Illinois Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Illinois Internet Facts in 2022

  • Illinois currently ranks 18th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Illinois residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,888 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Illinois, with 93.9% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 18th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Hardin 100%
Kendall 100%
McLean 100%
Will 100%
DuPage 99.64%
Cook 99.59%
Kane 99.38%
Lake 99.23%
DeKalb 98.85%
Madison 98.34%
Lowest
Alexander 0%
Cass 13.15%
Menard 14.41%
Fayette 26.69%
Calhoun 35.21%
Johnson 43.51%
Mason 48.97%
Pulaski 50.71%
Shelby 52.95%
Pike 53.40%

Illinois, with 88.1% of people having access to 1G broadband, ranked 7th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Illinois

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 86%
  • Without: 14%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 86%
  • Cellular data only: 12%
  • Satellite: 6%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 4%
  • 18-64: 5%
  • 65+ adults: 8%

  • <$20,000: 37%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 17%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 8%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7%
  • White: 5%

  • Employed: 5%
  • Unemployed: 8%

  • Less than high school: 11%
  • Some college or associate degree: 7%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Illinois Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Chicago 199.7 MBPS 53 Providers
Aurora 203.6 MBPS 28 Providers
Rockford 228.8 MBPS 25 Providers
Naperville 189.0 MBPS 32 Providers
Springfield 176.9 MBPS 31 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Illinois

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 223.4 MBPS
AT&T Internet 197.1 MBPS
Everywhere Wireless 165.9 MBPS
Frontier 22.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband 11.7 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 90.8%
Alexander 0.1%
Bond 66.8%
Boone 92.5%
Brown 82.2%
Bureau 78.7%
Calhoun 39.9%
Carroll 75.2%
Cass 92.0%
Champaign 94.5%
Christian 85.5%
Clark 72.5%
Clay 86.4%
Clinton 80.0%
Coles 79.9%
Cook 99.6%
Crawford 75.1%
Cumberland 59.0%
DeKalb 98.9%
De Witt 73.0%
Douglas 72.6%
DuPage 99.7%
Edgar 74.6%
Edwards 84.5%
Effingham 83.0%
Fayette 56.5%
Ford 78.1%
Franklin 80.2%
Fulton 86.0%
Gallatin 82.8%
Greene 70.8%
Grundy 87.6%
Hamilton 74.2%
Hancock 86.3%
Hardin 100.0%
Henderson 75.0%
Henry 89.5%
Iroquois 68.9%
Jackson 87.5%
Jasper 60.5%
Jefferson 71.7%
Jersey 80.3%
Jo Daviess 69.4%
Johnson 52.5%
Kane 99.4%
Kankakee 89.1%
Kendall 100.0%
Knox 96.5%
Lake 99.3%
LaSalle 83.9%
Lawrence 61.9%
Lee 73.6%
Livingston 77.0%
Logan 80.9%
McDonough 98.3%
McHenry 98.0%
McLean 100.0%
Macon 95.4%
Macoupin 77.7%
Madison 98.5%
Marion 83.2%
Marshall 81.0%
Mason 80.2%
Massac 86.1%
Menard 73.2%
Mercer 74.0%
Monroe 93.2%
Montgomery 72.0%
Morgan 80.3%
Moultrie 72.3%
Ogle 79.7%
Peoria 96.1%
Perry 85.5%
Piatt 82.1%
Pike 69.3%
Pope 92.2%
Pulaski 63.5%
Putnam 76.2%
Randolph 87.8%
Richland 79.7%
Rock Island 97.0%
St. Clair 95.5%
Saline 86.1%
Sangamon 95.1%
Schuyler 60.1%
Scott 65.5%
Shelby 58.1%
Stark 75.2%
Stephenson 81.4%
Tazewell 93.6%
Union 77.4%
Vermilion 87.6%
Wabash 79.2%
Warren 81.8%
Washington 71.2%
Wayne 86.4%
White 81.5%
Whiteside 83.4%
Will 100.0%
Williamson 82.5%
Winnebago 96.6%
Woodford 86.0%

