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Internet Providers in Highwood, Illinois
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Internet Access in Highwood, Illinois
Information here is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to enhance that data down to the census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing data is hand-gathered manually by our data analysis division. We have aggregated 273 bundled Internet plans in Highwood in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 31 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Cable TV and Internet and DSL Internet service providers like AT&T Internet make up the main broadband network types with availability around Highwood.
XFINITY from Comcast is also a commonly available broadband choice in Highwood. They offer primarily Cable service with coverage in near one hundred percent of Highwood.
Competition among Internet providers is decent overall. The average Highwood household is served by 3-4 Internet providers. Averaged out for all neighborhoods in the city, there are exactly 3.23 choices per location.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Highwood as measured by coverage. As the interactive map below shows, these companies often overlap around Highwood.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Highwood, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.9%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||99.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||99.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 in Highwood
Data collected by our research team shows that many of the top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Highwood to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Highwood||125.5 Mbps||6||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +408.9 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +23.3 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +35.1 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +44 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +36.6 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|