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Internet Providers in Streamwood, Illinois
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Internet Access in Streamwood, Illinois
Streamwood has a total of 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) offering residential service, and a total of 13 including specialized business and mobile providers like XFINITY from Comcast. (Note that some may be "doubles" as many companies advertise home and smb services separately.)
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Streamwood residents. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Streamwood census blocks. HughesNet is the most likely followup option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Streamwood is 25 Mbps.
In terms of network technology available in the area, the most widespread hardwired broadband connection types are IPBB and Cable, with close to one hundred percent and 98.64% respectively. Traditional cable TV providers are the main source for cable home Internet service, because they can utilize their pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Local customers of cable Internet service providers such as XFINITY from Comcast often pick it because of the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)
The information on this page comes from FCC reports specific to Streamwood, and is validated against privatized data sources to output more accurate listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.
Explore our custom maps on this page to analyze coverage differences in individual neighborhoods. Our latest coverage data suggests that the average census block in area has 4.8+ serviceable Internet providers.
- There are 12 internet providers in Streamwood with 7 of those offering residential service
- Streamwood is the 139th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Hanover Park, and Roselle, but behind Schaumburg.
- The fastest zip code in Streamwood for July 2021 is 60107. (see all below).
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Streamwood, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.6%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||99.9%|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||99.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Hoffman Estates, IL
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- Hanover Park, IL
- Schaumburg, IL
- Roselle, IL
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- South Elgin, IL
- Medinah, IL
- Bloomingdale, IL
- Dundee, IL
- Rolling Meadows, IL
- Carpentersville, IL
- Glendale Heights, IL
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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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Streamwood
Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the top providers in Streamwood use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a tactic to discourage video streaming. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Streamwood to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Streamwood||113.8 Mbps||7||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +420.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +35 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +46.8 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +55.7 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +48.3 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|