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

42.9

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.Sugar Grove121.6 MBPS16 Providers
2.Plymouth102.4 MBPS9 Providers
3.Westfield89.2 MBPS10 Providers
4.Glencoe88.8 MBPS12 Providers
5.Saunemin88.5 MBPS12 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Illinois

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Everywhere Wireless56.9 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast54.1 MBPS
AT&T Internet30.1 MBPS
E-Vergent Wireless16.8 MBPS
Rise Broadband5.6 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 326 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%17 providers
Alsip98.9%20 providers
Alton97.8%14 providers
Antioch98.2%15 providers
Arlington Heights97.6%24 providers
Aurora99.5%26 providers
Barrington99.4%22 providers
Bartlett99.0%17 providers
Batavia98.3%20 providers
Belleville98.5%20 providers
Bellwood99.7%12 providers
Belvidere95.6%13 providers
Bensenville99.9%27 providers
Berwyn99.9%13 providers
Bloomingdale98.9%20 providers
Bloomington97.5%23 providers
Blue Island92.8%13 providers
Bolingbrook99.9%22 providers
Bourbonnais96.3%17 providers
Bridgeview97.2%21 providers
Brookfield100.0%11 providers
Buffalo Grove99.0%20 providers
Burbank99.7%13 providers
Calumet City99.2%14 providers
Canton76.6%11 providers
Carbondale81.6%12 providers
Carol Stream99.8%22 providers
Carpentersville99.1%17 providers
Cary99.8%14 providers
Centralia82.5%17 providers
Champaign97.5%23 providers
Charleston82.5%10 providers
Chicago98.7%42 providers
Chicago Heights99.5%11 providers
Chicago Ridge100.0%16 providers
Cicero99.0%15 providers
Collinsville99.0%15 providers
Country Club Hills99.1%15 providers
Crest Hill100.0%15 providers
Crete97.6%12 providers
Crystal Lake99.6%17 providers
Danville85.4%14 providers
Darien99.7%19 providers
Decatur97.4%20 providers
Deerfield97.3%19 providers
Dekalb89.2%18 providers
Des Plaines95.7%26 providers
Dixon73.6%10 providers
Dolton99.9%10 providers
Downers Grove99.4%23 providers
Dundee98.1%18 providers
East Moline97.4%14 providers
East Peoria98.6%19 providers
East Saint Louis89.3%16 providers
Edwardsville92.9%14 providers
Effingham79.4%16 providers
Elgin99.1%19 providers
Elk Grove Village97.8%24 providers
Elmhurst99.7%22 providers
Elmwood Park99.6%15 providers
Evanston99.8%20 providers
Evergreen Park100.0%13 providers
Fairview Heights100.0%19 providers
Forest Park98.9%15 providers
Frankfort99.5%17 providers
Franklin Park99.9%23 providers
Freeport91.6%12 providers
Galesburg95.7%15 providers
Geneva99.5%19 providers
Glen Ellyn100.0%20 providers
Glendale Heights99.6%21 providers
Glenview97.4%24 providers
Godfrey93.6%15 providers
Granite City99.2%13 providers
Grayslake98.3%17 providers
Great Lakes84.7%13 providers
Gurnee99.6%20 providers
Hampshire79.1%17 providers
Hanover Park100.0%18 providers
Harvey99.1%12 providers
Harwood Heights100.0%17 providers
Hazel Crest99.9%14 providers
Hickory Hills99.8%18 providers
Highland92.2%16 providers
Highland Park99.7%17 providers
Hinsdale100.0%19 providers
Hoffman Estates97.6%23 providers
Homer Glen99.7%16 providers
Homewood99.7%17 providers
Huntley98.0%12 providers
Jacksonville81.8%13 providers
Joliet99.3%25 providers
Justice98.8%16 providers
Kankakee95.0%14 providers
Kewanee95.0%13 providers
La Grange98.6%19 providers
Lake Forest99.7%22 providers
Lake In The Hills99.3%15 providers
Lake Villa98.6%16 providers
Lake Zurich99.4%20 providers
Lansing99.9%12 providers
Lemont98.2%15 providers
Libertyville99.5%21 providers
Lincoln91.2%12 providers
Lisle99.9%23 providers
Lockport90.5%17 providers
Lombard96.8%22 providers
Loves Park99.6%15 providers
Machesney Park99.8%18 providers
Macomb97.2%15 providers
Marion73.0%12 providers
Matteson99.3%13 providers
Mattoon85.3%12 providers
Maywood99.6%14 providers
Mchenry99.0%20 providers
Melrose Park99.5%20 providers
Midlothian99.7%15 providers
Mokena99.7%18 providers
Moline99.8%15 providers
Montgomery99.4%18 providers
Morris88.4%17 providers
Morton92.4%17 providers
Morton Grove99.4%17 providers
Mount Prospect98.9%19 providers
Mount Vernon85.1%17 providers
Mundelein99.6%20 providers
Murphysboro84.9%11 providers
Naperville99.6%29 providers
New Lenox99.8%17 providers
Niles99.4%19 providers
Normal89.0%17 providers
North Aurora99.9%18 providers
North Chicago95.0%17 providers
Northbrook99.4%23 providers
O Fallon99.4%16 providers
Oak Forest100.0%16 providers
Oak Lawn99.5%15 providers
Oak Park100.0%16 providers
Orland Park97.7%17 providers
Oswego98.1%21 providers
Ottawa90.4%17 providers
Palatine98.7%20 providers
Palos Heights99.0%17 providers
Palos Hills99.4%16 providers
Park Forest97.9%11 providers
Park Ridge99.0%18 providers
Pekin94.2%16 providers
Peoria98.6%29 providers
Plainfield99.7%18 providers
Pontiac85.8%11 providers
Prospect Heights95.9%19 providers
Quincy95.9%15 providers
Rantoul95.5%14 providers
Richton Park99.5%13 providers
Riverdale99.1%12 providers
Riverside99.8%15 providers
Rochelle88.7%12 providers
Rock Falls88.4%11 providers
Rock Island99.2%15 providers
Rockford97.1%19 providers
Rolling Meadows98.9%20 providers
Romeoville97.5%20 providers
Roscoe99.2%14 providers
Roselle99.6%19 providers
Round Lake99.7%14 providers
Saint Charles97.9%21 providers
Schaumburg97.6%29 providers
Shorewood98.7%16 providers
Skokie100.0%19 providers
South Elgin99.7%19 providers
South Holland99.9%16 providers
Springfield98.1%26 providers
Sterling87.2%13 providers
Streamwood99.9%16 providers
Streator89.7%16 providers
Sycamore93.7%16 providers
Taylorville92.1%12 providers
Tinley Park99.7%20 providers
Troy98.5%14 providers
Urbana93.8%20 providers
Vernon Hills99.5%24 providers
Villa Park99.0%19 providers
Washington97.9%19 providers
Waterloo80.4%15 providers
Wauconda99.2%17 providers
Waukegan98.6%20 providers
West Chicago99.0%22 providers
Westchester100.0%15 providers
Westmont99.2%19 providers
Wheaton99.4%23 providers
Wheeling99.2%21 providers
Willowbrook97.8%19 providers
Wilmette99.9%15 providers
Winnetka99.8%15 providers
Wood Dale99.8%18 providers
Woodridge97.5%19 providers
Woodstock91.8%18 providers
Yorkville95.4%22 providers
Zion97.6%12 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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