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Internet providers in Evanston, IL

1. AT&T
84% available in Evanston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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2. EarthLink
88% available in Evanston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(110)

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

3. Xfinity
99% available in Evanston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
4. Astound Broadband
91% available in Evanston
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Evanston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Upstream Network
33% available in Evanston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Evanston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(41)
2. Earthlink Business
88% available in Evanston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
3. Astound Broadband
87% available in Evanston
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Evanston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Evanston
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Mint
Available in Evanston
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Evanston
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Evanston
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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4. Verizon Wireless
76% available in Evanston
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
100% available in Evanston
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Evanston

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Evanston area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$51.19/mo

Average speed
193.6 Mbps

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Evanston Residential Internet Coverage

Evanston is a white-collar city on Lake Michigan. It was built prior to World War II and many of the original buildings are still in use. Nearly 10% of the workforce telecommutes and there are many artists who call Evanston home. As a college town, most residents are well-educated and nearly 20% were born in another country. The demands of telecommuting, maintaining a college campus and providing marketing for the artistic community mean Evanston residents depend on their internet connection. Compared to 95% of all Illinois residents, 100% of Evanston residents have access to high-speed internet.

AT&T provides DSL to 100% of residents while Xfinity reaches 98% of residents with their cable internet offering. Atlantic Broadband is beginning to offer fiber optics from Lake Michigan to Crawford Ave. Currently the services is offered to 1& of residents, but this is expected to expand.

Businesses in Evanston have a few additional choices for high-speed internet. Megapath offers copper wire to every commercial venture and DSL to 91% of businesses.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Evanston

Average download speed
193.59 Mbps

Average upload speed
26.09 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
12.95 ms

Average jitter
17.67 ms

 

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What is the best internet provider in Evanston?

  • AT&T - Great value
  • EarthLink - Multiple service types available
  • Xfinity - High speeds widely available
  • Viasat - Widely available

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Summary of Evanston internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Astound Broadband Cable & Fiber 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Astound Broadband
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Upstream Network Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Upstream Network

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Evanston

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on internet providers in Evanston.

Astound Broadband

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Eunji J | 08-21-2023

Do not use Astound Broadband. They have the worst service and customer support I’ve ever seen. I asked to cancel my service and got charged in the next cycle, they claimed that the discontinuation request was canceled. Prior to this, I’ve been told I would only get charged for a seasonal discontinuation because I was moving and would not have to pay for installation if I paid the seasonal fee, but then another representative told me I did have to pay for installation. All the representatives say something different and make it so difficult for you to stop service. Do NOT choose Astound.

Was this review helpful? Yes 11 No 1

XFINITY

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Craig U | 10-19-2014

Comcast cable is the fastest available where I am located but it is bundled with TV which is worse than broadcast. Their service repairmen are not particularly knowledgeable and have wasted my time and money more than once.

Was this review helpful? Yes 28 No 4

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XFINITY

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Craig U | 10-19-2014

Comcast cable is the fastest available where I am located but it is bundled with TV which is worse than broadcast. Their service repairmen are not particularly knowledgeable and have wasted my time and money more than once.

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Astound Broadband

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Eunji J | 08-21-2023

Do not use Astound Broadband. They have the worst service and customer support I’ve ever seen. I asked to cancel my service and got charged in the next cycle, they claimed that the discontinuation request was canceled. Prior to this, I’ve been told I would only get charged for a seasonal discontinuation because I was moving and would not have to pay for installation if I paid the seasonal fee, but then another representative told me I did have to pay for installation. All the representatives say something different and make it so difficult for you to stop service. Do NOT choose Astound.

Was this review helpful? Yes 11 No 1

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