Internet Access in Illinois

Illinois is the 6th highest-ranking state in terms of internet access. The broadband coverage in Illinois is concentrated in northeastern counties, with comparatively less coverage in the southeast. Illinois internet users enjoy an average download speed of 171.3Mbps.

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89.30%

Terrestrial Broadband Coverage

62.20%

Wired Low Price Plan Access

94.6

Mbps Average State Wide Speed

6th

State Broadband Access Ranking

93.8%

of Illinoisans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

97.6%

of Illinoisans have access to wireline service.

Internet Speed in Top Illinois Cities
Top Cities
Avg Download Speed
No. Of Providers

Chicago

84.3 MBPS

45 Providers

Aurora

91.6 MBPS

27 Providers

Rockford

106.4 MBPS

23 Providers

Naperville

100.0 MBPS

30 Providers

Springfield

98.4 MBPS

27 Providers

The State of Broadband

Illinois is the 6th highest-ranking state in terms of internet access. The broadband coverage in Illinois is concentrated in northeastern counties, with comparatively less coverage in the southeast. Illinois internet users enjoy an average download speed of 171.3Mbps.

The Digital Divide

Over 62% (more than 7.88 million) of Illinois’ population has access to a wired internet plan that costs equal to or less than $60 per month. There are also 353 internet providers in Illinois, and over 94% of the population have access to wired broadband with speeds of 25Mbps or faster.

Best-Connected Cities

The cities within Illinois with the best internet access are Montgomery, Hinsdale, Hanover Park, Brookfield, and Algonquin.

Worst-Connected Cities

While the worst-connected cities include Lee Center, Eleroy, Bluff Springs, Rome, and Kasbeer.

Governmental Initiatives

In the past decade, the State of Illinois has received a significant amount of federal grant money to fuel the expansion of broadband infrastructure, accounting for 5% of all federal infrastructure grants. Additionally, state has launched the ‘Connect Illinois’ initiative with the goal of increasing state-wide broadband access.