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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Illinois
Illinois has access to some of the fastest internet providers in the US. Xfinity, rated as the fastest ISP in our customer satisfaction survey, has the most coverage in Illinois. AT&T is the state’s primary fiber internet provider, with fiber coverage in the Chicago area, Springfield, Urbana, and along the southwest border. Astound Broadband is another major cable internet provider in Illinois, primarily concentrated in the Chicago area. Most of Illinois also has access to fixed-wireless internet through T-Mobile or Verizon.
Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Illinois.
That ranks Illinois 27th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.Learn more about our methodology
Internet customer satisfaction in Illinois
$71.52 average price per payment for internet, per household
90.4% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs
3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services
3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide
2.51 average people per household
$73,962 average income per household
42 average age per household
59% of population employed
Fastest internet providers in Illinois
|Provider||Avg download speed||Avg upload speed||Availability||Order online|
|Breezeline||241.66 Mbps||160.42 Mbps||70.14%||View Plans for Breezeline|
|i3 Broadband||196.95 Mbps||155.94 Mbps||56.15%||View Plans for i3 Broadband|
|CTI Fiber||196.87 Mbps||194.35 Mbps||16.07%||View Plans for CTI Fiber|
|Wabash Mutual Telephone Company||195.44 Mbps||82.99 Mbps||88.47%||View Plans for Wabash Mutual Telephone Company|
|Conway Corporation||192.36 Mbps||35.07 Mbps||91.73%||View Plans for Conway Corporation|
Internet by tech type
|Internet tech type||Avg download speed||% of people with access||% availability||Learn more|
|5G Home||204.64 Mbps||94.6%||90.08%||See all providers for 5G Home|
|Cable||861.03 Mbps||97.25%||87.82%||See all providers for Cable|
|DSL||295.69 Mbps||81.64%||79.64%||See all providers for DSL|
|Fiber||2373.35 Mbps||75.28%||81.26%||See all providers for Fiber|
|Fixed Wireless||53 Mbps||91.09%||74.25%||See all providers for Fixed Wireless|
|LTE Home||99 Mbps||26.43%||99%||See all providers for LTE Home|
|Satellite||63.2 Mbps||100%||100%||See all providers for Satellite|
Best cities for internet in Illinois
Cities in Illinois with the fastest internet
Country Club Hills is the best city in Illinois for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Midlothian and Lockport also earn top rankings, according to our data.
The most connected cities in Illinois
Chicago is the most internet-connected city in Illinois. Chicago makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Chicago's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Springfield and Peoria also make it to the top of our list.
HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.