Internet Providers By City in Illinois

Addison 99.8% 19 providers
Algonquin 99.9% 17 providers
Alsip 99.1% 15 providers
Alton 98.7% 13 providers
Antioch 98.4% 17 providers
Arlington Heights 99.6% 21 providers
Aurora 100.0% 28 providers
Barrington 99.7% 23 providers
Bartlett 99.9% 16 providers
Batavia 99.3% 20 providers
Belleville 99.4% 22 providers
Bellwood 99.7% 16 providers
Belvidere 96.7% 16 providers
Bensenville 100.0% 27 providers
Berwyn 100.0% 17 providers
Bloomingdale 98.2% 20 providers
Bloomington 100.0% 23 providers
Blue Island 94.8% 14 providers
Bolingbrook 100.0% 22 providers
Bourbonnais 97.5% 17 providers
Bridgeview 97.3% 21 providers
Brookfield 100.0% 15 providers
Buffalo Grove 99.9% 19 providers
Burbank 100.0% 13 providers
Calumet City 99.8% 15 providers
Canton 94.1% 15 providers
Carbondale 88.8% 20 providers
Carol Stream 100.0% 22 providers
Carpentersville 99.1% 18 providers
Cary 99.9% 16 providers
Centralia 88.4% 20 providers
Champaign 98.1% 26 providers
Charleston 80.1% 12 providers
Chicago 99.6% 53 providers
Chicago Heights 99.6% 14 providers
Chicago Ridge 100.0% 20 providers
Cicero 99.9% 18 providers
Collinsville 99.9% 16 providers
Country Club Hills 99.3% 15 providers
Crest Hill 100.0% 17 providers
Crete 100.0% 16 providers
Crystal Lake 99.8% 19 providers
Danville 91.7% 18 providers
Darien 99.5% 20 providers
Decatur 98.8% 22 providers
Deerfield 98.0% 19 providers
Dekalb 99.7% 22 providers
Des Plaines 98.1% 26 providers
Dixon 81.1% 13 providers
Dolton 100.0% 11 providers
Downers Grove 99.6% 22 providers
Dundee 99.8% 18 providers
East Moline 98.4% 18 providers
East Peoria 98.9% 20 providers
East Saint Louis 90.1% 20 providers
Edwardsville 97.3% 16 providers
Effingham 91.3% 18 providers
Elgin 99.8% 22 providers
Elk Grove Village 99.9% 26 providers
Elmhurst 99.9% 22 providers
Elmwood Park 99.6% 17 providers
Evanston 100.0% 20 providers
Evergreen Park 100.0% 15 providers
Fairview Heights 99.9% 18 providers
Forest Park 99.0% 18 providers
Frankfort 99.9% 15 providers
Franklin Park 99.9% 25 providers
Freeport 92.6% 16 providers
Galesburg 98.1% 18 providers
Geneva 100.0% 19 providers
Glen Ellyn 99.6% 20 providers
Glendale Heights 99.6% 23 providers
Glenview 98.7% 20 providers
Godfrey 94.9% 17 providers
Granite City 99.4% 15 providers
Grayslake 99.8% 15 providers
Gurnee 99.7% 18 providers
Hampshire 88.5% 21 providers
Hanover Park 100.0% 17 providers
Harvey 100.0% 14 providers
Harwood Heights 100.0% 21 providers
Hazel Crest 100.0% 15 providers
Hickory Hills 100.0% 18 providers
Highland 96.6% 18 providers
Highland Park 99.8% 16 providers
Hinsdale 100.0% 18 providers
Hoffman Estates 99.7% 26 providers
Homer Glen 100.0% 14 providers
Homewood 99.9% 17 providers
Huntley 98.5% 15 providers
Jacksonville 90.5% 14 providers
Joliet 100.0% 23 providers
Justice 100.0% 15 providers
Kankakee 95.8% 16 providers
Kewanee 95.2% 14 providers
La Grange 99.3% 22 providers
Lake Forest 99.8% 19 providers
Lake In The Hills 99.6% 15 providers
