Internet Providers in Chicago, Illinois
Residential Internet Statistics for Chicago, IL
|Internet Service Providers:||15|
|Plans Start From:||$19.99|
|Top Download Speed:||5 Gbps|
|Fastest Connection Type:||Fiber|
Top Internet Providers in Chicago, Illinois:
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Internet Service in Chicago, Illinois
As the third-largest city in the U.S., Chicago is chock-full of jaw-dropping architecture, cultural attractions, windy weather, and a vibrant arts scene. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant with the best deep-dish pizza or the iconic Cloud Gate, Chicago has several internet providers to help you search and stay connected. Providers like AT&T Internet and Xfinity are available in neighborhoods like Archer Heights and Little Village, delivering gigabit download speeds as fast as city life.
Fastest Internet Providers in Chicago, Illinois
If you want the fastest internet available in Chicago, the answer is clear. AT&T offers the speediest plans in Chicago. The fastest AT&T plan tops out at a dizzying 5 Gbps in advertised download speed, which is far faster than most internet users are accustomed to. With that said, availability for these high-speed plans (and all other high-speed plans) varies, so you’ll have to check with AT&T to see if you can sign up. If you can’t, don’t despair: AT&T offers several other extremely fast plans, and its rival Xfinity also offers plans with speeds north of 1 Gbps.
How can AT&T deliver such fast internet? The answer is that AT&T has a fiber-optic network. Fiber networks are faster than older connection types like DSL and dial-up — and even cable, though cable networks can often offer speeds of 1 Gbps or more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Chicago, Illinois
0.8% of consumers in Chicago21,000 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.
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Map of ISPs in Chicago
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