Internet Providers in Northbrook, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Northbrook, IL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.21

Internet Access in Northbrook, Illinois

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Northbrook. HughesNet is also widely available.

Cable and DSL are the main broadband network technologies in the Northbrook area, fighting over the same subscribers at many addresses and generally competing with each other. Coaxial cable speed is overall stronger. That said, the overall speeds of either Internet technology type are similar. Local speed test records suggest that Internet performance in the area is above-average. Northbrook is currently 25.35 percent higher than the state average so far as average download speeds.

XFINITY from Comcast and AT&T Internet also offer Internet service in Northbrook, with overlap in some neighborhoods.

The Internet packages displayed here are collected manually by our data science and research staff.

View our custom maps below for insights about how Internet availability varies across parts of Northbrook at the census block level. Our latest data shows that the average census block in area has 4.56+ serviceable Internet service companies.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Northbrook with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Northbrook is the 90th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Wheeling, Deerfield, Highland Park, and Glencoe, but behind Glenview.
  • The fastest zip code in Northbrook for July 2021 is 60062. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Northbrook, Illinois

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.3%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 98.6%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 98.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 4.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Northbrook

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Northbrook is the 90th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Wheeling, Deerfield, Highland Park, and Glencoe, but behind Glenview.

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

Approximately 23,000 people in Cook 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: 46% of people living in Northbrook 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 99% of Northbrook 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.

As of this month, 60062 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Northbrook.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Cook County, approximately 24,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Northbrook

Data from our research team shows that many of the common ISPs in the area use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a tactic to discourage streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Northbrook to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Northbrook 218.3 Mbps 10 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +316.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -69.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -57.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -48.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -56.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )