Internet Providers in Highwood, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Highwood, IL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.36

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 263 bundled Internet plans in Highwood in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 67 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
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Highwood, Illinois

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.9% Availability in Highwood - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 99.3% Availability in Highwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 99.3% Availability in Highwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Highwood - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Highwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Highwood

Highwood Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Highwood is the 731st most connected city in Illinois behind Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Glencoe.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Lake County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Approximately 99% of Highwood residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Lake County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Highwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 99.3%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 99.3%+ 100 Mbps
Everywhere Wireless Fixed Wireless 24.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Access One Inc Copper 7.7%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Highwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Highwood 81.4 Mbps 6 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +334 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +37.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +34.8 Mbps ) 14 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +46 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +46.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )