Internet Providers in Lake Forest, Illinois

Most Popular Internet Providers in Lake Forest, Illinois:

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  • 1. AT&T Internet
    96.2% Available
    96.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $35 - $129.99

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 75-1000mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Xfinity
    99.7% Available
    99.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $20 - $109

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $20 - $109
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    76.4% Available
    76.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Ultra Home Internet
    76.4% Available
    76.4%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 7. 7. EarthLink
    97.3% Available
    97.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.95 - $99.95

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
  • 8. 8. Everywhere Wireless
    31.6% Available
    31.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $29 - $59

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $29 - $59
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Cricket
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $35 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55
  • 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Lake Forest, Illinois

Information below is calculated from biannual FCC provider territory reports. We leverage direct provider reports and other private datasets to validate that data, down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other information is collected by our data analysis team. BroadbandNow has collected and verified 473 broadband plans in Lake Forest since 2014. Average speed data is based on 21,746 local speed tests and intended for provider comparison purposes, not as an indicator of the fastest Internet speedsin the area.

Xfinity as well as EarthLink can also provide Internet service in Lake Forest, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Lake Forest.

Lake Forest residents on average have two or more Internet companies to choose from. The map on this page illustrates how competition changes in different parts of Lake Forest.

The takeaway here is that Lake Forest's broadband infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in US towns and cities: wide coverage of cable and DSL service, except that most houses are stuck with only one option for subscribing to either type of Internet service. [1] The cable/DSL pattern has a logical cause. Internet providers are former television and landline phone companies. So, they already own these existing networks for delivering Internet services. The area's average download performance is currently 3.80 percent ahead of the state average, accounting for all cities. Take a look at the public speed test results directly below to see how providers add up long term.

Internet Statistics 2022

500 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 Lake Forest, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.7%
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 96.2%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 97.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 76.4%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 76.4%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lake Forest

Lake Forest Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Lake Forest is the 513th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Highwood and Great Lakes, but behind Lincolnshire, Highland Park, and Lake Bluff.

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

Approximately 4,000 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.

Fiber Availability: 14% of people living in Lake Forest have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 97% of Lake Forest 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 5,000 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.

Internet Service Access for Education in Lake Forest

Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Graduate School Of Management are the largest universities in Lake Forest. For the 2,096 combined students living in the area, strong internet service access is a must for obtaining educational materials and viewing research. Students living close to Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Graduate School Of Management are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip where both campuses are located show an average speed of 186.06 Mbps. Average speeds are often different since they include residential networking problems, and the actual download speed you can expect shouldn't be less than 10–30% below the advertised speeds above. FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to improve internet access for college and high school attendees.

Data Caps in Lake Forest

Data collected by our research team suggests that top providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Lake Forest to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lake Forest 186.1 Mbps 10 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +359.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -24.8 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( -5.2 Mbps ) 19 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +0.5 Mbps ) 26 ( +16 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( -7 Mbps ) 10 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )