Internet Providers in Arlington Heights, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Arlington Heights, IL
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.1

Internet Access in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Data below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory filings. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to further validate and enhance the data on a census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected by our data analysis team. We have analyzed 503 Internet deals in Arlington Heights since founding in 2014. Average speed data is based on 61,085 local user speed tests. They are meant for provider comparison purposes, not to indicate top Internet speedsin the area.

In terms of availability, the average location in Arlington Heights will have 5 companies serving their address. Only 1.09 percent of Arlington Heights residents are limited to one option for Internet service.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability in Arlington Heights. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Arlington Heights census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving practically one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package in Arlington Heights is 25 megabits per second.

EarthLink provides a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Arlington Heights with a top download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only way to get Internet access in Arlington Heights. fixed wireless providers like Everywhere Wireless can offer 50 Mbps using wireless links. Aside from consumer Internet, there are 10 companies in the area offering specialized enterprise and business subscriptions like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. Our results include every provider with business packages on their website, but home providers often offer business plans as well.

So, looking at the big picture, Arlington Heights's broadband Internet infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US cities and towns: strong coverage of cable and DSL Internet service, except that a majority of residences are stuck with one company for subscribing to either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern is normal because Broadband providers were started pre-Internet as cable TV and telephone corporations. So, they can use these pre-existing networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband service. The area's average download speed is currently 17.03 percent higher than the state average, accounting for all cities. View the user speed test results below for information about how providers compare long term.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Arlington Heights, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Arlington Heights, Illinois

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 98.4% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 98.5% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 97.6% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • WOW! - Cable - 81.8% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 17.7% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 15.6% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Arlington Heights - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights is the 25th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, and Palatine, but behind Rolling Meadows.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 23,000 people in Cook County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 18% of people living in Arlington Heights have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Arlington Heights residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 60004 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Arlington Heights.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Cook County, approximately 24,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues Around Arlington Heights

Data collected by our market research team suggests that many of the top providers in Arlington Heights place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Arlington Heights

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 98.4%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 98.5%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.6%+ 1,200 Mbps
WOW! Cable 81.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Everywhere Wireless Fixed Wireless 75.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 25.3%+ 65 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 17.7%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 15.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 98.9%+ 987 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 78.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 18.1%+ 940 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 34.4%+ 65 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 33.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 9.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
First Communications Copper 8.8%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 7.7%+ 6 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 6.7%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Arlington Heights to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Arlington Heights 153.2 Mbps 10 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +262.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -34.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -37 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -25.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -25.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )