Internet Providers in Chicago, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Chicago, IL
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 26
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.48

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Internet Access in Chicago, Illinois

The average download speed in Chicago is 116.2 Mbps. This is 8.6% slower than the average in Illinois and 19.6% faster than the national average.

  • There are 45 internet providers in Chicago with 15 of those offering residential service
  • Chicago is the 5th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Oak Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Riverside, and Forest Park.
  • Illinois is the 20th most connected state in the U.S.
  • There are 353 internet providers in all of Illinois.
  • In Cook County, approximately 24,000 people do not have access to 25mbps wired broadband.
  • The average internet download speed in Illinois is 127.15 mbps.
  • Almost 95% of consumers in Illinois have access to a wired connection with true broadband speeds faster than 25mbps.
  • Approximately 23,000 people in Cook County don't have access to any wired internet.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Chicago: Jefferson Park, Calumet Park, Norridge, Merrionette Park, Burnham, and Bedford Park
  • The fastest zip code in Chicago for April 2021 is 60624. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Chicago, IL

21,000 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 Chicago, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AccessMedia3 250 Mbps Cable 32s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Chicago, Illinois

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 100.0% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • RCN - Cable - 98.8% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • WOW! - Cable - 96.8% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 89.9% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 89.8% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AccessMedia3 - Cable - 7.8% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 1.2% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chicago - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary Of Internet Providers In Chicago

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 100% 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 100% 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 100% 1,200 Mbps
Everywhere Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
Lynx Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 200 Mbps
RCN Cable 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
WOW! Cable 96.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 89.9%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 89.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 38.8%+ 65 Mbps
Webpass Fixed Wireless 37.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
AccessMedia3 Cable 7.8%+ 250 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 1.2%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 82.8%+ 940 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 90.9%+ 8 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 86.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 78.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 70.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
First Communications Copper 67.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
Verizon Business Fiber 3.0%+ 950 Mbps
Verizon Business Fixed Wireless 4.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fusion Connect Fiber 52.5%+ 20 Mbps
Cogent Communications Fiber 46.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
RCN Business Fiber 41.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 37.4%+ 100 Mbps
Towerstream Fixed Wireless 32.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Access One Inc Copper 21.8%+ 3.0 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 19.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Call One Fiber 14.3%+ 1.5 Mbps
Global Cloud Xchange Copper 13.7%+ 905 Mbps
SNET Copper 12.4%+ 12 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 11.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
NetFortris Fiber 10.2%+ -- Mbps
Xclutel Communications Copper 7.6%+ -- Mbps
Google Fiber Webpass Copper 6.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 4.7%+ 6 Mbps
M2 nGage Fiber 4.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 4.0%+ 1.5 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 1.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Panterra Copper 2.8%+ 3.0 Mbps
AssetBlack Fiber 1.4%+ 50 Mbps
Atlantic Metro Fiber 1.4%+ -- Mbps
T2 Technologies Copper 1.4%+ 50 Mbps
AccessMedia3 Copper 1.0%+ 500 Mbps
CallTower Fiber 0.7%+ 6 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Chicago

Phenomenal job

My internet had been down since yesterday morning. We called today and were fortunate to get a technician. He arrived with an unwavering determination to resolve my issue. His manipulation with the tools of the trade gave me assurance that I would have Netflix and be chilling real soon! He moved from one room to next, from the basement to outside, from atop a strong ladder to the back of the reliable van, one step after another until finally done! My family and I thank you, may your jobs never be too many or your reward too few!

Better than others

We live in a rural area and have had crappy DSL (around 400kbps download) and paid over $50 a month for it. When I found out about T-Mobile I thought I would give it a shot. At first, since it is LTE internet, I thought It would not be that good because my phone internet is pretty bad and very flaky out here, but I was told by the representative that I could try it and if I didn't like it, I could send it back, no strings attached. I have to say it was better than I thought. I get speeds ranging between 16Mbps to 30Mbps and the speed is not choppy so video and games play smoothly and don't drop the connection as they do on phone tethering. It's not cable or fiber speeds but it sure beats 3.0 DSL and the price is the same with no extra fees or taxes (50$ a month).

Our Service Tech Brian Is Simply Great!!

I would like to write my very positive remarks about our local service technician (Brian Lloyd) who services our Sherrard, Illinois area (61281). His service over the years has been exceptional, not only with putting our internet service back on track but also about his conduct on the phone. Very courteous and professional with also a sense of humor (good mix). We hope that his manager(s) and colleagues see this review as a testament to his performance. Thanks Brian! Christopher B.

Great Internet speeds

We got our internet last June. Our technician was outstanding and very pleasant and informative. We have not had any need to call for service since the day it was connected (hope I didn’t just jinx myself). We do have Netflix and Amazon and it works great!

Good service

The network and company give you good service, never had an issue.

HughesNet Review

Slow to no Internet. I called several times to complain about slow internet, only to get a quote for a higher price rate. Finally cancelled the service but I was charged a $300 cancellation fee. Currently being harassed on a daily basis by phone & emails. Horrible service.

Top notch service

These guys take great care of their customers!

Internet never works

Hooked up on Nov 8th and in less then a month, I have had 5 techs to my home to fix internet problem of losing signal. Goes offline all the time, sometimes for a whole day. 5 different times they have tried things but it's still not working. It works for others, why can't they do it for me? Would not use if I didn't have to and would not recommend to anyone.

Fails 100% at providing signal

I can watch tv in 3 minute intervals and then it buffers for 20 minutes. There is never a good time for signal. But they want 500.00 to cancel.

Worst Service and even worse customer service!

We have been a Comcast Xfinty customer for over 20 years. When they forced us (and charged more!) to the digital platform we have had nothing but trouble!!! Yes, we have the original 20 year old cable line in the ground so every time it rains or is moist we have issues. I have called and said this line is shorting out with the moisture over a year ago and still no response. I have had to reset the internet modem over 6 times this week. Stay away from Xfinity, they could careless about you as a customer and your service!!!!

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Chicago, Illinois

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Chicago?

    The cheapest internet in Chicago costs $19.99, from RCN.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Chicago?

    XFINITY from Comcast has the fastest speeds in Chicago, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Chicago?

    Internet prices in Chicago run from $19.99/month for internet-only to $23.99/month for a bundle.