Internet Providers in Chicago Ridge, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Chicago Ridge, IL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.63

Internet Access in Chicago Ridge, Illinois

There are two primary infrastructure choices in Chicago Ridge — coaxial cable (98.52% availability) and DSL (98.50% availability). Coaxial cable broadband service is usually provided via cable TV providers via pre-existing coaxial TV cables on telephone poles. DSL Internet is sent via twisted copper phone lines. The majority of Chicago Ridge neighborhoods and addresses can access cable service and DSL service from two or more providers.

The average Chicago Ridge building has 3-4 providers at a given location. Still, 1.5 percent of the Chicago Ridge population have one option for broadband service.

XFINITY from Comcast is the most commonly available choice in Chicago Ridge. virtually one hundred percent of Chicago Ridge census blocks can get access to them. Viasat Internet is also a common choice, serving near one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite broadband service. Viasat's fastest package in Chicago Ridge is 35 Mbps download.

The information listed here is primarily sourced via FCC reports. Listings here are using private data sources to output more useful results than is available from the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is generated by our data team, who collect thousands of plans annually. We've catalogued 349 Chicago Ridge Internet plans since 2014, with 36 Internet plans currently active in the area.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, HughesNet is a third choice for wired broadband in virtually one hundred percent of Chicago Ridge. Wireless choices like satellite and mobile are advertised locally, but wired providers almost always provide high value pricing for the speed you get. As detailed in the map below, the vast majority of Chicago Ridge residents have access to some form of wired broadband.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Chicago Ridge with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Chicago Ridge is the 94th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Oak Lawn, Burbank, and Palos Hills, but behind Bridgeview and Worth.
  • The fastest zip code in Chicago Ridge for April 2021 is 60415. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Chicago Ridge, 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 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Chicago Ridge, Illinois

  • EarthLink - DSL - 98.5% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 98.2% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 35.3% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 35.3% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chicago Ridge - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Chicago Ridge

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Chicago Ridge is the 94th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Oak Lawn, Burbank, and Palos Hills, but behind Bridgeview and Worth.

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: 35% of people living in Chicago Ridge 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 Chicago Ridge 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, 60415 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Chicago Ridge.

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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Chicago Ridge

Data from our researchers suggests that top ISPs use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because users see them as a tactic to limit "cord cutting", while providers explain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Chicago Ridge

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 98.5%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 98.2%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 100% 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 35.3%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 35.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Everywhere Wireless Fixed Wireless 5.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 95.0%+ 987 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 35.2%+ 940 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 46.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 11.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 6.9%+ 6 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.0%+ 100 Mbps
Cincinnati Bell Business Copper 3.0%+ -- Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 1.4%+ 20 Mbps
First Communications Copper 1.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Chicago Ridge to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chicago Ridge 171.6 Mbps 8 $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +243.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -52.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -55.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -44.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -44 Mbps ) 8 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )