Illinois Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Illinois Internet Facts in 2022

  • Illinois currently ranks 21st among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

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

  • The U.S. has more than 2,859 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%
DuPage 99.63%
Cook 99.57%
Lake 99.36%
Kane 98.71%
Will 98.15%
Madison 98.02%
Kendall 97.58%
McHenry 97.38%
McDonough 97.26%
Lowest
Alexander 0%
Calhoun 1.26%
Menard 9.68%
Cass 13.04%
Fayette 21.29%
Pulaski 28.88%
Johnson 34.29%
Jasper 41.52%
Cumberland 42.29%
Pike 45.17%

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 49 Providers
Aurora 203.6 MBPS 27 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 Communications 22.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband 11.7 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 90.4%
Alexander 0.0%
Bond 49.5%
Boone 91.8%
Brown 82.2%
Bureau 72.5%
Calhoun 1.3%
Carroll 74.3%
Cass 92.0%
Champaign 93.3%
Christian 85.1%
Clark 66.3%
Clay 84.6%
Clinton 73.0%
Coles 80.9%
Cook 99.6%
Crawford 69.5%
Cumberland 42.3%
DeKalb 93.6%
De Witt 70.7%
Douglas 68.5%
DuPage 99.7%
Edgar 62.3%
Edwards 76.4%
Effingham 77.0%
Fayette 48.7%
Ford 66.7%
Franklin 77.4%
Fulton 80.7%
Gallatin 69.9%
Greene 50.3%
Grundy 87.2%
Hamilton 71.5%
Hancock 80.0%
Hardin 100.0%
Henderson 66.2%
Henry 89.3%
Iroquois 62.5%
Jackson 78.6%
Jasper 42.8%
Jefferson 60.1%
Jersey 71.0%
Jo Daviess 67.1%
Johnson 34.3%
Kane 98.7%
Kankakee 88.2%
Kendall 97.6%
Knox 96.5%
Lake 99.4%
LaSalle 81.1%
Lawrence 57.2%
Lee 67.0%
Livingston 70.2%
Logan 79.7%
McDonough 97.8%
McHenry 97.8%
McLean 92.6%
Macon 92.7%
Macoupin 73.4%
Madison 98.1%
Marion 80.6%
Marshall 74.5%
Mason 79.8%
Massac 63.8%
Menard 73.0%
Mercer 72.9%
Monroe 96.7%
Montgomery 66.5%
Morgan 68.8%
Moultrie 65.9%
Ogle 78.1%
Peoria 95.6%
Perry 75.9%
Piatt 69.9%
Pike 51.8%
Pope 77.3%
Pulaski 28.9%
Putnam 65.0%
Randolph 81.3%
Richland 75.3%
Rock Island 96.7%
St. Clair 94.9%
Saline 77.1%
Sangamon 94.6%
Schuyler 60.1%
Scott 55.8%
Shelby 50.2%
Stark 73.4%
Stephenson 79.6%
Tazewell 92.7%
Union 54.6%
Vermilion 82.0%
Wabash 72.1%
Warren 80.8%
Washington 50.8%
Wayne 82.8%
White 72.4%
Whiteside 83.3%
Will 98.2%
Williamson 78.8%
Winnebago 96.4%
Woodford 84.1%

