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
12%
12% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

31.2

17th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

91.5%

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

90.0%

of Illinoisans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

1.2%

of Illinoisans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.2%

of Illinoisans have access to wireline service.

2.2%

of Illinoisans have access to fiber-optic service.

90.8%

of Illinoisans have access to cable service.

93.4%

of Illinoisans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Illinoisans have access to mobile broadband service.

91.2%

of Illinoisans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Illinois

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1.
River Forest
72.2 MBPS
72.2">%
2.
Ingleside
71.9 MBPS
71.9">%
3.
Mokena
70.1 MBPS
70.1">%
4.
Highland Park
66.8 MBPS
66.8">%
5.
Hazel Crest
65.8 MBPS
65.8">%

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 95.1% of Illinoisans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 319 broadband providers in Illinois.
  • There are 1.1 million people in Illinois without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.2 million people in Illinois that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 368,000 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
Addison99.3%20 providers
Algonquin99.7%21 providers
Alton97.8%15 providers
Arlington Heights96.1%26 providers
Aurora98.9%33 providers
Barrington99.0%24 providers
Bartlett98.6%16 providers
Belleville98.5%27 providers
Belvidere94.9%14 providers
Berwyn99.0%14 providers
Bloomington96.2%25 providers
Bolingbrook99.5%34 providers
Buffalo Grove97.8%24 providers
Calumet City99.6%18 providers
Carbondale81.6%14 providers
Carol Stream99.6%29 providers
Carpentersville99.6%19 providers
Champaign95.7%23 providers
Chicago98.4%59 providers
Chicago Heights98.8%12 providers
Cicero98.6%16 providers
Collinsville98.8%19 providers
Crystal Lake99.1%20 providers
Danville84.5%17 providers
Decatur95.8%23 providers
Dekalb86.4%20 providers
Des Plaines95.0%35 providers
Downers Grove98.8%35 providers
East Saint Louis89.3%20 providers
Edwardsville92.2%19 providers
Elgin98.8%28 providers
Elk Grove Village99.5%30 providers
Elmhurst98.9%26 providers
Elmwood Park99.4%15 providers
Evanston99.0%24 providers
Frankfort99.3%19 providers
Freeport91.6%13 providers
Galesburg94.8%17 providers
Glen Ellyn99.2%25 providers
Glendale Heights99.5%26 providers
Glenview96.8%30 providers
Granite City99.2%17 providers
Grayslake97.1%17 providers
Gurnee99.6%26 providers
Hanover Park100.0%21 providers
Hoffman Estates98.4%29 providers
Joliet98.4%31 providers
Kankakee94.7%14 providers
La Grange98.3%24 providers
Lake Villa97.9%17 providers
Lake Zurich97.7%22 providers
Lockport90.3%19 providers
Lombard99.1%27 providers
Mchenry98.3%24 providers
Melrose Park99.2%25 providers
Moline99.8%16 providers
Mount Prospect97.9%24 providers
Mundelein99.2%23 providers
Naperville99.2%42 providers
New Lenox99.2%18 providers
Normal88.3%19 providers
Northbrook99.3%30 providers
O Fallon99.4%18 providers
Oak Lawn98.9%19 providers
Oak Park99.7%21 providers
Orland Park98.7%23 providers
Oswego98.0%26 providers
Palatine97.9%22 providers
Park Ridge99.0%18 providers
Pekin97.5%18 providers
Peoria98.4%33 providers
Plainfield99.2%23 providers
Quincy96.0%17 providers
Rock Island99.2%14 providers
Rockford96.0%26 providers
Romeoville97.5%29 providers
Round Lake99.5%14 providers
Saint Charles98.6%27 providers
Schaumburg95.5%36 providers
Skokie99.7%27 providers
Springfield96.2%26 providers
Streamwood99.9%17 providers
Tinley Park99.4%25 providers
Urbana91.5%20 providers
Waukegan97.9%20 providers
West Chicago98.7%27 providers
Wheaton99.1%27 providers
Wheeling98.4%28 providers
Woodridge95.1%23 providers
Woodstock90.6%20 providers
Zion97.4%11 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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