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.
92%
92% BROADBAND COVERAGE
11%
11% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

44.8

17th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

92.4%

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

91.3%

of Illinoisans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

3.8%

of Illinoisans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.3%

of Illinoisans have access to wireline service.

5.4%

of Illinoisans have access to fiber-optic service.

91.7%

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.

91.0%

of Illinoisans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Illinois

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.River Forest72.2 MBPS15 Providers
2.Ingleside71.9 MBPS14 Providers
3.Mokena70.1 MBPS18 Providers
4.Highland Park66.8 MBPS16 Providers
5.Hazel Crest65.8 MBPS16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Illinois

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast55.3 MBPS
Everywhere Wireless49.4 MBPS
E-Vergent Wireless23.0 MBPS
AT&T Internet16.8 MBPS
Frontier Communications5.1 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 95.5% of Illinoisans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 324 internet providers in Illinois.
  • There are 994,000 people in Illinois without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 1.1 million people in Illinois that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 351,000 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
Addison99.7%19 providers
Algonquin99.9%16 providers
Alton97.8%13 providers
Arlington Heights97.6%25 providers
Aurora99.5%27 providers
Barrington99.4%20 providers
Bartlett99.0%15 providers
Belleville98.5%21 providers
Belvidere95.6%12 providers
Berwyn99.9%13 providers
Bloomington97.5%22 providers
Bolingbrook99.9%23 providers
Buffalo Grove99.0%20 providers
Calumet City99.2%15 providers
Carbondale81.6%12 providers
Carol Stream99.8%22 providers
Carpentersville99.1%18 providers
Champaign97.5%22 providers
Chicago98.7%44 providers
Chicago Heights99.5%13 providers
Cicero99.0%16 providers
Collinsville99.0%15 providers
Crystal Lake99.6%17 providers
Danville85.4%14 providers
Decatur97.4%18 providers
Dekalb89.2%17 providers
Des Plaines95.7%28 providers
Downers Grove99.4%26 providers
East Saint Louis89.3%16 providers
Edwardsville92.9%15 providers
Elgin99.1%20 providers
Elk Grove Village97.8%25 providers
Elmhurst99.7%21 providers
Elmwood Park99.6%15 providers
Evanston99.8%21 providers
Frankfort99.5%17 providers
Freeport91.6%11 providers
Galesburg95.7%14 providers
Glen Ellyn100.0%19 providers
Glendale Heights99.6%21 providers
Glenview97.4%25 providers
Granite City99.2%14 providers
Grayslake98.3%16 providers
Gurnee99.6%20 providers
Hanover Park100.0%17 providers
Hoffman Estates97.6%24 providers
Joliet99.3%26 providers
Kankakee95.0%13 providers
La Grange98.6%20 providers
Lake Villa98.6%15 providers
Lake Zurich99.4%19 providers
Lockport90.5%17 providers
Lombard96.8%22 providers
Mchenry99.0%20 providers
Melrose Park99.5%22 providers
Moline99.8%15 providers
Mount Prospect98.9%20 providers
Mundelein99.6%19 providers
Naperville99.6%30 providers
New Lenox99.8%17 providers
Normal89.0%16 providers
Northbrook99.4%23 providers
O Fallon99.4%16 providers
Oak Lawn99.5%15 providers
Oak Park100.0%17 providers
Orland Park97.7%18 providers
Oswego98.1%21 providers
Palatine98.7%20 providers
Park Ridge99.0%18 providers
Pekin94.2%15 providers
Peoria98.6%28 providers
Plainfield99.7%18 providers
Quincy95.9%14 providers
Rock Island99.2%15 providers
Rockford97.1%18 providers
Romeoville97.5%22 providers
Round Lake99.7%13 providers
Saint Charles97.9%20 providers
Schaumburg97.6%30 providers
Skokie100.0%21 providers
Springfield98.1%25 providers
Streamwood99.9%16 providers
Tinley Park99.7%21 providers
Urbana93.8%20 providers
Waukegan98.6%19 providers
West Chicago99.0%21 providers
Wheaton99.4%22 providers
Wheeling99.2%21 providers
Woodridge97.5%20 providers
Woodstock91.8%17 providers
Zion97.6%12 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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