Internet Providers By City in Illinois

Addison 99.8% 20 providers
Algonquin 99.9% 17 providers
Alsip 99.1% 17 providers
Alton 98.7% 14 providers
Antioch 98.4% 17 providers
Arlington Heights 99.1% 21 providers
Aurora 99.8% 27 providers
Barrington 99.7% 23 providers
Bartlett 99.4% 17 providers
Batavia 99.3% 20 providers
Belleville 99.2% 22 providers
Bellwood 99.7% 15 providers
Belvidere 96.7% 15 providers
Bensenville 100.0% 25 providers
Berwyn 100.0% 16 providers
Bloomingdale 100.0% 21 providers
Bloomington 98.1% 24 providers
Blue Island 94.1% 14 providers
Bolingbrook 100.0% 22 providers
Bourbonnais 97.4% 17 providers
Bridgeview 99.0% 21 providers
Brookfield 100.0% 14 providers
Buffalo Grove 99.9% 19 providers
Burbank 100.0% 13 providers
Calumet City 99.8% 15 providers
Canton 93.4% 15 providers
Carbondale 85.7% 19 providers
Carol Stream 100.0% 22 providers
Carpentersville 99.1% 18 providers
Cary 99.9% 16 providers
Centralia 86.4% 21 providers
Champaign 98.0% 26 providers
Charleston 81.7% 13 providers
Chicago 99.6% 49 providers
Chicago Heights 99.5% 14 providers
Chicago Ridge 100.0% 20 providers
Cicero 99.9% 17 providers
Collinsville 99.9% 16 providers
Country Club Hills 99.1% 15 providers
Crest Hill 100.0% 18 providers
Crete 99.1% 15 providers
Crystal Lake 99.8% 19 providers
Danville 90.1% 17 providers
Darien 99.5% 19 providers
Decatur 98.7% 23 providers
Deerfield 98.0% 19 providers
Dekalb 98.6% 22 providers
Des Plaines 97.5% 25 providers
Dixon 81.1% 13 providers
Dolton 100.0% 11 providers
Downers Grove 99.4% 22 providers
Dundee 99.8% 18 providers
East Moline 98.4% 17 providers
East Peoria 98.9% 20 providers
East Saint Louis 90.1% 20 providers
Edwardsville 97.3% 16 providers
Effingham 90.1% 18 providers
Elgin 99.8% 22 providers
Elk Grove Village 99.9% 25 providers
Elmhurst 99.9% 21 providers
Elmwood Park 99.6% 16 providers
Evanston 100.0% 21 providers
Evergreen Park 100.0% 15 providers
Fairview Heights 99.9% 18 providers
Forest Park 99.0% 18 providers
Frankfort 99.8% 17 providers
Franklin Park 99.9% 24 providers
Freeport 91.9% 17 providers
Galesburg 98.2% 19 providers
Geneva 100.0% 19 providers
Glen Ellyn 99.6% 20 providers
Glendale Heights 99.7% 23 providers
Glenview 98.4% 21 providers
Godfrey 94.2% 17 providers
Granite City 99.4% 16 providers
Grayslake 99.8% 15 providers
Gurnee 99.7% 19 providers
Hampshire 88.1% 20 providers
Hanover Park 100.0% 18 providers
Harvey 100.0% 14 providers
Harwood Heights 100.0% 19 providers
Hazel Crest 100.0% 15 providers
Hickory Hills 100.0% 18 providers
Highland 92.5% 20 providers
Highland Park 99.8% 17 providers
Hinsdale 100.0% 18 providers
Hoffman Estates 99.7% 26 providers
Homer Glen 99.9% 15 providers
Homewood 99.9% 17 providers
Huntley 98.5% 15 providers
Jacksonville 87.8% 16 providers
Joliet 99.8% 24 providers
Justice 100.0% 15 providers
Kankakee 95.8% 16 providers
Kewanee 95.2% 14 providers
La Grange 99.2% 21 providers
Lake Forest 99.8% 19 providers
Lake In The Hills 99.5% 16 providers
Lake Villa 99.8% 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% 15 providers
Lisle 99.9% 25 providers
Lockport 91.2% 16 providers
Lombard 99.9% 24 providers
Loves Park 99.7% 18 providers
Machesney Park 99.9% 21 providers
Macomb 98.3% 16 providers
Marion 76.3% 18 providers
Matteson 99.7% 17 providers
Mattoon 88.8% 14 providers
Maywood 100.0% 17 providers
Mchenry 99.4% 21 providers
Melrose Park 99.5% 21 providers
Midlothian 99.9% 19 providers
Mokena 99.8% 19 providers
Moline 99.2% 19 providers
Montgomery 100.0% 21 providers
Morris 92.8% 19 providers
Morton 94.2% 15 providers
Morton Grove 100.0% 18 providers
Mount Prospect 99.7% 19 providers
Mount Vernon 86.1% 21 providers
Mundelein 99.8% 17 providers
Murphysboro 86.0% 13 providers
Naperville 99.8% 32 providers
New Lenox 99.9% 17 providers
Niles 100.0% 20 providers
Normal 99.3% 17 providers
North Aurora 100.0% 21 providers
North Chicago 96.6% 14 providers
Northbrook 100.0% 24 providers
O Fallon 99.7% 19 providers
Oak Forest 100.0% 15 providers
Oak Lawn 99.6% 16 providers
Oak Park 100.0% 20 providers
Orland Park 99.7% 20 providers
Oswego 99.1% 21 providers
Ottawa 93.1% 18 providers
Palatine 99.6% 20 providers
Palos Heights 100.0% 17 providers
Palos Hills 99.6% 14 providers
Park Forest 98.1% 15 providers
Park Ridge 99.9% 17 providers
Pekin 98.1% 17 providers
Peoria 99.1% 30 providers
Plainfield 99.8% 18 providers
Pontiac 86.1% 13 providers
Prospect Heights 95.9% 20 providers
Quincy 96.7% 16 providers
Rantoul 96.0% 15 providers
Richton Park 99.8% 16 providers
Riverdale 99.8% 14 providers
Riverside 99.8% 16 providers
Rochelle 91.7% 17 providers
Rock Falls 91.4% 17 providers
Rock Island 99.6% 18 providers
Rockford 97.3% 25 providers
Rolling Meadows 99.5% 21 providers
Romeoville 99.7% 19 providers
Roscoe 99.2% 15 providers
Roselle 99.7% 16 providers
Round Lake 99.7% 15 providers
Saint Charles 99.5% 22 providers
Schaumburg 99.6% 31 providers
Shorewood 99.2% 20 providers
Skokie 100.0% 21 providers
South Elgin 100.0% 20 providers
South Holland 99.9% 16 providers
Springfield 98.5% 31 providers
Sterling 89.4% 18 providers
Streamwood 99.9% 14 providers
Streator 92.6% 17 providers
Sycamore 98.6% 20 providers
Taylorville 94.4% 13 providers
Tinley Park 99.9% 21 providers
Troy 99.8% 17 providers
Urbana 96.3% 23 providers
Vernon Hills 99.7% 22 providers
Villa Park 99.0% 17 providers
Washington 98.0% 18 providers
Waterloo 94.0% 16 providers
Wauconda 99.7% 18 providers
Waukegan 99.7% 17 providers
West Chicago 99.6% 22 providers
Westchester 100.0% 16 providers
Westmont 99.9% 18 providers
Wheaton 99.6% 21 providers
Wheeling 99.9% 18 providers
Willowbrook 99.2% 21 providers
Wilmette 100.0% 17 providers
Winnetka 99.9% 13 providers
Wood Dale 99.9% 23 providers
Woodridge 100.0% 21 providers
Woodstock 97.7% 18 providers
Yorkville 98.2% 20 providers
Zion 97.9% 12 providers