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Internet Providers in Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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 528 Internet deals in Arlington Heights since founding in 2014. Average speed data is based on 37,255 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 25.74 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.
- There are 19 internet providers in Arlington Heights with 8 of those offering residential service
- Arlington Heights is the 25th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, and Palatine, but behind Rolling Meadows.
- The fastest zip code in Arlington Heights for July 2021 is 60004. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.1% of consumers in Arlington Heights800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Arlington Heights, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||98.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Rolling Meadows, IL
- Prospect Heights, IL
- Mount Prospect, IL
- Palatine, IL
- Wheeling, IL
- Buffalo Grove, IL
- Des Plaines, IL
- Elk Grove Village, IL
- Schaumburg, IL
- Lake Zurich, IL
- Hoffman Estates, IL
- Lincolnshire, IL
- Northbrook, IL
- Glenview, IL
- Barrington, IL
- Itasca, IL
- Deerfield, IL
- Medinah, IL
- Wood Dale, IL
- Park Ridge, IL
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Arlington Heights to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Arlington Heights||219.5 Mbps||10||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +314.9 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -70.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -58.9 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -50 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -57.4 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|