Internet Providers in Carol Stream, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Carol Stream, IL
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.42

Internet Access in Carol Stream, Illinois

4 Internet providers can provide service to the average Carol Stream location. In context, this is actually a lot of choice in comparison to similar-sized cities. Competition often results in lower regional pricing.

Looking specifically at the network technologies within Carol Stream, there are essentially two primary options: cable (providers like XFINITY from Comcast) and DSL (providers like EarthLink).

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Carol Stream's most common wired Internet providers.

We should note that since FCC data is only collected twice annually and only released six months after, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability and plan data directly from some major ISPs to help fix this issue.

Aside from the Internet providers listed above, XFINITY from Comcast provides a third choice for coverage in close to one hundred percent of Carol Stream. Fixed wireless providers such as Future Link IT and satellite companies such as are sometimes a good choice, but the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal so far as speed and pricing.

  • There are 20 internet providers in Carol Stream with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Carol Stream is the 128th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Bloomingdale, Winfield, Bartlett, and Hanover Park, but behind Glendale Heights.
  • The fastest zip code in Carol Stream for April 2021 is 60188. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Carol Stream, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Metronet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
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 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Carol Stream, Illinois

  • EarthLink - DSL - 96.5% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 96.5% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.8% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Metronet - Fiber - 11.2% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 10.3% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 10.3% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Carol Stream - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carol Stream

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Carol Stream is the 128th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Bloomingdale, Winfield, Bartlett, and Hanover Park, but behind Glendale Heights.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in DuPage 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: 21% of people living in Carol Stream 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 97% of Carol Stream 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, 60188 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Carol Stream.

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

In DuPage County, approximately 3,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Carol Stream

Data from our research team shows that some of the top ISPs use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a tactic to discourage streaming services. Providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Carol Stream

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 96.5%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 96.5%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Future Link IT Fixed Wireless 85.3%+ 6 Mbps
Blast Communications Fixed Wireless 64.9%+ 6 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 16.0%+ 65 Mbps
Metronet Fiber 11.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 10.3%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 10.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 34.0%+ 65 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 15.2%+ 4.0 Mbps
Metronet Fiber 7.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
First Communications Copper 13.6%+ 1.5 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 12.4%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 5.8%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 6.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.0%+ 10 Mbps
Call One Copper 3.2%+ 1.5 Mbps
Access One Inc Copper 2.3%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Carol Stream to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Carol Stream 148.2 Mbps 11 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +267.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -29.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -32 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -20.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -20.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Carol Stream

Awesome Tech Service

During this difficult time with the COVID 19 pandemic, my service started lacking in quality. It is very important that I have wifi for my daughter's education as e-learning is now essential to her growth in education. I set many times for a tech to come to our home and fix the problem but kept rescheduling time and dates because I was worried about compromising the health of my family and young children. But eventually had no other choice. Tech showed up very promptly on time checking everything outside with my husband and explaining everything! When he said he needed to come to the house and check our modem, we were hesitant but offered him a mask and gloves. He very politely informed us he had some and went to his van and geared up. Upon entering my home he said "sorry, I'll be right back" and return quickly with booties to put over his boots. Very much appreciated considering my daughter crawls all over the floor and puts everything in her mouth! After going inside and working his magic, he also engaged with my young child and was very patient when my husband had to step away for a moment. After installing our new modem, he took the time to explain things to us and was very informative and helpful! I recommend this tech to anyone that's having doubts during this hard time! He is 100% safe, professional, and informative.