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Internet providers in Crystal Lake, IL

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Crystal Lake, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.372%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Crystal Lake internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Crystal Lake is comparable to the rest of Illinois - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Crystal Lake area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Crystal Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.180% of those living in Crystal Lake.

There are eight internet providers serving the Crystal Lake area, and 99.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Crystal Lake's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Crystal Lake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Fox Valley Internet 7 Mbps 2 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 48 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 428 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Crystal Lake

The largest internet providers in Crystal Lake are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Crystal Lake.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Crystal Lake residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Crystal Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Crystal Lake residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Crystal Lake covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Crystal Lake to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Crystal Lake, $49.98.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Crystal Lake, $2.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Crystal Lake. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Crystal Lake's providers, 357 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Crystal Lake covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Crystal Lake residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Crystal Lake, $49.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Crystal Lake, $2.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Crystal Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Crystal Lake's providers, 357 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Crystal Lake covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Crystal Lake where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Crystal Lake, $49.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Crystal Lake, $2.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Crystal Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Crystal Lake's providers, 357 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Crystal Lake with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Crystal Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Crystal Lake is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 1.372% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Crystal Lake with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Crystal Lake, $49.98.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Crystal Lake, covering 1.372% of the city.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.