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Broadband Internet in Illinois

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Illinois

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Illinois Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
94%
94% BROADBAND COVERAGE
9%
9% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

61.3

18th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

93.7%

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

92.9%

of Illinoisans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

22.2%

of Illinoisans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.5%

of Illinoisans have access to wireline service.

13.3%

of Illinoisans have access to fiber-optic service.

92.5%

of Illinoisans have access to cable service.

93.3%

of Illinoisans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Illinoisans have access to mobile broadband service.

84.1%

of Illinoisans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Illinois

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Highland Park134.9 MBPS18 Providers
2.Richton Park125.8 MBPS15 Providers
3.Sugar Grove125.1 MBPS18 Providers
4.Prospect Heights123.8 MBPS20 Providers
5.Algonquin120.6 MBPS19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Illinois

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast81.2 MBPS
Everywhere Wireless52.3 MBPS
AT&T Internet51.5 MBPS
Frontier Communications8.0 MBPS
Rise Broadband6.9 MBPS

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 96.2% of Illinoisans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 354 internet providers in Illinois.
  • There are 802,000 people in Illinois without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 824,000 people in Illinois that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 331,000 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

Average speed over time
Addison99.9%21 providers
Algonquin99.9%19 providers
Alsip98.9%20 providers
Alton98.6%14 providers
Antioch98.3%16 providers
Arlington Heights98.5%23 providers
Aurora99.5%30 providers
Barrington99.5%24 providers
Bartlett99.0%17 providers
Batavia99.2%23 providers
Belleville99.0%23 providers
Bellwood99.7%13 providers
Belvidere96.6%14 providers
Bensenville100.0%27 providers
Berwyn100.0%15 providers
Bloomingdale98.0%23 providers
Bloomington98.1%22 providers
Blue Island92.9%13 providers
Bolingbrook99.9%21 providers
Bourbonnais96.7%18 providers
Bridgeview97.3%20 providers
Brookfield100.0%13 providers
Buffalo Grove99.5%21 providers
Burbank99.9%14 providers
Calumet City99.1%14 providers
Canton91.5%13 providers
Carbondale86.0%14 providers
Carol Stream99.8%24 providers
Carpentersville99.1%18 providers
Cary99.8%16 providers
Centralia83.6%19 providers
Champaign97.7%25 providers
Charleston86.9%10 providers
Chicago99.1%50 providers
Chicago Heights99.5%12 providers
Chicago Ridge100.0%17 providers
Cicero99.1%14 providers
Collinsville99.6%17 providers
Country Club Hills99.1%15 providers
Crest Hill100.0%16 providers
Crete98.6%12 providers
Crystal Lake99.7%19 providers
Danville87.1%16 providers
Darien99.7%20 providers
Decatur97.7%22 providers
Deerfield97.4%22 providers
Dekalb89.3%20 providers
Des Plaines96.0%26 providers
Dixon79.5%11 providers
Dolton100.0%11 providers
Downers Grove99.4%23 providers
Dundee99.5%18 providers
East Moline99.4%15 providers
East Peoria98.7%19 providers
East Saint Louis99.5%18 providers
Edwardsville95.4%16 providers
Effingham88.7%17 providers
Elgin99.1%21 providers
Elk Grove Village98.1%23 providers
Elmhurst99.8%24 providers
Elmwood Park99.6%14 providers
Evanston99.8%19 providers
Evergreen Park100.0%14 providers
Fairview Heights100.0%20 providers
Forest Park98.9%15 providers
