Internet Providers in Prospect Heights, IL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Prospect Heights, IL
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.1

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. 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.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Prospect Heights, Illinois

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Prospect Heights, Illinois

  • Xfinity - Cable - 94.3% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 91.4% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 90.6% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • WOW! - Cable - 58.7% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 1.8% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 1.6% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Prospect Heights - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Prospect Heights

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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 “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.

Approximately 93% of Prospect Heights 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, 60070 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Prospect Heights.

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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Prospect Heights

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 94.3%+ 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 91.4%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 90.6%+ 100 Mbps
WOW! Cable 58.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 55.7%+ 65 Mbps
Everywhere Wireless Fixed Wireless 34.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 1.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 1.6%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 90.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
E-Vergent Wireless Fixed Wireless 39.5%+ 65 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 7.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 3.6%+ 940 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 6.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
First Communications Copper 5.2%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 4.4%+ 3.0 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 1.8%+ 20 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.8%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Prospect Heights to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Prospect Heights 69.4 Mbps 10 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +346 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +49.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +46.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +58 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +58.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )