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Internet Providers in Elgin, Illinois
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Internet Access in Elgin, Illinois
There are two Internet options in Elgin: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and availability for close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet offers Satellite. They have availability in close to one hundred percent of Elgin and advertised download speeds of 25 Mbps.
Since FCC data is only collected twice a year and only published 6+ months after that, provider availability listed in the results might not reflect the most recent network upgrades. Our process incorporates availability and plan data directly from many ISPs to help fix this issue.
Competition among broadband providers is decent overall. The average household can access 5-6 Internet providers. (5.57 in each census block to be exact.)
Cable providers like XFINITY from Comcast and DSL providers like EarthLink make up the primary broadband network systems available in Elgin.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, XFINITY from Comcast also serves Elgin with service in 98 percent of residents and a top speed of 987 Mbps. Plans from brands like Future Link IT can deliver 6 Mbps or more using direct wireless links. There are also 7 providers with enterprise-level service like T1 and MPLS. See the interactive map on the page below to see how many options residents have on the census block level.
- There are 18 internet providers in Elgin with 11 of those offering residential service
- Elgin is the 35th most connected city in Illinois ahead of South Elgin, Streamwood, Dundee, Bartlett, and Wayne.
- Explore internet access for communities within Elgin: Campton Hills
- The fastest zip code in Elgin for July 2021 is 60124. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
0.8% of consumers in Elgin800 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 Elgin, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.3%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||95.7%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- South Elgin, IL
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Elgin
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Coverage Around Judson University
Students residing within 2 miles of Judson University can expect to have a choice of 5 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Elgin, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed tests suggest that internet download speeds in the Judson University area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (123.74 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be adequate for students in Elgin who want to stream high-definition video, share a router with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are calculated on openly available speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds accessible in an area. Use the zip search box on this page to see the latest information on internet options at a specific address.
Data Caps in Elgin
Internet providers have moved to add data "plans" onto residential Internet packages recently. The trend holds true for the Elgin market, with Internet companies like Xfinity adding capped plans. It's not a large concern for most customers, but it can affect users that share their connection with household members or "power users" who download or upload a lot of 4K video. Data caps on cable bundles are usually in the neighborhood of one Terabyte. This is a problem for fewer than one percent of customers. Potential XFINITY from Comcast customers in Elgin are advised to verify data limits before signing up. Do not assume them based soley on statements online.
Compare Elgin to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Elgin||176.8 Mbps||13||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +357.6 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -28 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -16.2 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -7.3 Mbps )||23 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -14.7 Mbps )||8 ( -5 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Elgin
Internet too slow
I'm having problems with internet speed since Thursday (01-14-2021). I pay for 200 Mbps but I get 40 Mbps.
Future Link IT is great.
It is nice to finally have a provider where we get what we pay for.