98.0%34 providers
East Saint Louis89.3%21 providers
Edwardsville84.9%19 providers
Elgin98.7%26 providers
Elk Grove Village99.4%25 providers
Elmhurst98.6%22 providers
Elmwood Park99.4%16 providers
Evanston97.9%26 providers
Frankfort98.9%22 providers
Freeport91.6%13 providers
Galesburg94.9%16 providers
Glen Ellyn98.7%24 providers
Glendale Heights98.6%24 providers
Glenview95.2%26 providers
Granite City99.1%14 providers
Grayslake92.6%19 providers
Gurnee99.4%25 providers
Hanover Park99.5%20 providers
Hoffman Estates96.8%28 providers
Joliet98.0%33 providers
Kankakee94.5%15 providers
La Grange97.1%22 providers
Lake Villa97.4%16 providers
Lake Zurich96.4%21 providers
Lockport89.1%22 providers
Lombard98.4%28 providers
Mchenry97.2%28 providers
Melrose Park97.8%27 providers
Moline99.8%16 providers
Mount Prospect94.6%24 providers
Mundelein98.2%21 providers
Naperville98.7%39 providers
New Lenox98.9%19 providers
Normal87.8%18 providers
Northbrook98.0%28 providers
O Fallon99.4%19 providers
Oak Lawn98.3%17 providers
Oak Park99.0%22 providers
Orland Park98.4%24 providers
Oswego97.2%25 providers
Palatine98.0%21 providers
Park Ridge99.1%16 providers
Pekin92.4%18 providers
Peoria98.4%34 providers
Plainfield99.3%23 providers
Quincy96.0%17 providers
Rock Island99.2%14 providers
Rockford96.5%21 providers
Romeoville97.3%25 providers
Round Lake97.9%16 providers
Saint Charles96.5%27 providers
Schaumburg94.7%34 providers
Skokie99.7%25 providers
Springfield95.6%23 providers
Streamwood99.6%19 providers
Tinley Park98.2%24 providers
Urbana93.4%21 providers
Waukegan96.2%21 providers
West Chicago96.1%25 providers
Wheaton98.6%26 providers
Wheeling97.3%29 providers
Woodridge96.5%23 providers
Woodstock89.0%22 providers
Zion97.4%12 providers
Last Updated on 4/18/2017.

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