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Internet Providers in Prospect Heights, Illinois
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Internet Access in Prospect Heights, Illinois
The Prospect Heights area has two widely available Internet options: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with download speeds up to 100 Mbps and availability for near one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet mostly offers Satellite. They have coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Prospect Heights.
The information on this page is sourced via FCC coverage reports, and is validated through privatized data sources to create more useful results than governmental websites. Address-level data isn't available for all providers. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.
XFINITY from Comcast provides an second choice to the primary providers. They offer a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet in Prospect Heights. fixed wireless providers like E-Vergent Wireless are able to deliver 65 Mbps or more using wireless technology. There are also 10 providers in city limits with enterprise-level technologies like point-to-point connectivity. The small business listings on this page include all providers with business services on their site.
The average Prospect Heights home has 4-5 companies at a given address. Only 7.19 percent of the Prospect Heights population have one choice for broadband service.
To summarize, residents are most likely making a choice between IPBB and Fiber and Cable. The granular coverage maps and speed test data below illustrate how the real-world speed statistics differ between zip codes and providers in and around Prospect Heights.
- There are 19 internet providers in Prospect Heights with 8 of those offering residential service
- Prospect Heights is the 74th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Northbrook, Wheeling, and Buffalo Grove, but behind Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect.
- The fastest zip code in Prospect Heights for July 2021 is 60070. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
7.2% of consumers in Prospect Heights1,000 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 Prospect Heights, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||94.3%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||91.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||90.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Wheeling, IL
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- Palatine, IL
- Lincolnshire, IL
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- Morton Grove, IL
- Glencoe, IL
- Vernon Hills, IL
- Winnetka, IL
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Prospect Heights
Internet providers have begun to increase the use of "data caps" to their consumer Internet packages lately. The trend is certainly true in the Prospect Heights market, with Internet choices like Xfinity selling plans with data caps. This doesn't matter for most Internet users, but it may affect subscribers that upload a lot of high-def video. Data caps on cable plans tend to be in the neighborhood of one Terabyte. This is a problem for less than 1% of Internet users, according to a report from Xfinity. Potential XFINITY from Comcast customers should confirm data caps when signing up. Do not assume them based on phone rep statements.
Compare Prospect Heights to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Prospect Heights||88.2 Mbps||10||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +446.2 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +60.6 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +72.4 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +81.3 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +73.9 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|