Frankfort99.7%16 providers
Franklin Park99.9%22 providers
Freeport91.6%12 providers
Galesburg97.9%17 providers
Geneva99.6%20 providers
Glen Ellyn99.6%22 providers
Glendale Heights99.7%26 providers
Glenview97.4%23 providers
Godfrey94.3%16 providers
Granite City99.4%14 providers
Grayslake98.9%17 providers
Great Lakes88.2%12 providers
Gurnee99.6%20 providers
Hampshire86.3%18 providers
Hanover Park100.0%20 providers
Harvey99.7%13 providers
Harwood Heights100.0%15 providers
Hazel Crest99.9%15 providers
Hickory Hills100.0%19 providers
Highland92.5%16 providers
Highland Park99.7%18 providers
Hinsdale100.0%18 providers
Hoffman Estates97.6%26 providers
Homer Glen99.9%14 providers
Homewood99.7%17 providers
Huntley98.0%15 providers
Jacksonville88.6%13 providers
Joliet99.4%23 providers
Justice96.2%16 providers
Kankakee95.2%16 providers
Kewanee95.1%13 providers
La Grange98.7%21 providers
Lake Forest99.7%20 providers
Lake In The Hills99.4%17 providers
Lake Villa99.7%18 providers
Lake Zurich99.4%19 providers
Lansing99.9%13 providers
Lemont98.6%14 providers
Libertyville99.6%22 providers
Lincoln90.8%12 providers
Lisle99.9%26 providers
Lockport91.0%15 providers
Lombard96.8%23 providers
Loves Park99.6%17 providers
Machesney Park99.9%20 providers
Macomb97.3%13 providers
Marion87.3%13 providers
Matteson99.3%13 providers
Mattoon91.1%12 providers
Maywood99.7%15 providers
Mchenry99.4%21 providers
Melrose Park99.5%20 providers
Midlothian99.8%17 providers
Mokena99.7%17 providers
Moline99.7%16 providers
Montgomery100.0%20 providers
Morris88.8%18 providers
Morton92.9%19 providers
Morton Grove100.0%17 providers
Mount Prospect99.1%19 providers
Mount Vernon86.1%18 providers
Mundelein99.8%22 providers
Murphysboro91.6%11 providers
Naperville99.7%33 providers
New Lenox99.9%14 providers
Niles99.9%19 providers
Normal99.2%18 providers
North Aurora100.0%22 providers
North Chicago95.0%16 providers
Northbrook99.5%25 providers
O Fallon99.6%18 providers
Oak Forest100.0%15 providers
Oak Lawn99.5%16 providers
Oak Park100.0%19 providers
Orland Park98.0%18 providers
Oswego98.7%21 providers
Ottawa93.0%20 providers
Palatine98.7%20 providers
Palos Heights99.9%18 providers
Palos Hills99.6%17 providers
Park Forest97.8%13 providers
Park Ridge99.0%17 providers
Pekin94.3%18 providers
Peoria98.8%29 providers
Plainfield99.8%19 providers
Pontiac87.7%10 providers
Prospect Heights95.9%20 providers
Quincy96.6%17 providers
Rantoul95.9%15 providers
Richton Park99.8%15 providers
Riverdale99.7%13 providers
Riverside99.8%17 providers
Rochelle89.8%11 providers
Rock Falls88.5%11 providers
Rock Island99.7%16 providers
Rockford97.4%24 providers
Rolling Meadows98.9%20 providers
Romeoville99.6%19 providers
Roscoe99.2%12 providers
Roselle99.6%19 providers
Round Lake99.7%15 providers
Saint Charles97.9%23 providers
Schaumburg99.3%29 providers
Shorewood98.8%16 providers
Skokie100.0%21 providers
South Elgin99.9%21 providers
South Holland99.9%17 providers
Springfield98.2%27 providers
Sterling87.1%14 providers
Streamwood99.9%16 providers
Streator92.9%15 providers
Sycamore93.9%17 providers
Taylorville94.4%12 providers
Tinley Park99.6%20 providers
Troy98.4%14 providers
Urbana96.2%22 providers
Vernon Hills99.7%23 providers
Villa Park99.0%18 providers
Washington98.2%20 providers
Waterloo86.1%15 providers
Wauconda99.3%18 providers
Waukegan99.7%20 providers
West Chicago99.2%23 providers
Westchester100.0%16 providers
Westmont99.2%19 providers
Wheaton99.4%24 providers
Wheeling99.2%20 providers
Willowbrook99.1%20 providers
Wilmette100.0%17 providers
Winnetka99.8%15 providers
Wood Dale99.8%21 providers
Woodridge97.5%19 providers
Woodstock95.5%20 providers
Yorkville95.7%20 providers
Zion97.7%11 providers
Last Updated on 10/16/2019.