The middle-income area of Elgin is the eighth largest city in Illinois. Residents are well-educated and quite diverse. Almost 45% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino descent. In addition, nearly 28% of residents are foreign born. Elgin residents rely on their internet services to stay in contact with loved ones in their country of origin and further their careers. 100% of Elgin has access to high-speed internet, which is slightly higher than 95% for all of Illinois.
Cable internet users can opt for either Xfinity or WOW! Both providers reach 98% of residents. AT&T brings DSL to 90% of homes and fiber optics to 7% of Elgin residents south of I-90. Access to fiber optics is likely to increase over time.
Commercial users in the area have access to the same services as residents and additional providers as well. Megapath offers copper wire and DSL to commercial users. Level 3 Communiations and Zayo Group both offer 1% businesses fiber optics.