Lake Villa 99.9% 18 providers
Lake Zurich 99.5% 19 providers
Lansing 99.9% 14 providers
Lemont 99.7% 16 providers
Libertyville 99.9% 18 providers
Lincoln 91.5% 16 providers
Lisle 99.9% 25 providers
Lockport 100.0% 16 providers
Lombard 99.9% 24 providers
Loves Park 99.7% 19 providers
Machesney Park 99.8% 21 providers
Macomb 98.8% 15 providers
Marion 79.6% 18 providers
Matteson 99.7% 17 providers
Mattoon 88.8% 13 providers
Maywood 100.0% 18 providers
Mchenry 99.4% 21 providers
Melrose Park 99.5% 23 providers
Midlothian 99.9% 18 providers
Mokena 100.0% 18 providers
Moline 99.2% 20 providers
Montgomery 100.0% 22 providers
Morris 93.3% 20 providers
Morton 94.7% 16 providers
Morton Grove 100.0% 17 providers
Mount Prospect 99.4% 18 providers
Mount Vernon 86.4% 22 providers
Mundelein 99.8% 17 providers
Murphysboro 92.6% 13 providers
Naperville 99.8% 32 providers
New Lenox 100.0% 17 providers
Niles 100.0% 19 providers
Normal 100.0% 16 providers
North Aurora 100.0% 22 providers
North Chicago 96.6% 14 providers
Northbrook 100.0% 24 providers
O Fallon 99.7% 20 providers
Oak Forest 100.0% 15 providers
Oak Lawn 99.6% 16 providers
Oak Park 100.0% 21 providers
Orland Park 99.9% 20 providers
Oswego 100.0% 22 providers
Ottawa 93.1% 18 providers
Palatine 99.9% 19 providers
Palos Heights 100.0% 16 providers
Palos Hills 99.7% 14 providers
Park Forest 98.1% 15 providers
Park Ridge 99.9% 17 providers
Pekin 98.2% 17 providers
Peoria 99.1% 29 providers
Plainfield 100.0% 18 providers
Pontiac 87.4% 15 providers
Prospect Heights 99.7% 20 providers
Quincy 97.2% 16 providers
Rantoul 96.0% 15 providers
Richton Park 99.8% 16 providers
Riverdale 99.8% 14 providers
Riverside 99.9% 17 providers
Rochelle 92.0% 16 providers
Rock Falls 91.5% 16 providers
Rock Island 99.6% 18 providers
Rockford 97.3% 25 providers
Rolling Meadows 99.5% 21 providers
Romeoville 100.0% 19 providers
Roscoe 99.1% 15 providers
Roselle 99.7% 16 providers
Round Lake 99.9% 15 providers
Saint Charles 100.0% 23 providers
Schaumburg 99.7% 31 providers
Shorewood 100.0% 20 providers
Skokie 100.0% 21 providers
South Elgin 100.0% 21 providers
South Holland 100.0% 16 providers
Springfield 98.6% 31 providers
Sterling 89.4% 18 providers
Streamwood 99.9% 14 providers
Streator 93.2% 17 providers
Sycamore 99.0% 20 providers
Taylorville 94.4% 13 providers
Tinley Park 100.0% 20 providers
Troy 99.8% 16 providers
Urbana 96.3% 22 providers
Vernon Hills 99.7% 23 providers
Villa Park 99.7% 18 providers
Washington 98.0% 19 providers
Waterloo 91.8% 16 providers
Wauconda 99.8% 18 providers
Waukegan 98.7% 17 providers
West Chicago 99.6% 20 providers
Westchester 100.0% 17 providers
Westmont 99.9% 19 providers
Wheaton 99.7% 21 providers
Wheeling 99.9% 19 providers
Willowbrook 99.1% 21 providers
Wilmette 100.0% 15 providers
Winnetka 99.9% 13 providers
Wood Dale 100.0% 23 providers
Woodridge 100.0% 20 providers
Woodstock 97.7% 19 providers
Yorkville 100.0% 21 providers
Zion 97.9% 12 providers