Internet Providers in Elgin, IL

Residential Internet Statistics for Elgin, IL
Internet Service Providers: 10
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Elgin, Illinois:

Showing 1 to 12 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    94.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    94.1% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    98.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.3% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    30.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    30.5% 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!
    85.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    85.4% 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. Metronet
    20.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    20.3% Available
  • 9. 9. Future Link IT
    99.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    99.4% Available
  • 10. 10. Fox Valley Internet
    20.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    20.9% Available
  • 11. 11. Blast
    19.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *30 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    19.2% Available
  • 12. 12. E-Vergent Wireless
    4.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *65 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    4.8% Available

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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. (5.55 in each census block to be exact.)

Cable providers like Xfinity and DSL providers like AT&T Internet make up the primary broadband network systems available in Elgin.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Xfinity also serves Elgin with service in 98 percent of residents and a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Plans from brands like Verizon can deliver 0 Mbps or more using direct wireless links. There are also 8 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Elgin, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 94.1%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 98.3%
Metronet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 20.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 85.4%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 30.5%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
800 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.

Elgin is the 122nd most connected city in Illinois ahead of Dundee, Bartlett, Streamwood, and Wayne, but behind South Elgin.

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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 5,000 people in Kane 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: 19% of people living in Elgin 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 99% of Elgin 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 Kane County, approximately 7,000 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 Elgin

Elgin Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Compare Elgin to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Elgin 208.4 Mbps 16 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +373.3 Mbps ) 22 ( +6 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -35.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -8.7 Mbps ) 20 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -6.2 Mbps ) 27 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -11.9 Mbps ) 11 ( -5 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )