Internet Providers in Des Plaines, IL

Residential Internet Statistics for Des Plaines, IL
Internet Service Providers: 7
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Des Plaines, Illinois:

Showing 1 to 9 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    88.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    88.9% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    94% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    94% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    44.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    44.4% Available
  • 4. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 5. 5. WOW!
    57.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    57.8% Available
  • 6. 6. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 8. 8. Everywhere Wireless
    83.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    83.7% Available
  • 9. 9. E-Vergent Wireless
    8.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *65 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    8.2% Available

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Internet Access in Des Plaines, Illinois

FCC Form 477 data is the backbone of broadband availability facts listed here. Since launching in 2014, we've analyzed 18,414 rows of governmental and privatized databases on broadband access in Des Plaines, Illinois. Average download speed information is calculated from 17,674 public speed test records gathered in the past 12 months.

There's a strong level of market competition between companies around Des Plaines, but 4,000 people in the area can't get access to multiple providers. This means that if they aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they are forced to rely on a lower-grade wireless. Luckily, this issue isn't widespread in Des Plaines. The average household has 5 choices for broadband-grade Internet service.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Des Plaines.

Cable and DSL are the primary network types in the Des Plaines area. They are fighting over the same potential customers at many addresses and generally competing on service quality. Performance from cable is generally stronger, but overall performance found with either Internet technology system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network quality in a given area. Des Plaines area download speed test results show that network performance is stronger than average, clocking in 18.48 percent higher than the Illinois average so far as average download speeds.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Xfinity also serves Des Plaines with Cable coverage for 94 percent of addresses and a recorded maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Plans from brands like Verizon can deliver 0 Mbps or more using wireless hardware. There are also 15 providers offering enterprise services like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map below to see how many options residents have at a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Des Plaines, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 88.9%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 94.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 57.8%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 44.4%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Des Plaines is the 1st most connected city in Illinois ahead of Park Ridge, Elk Grove Village, Niles, Mount Prospect, and Prospect Heights.

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

Approximately 21,000 people in Cook County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 46% of people living in Des Plaines have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Des Plaines residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Cook County, approximately 22,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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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 Des Plaines

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Compare Des Plaines to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Des Plaines 240.2 Mbps 13 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +341.5 Mbps ) 22 ( +9 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -67.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -40.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -38 Mbps ) 27 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -43.7 Mbps ) 11 ( -2 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )