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Internet providers in Des Plaines, IL

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Des Plaines, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL93%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic48%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable96%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.112%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable83%
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Des Plaines internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Des Plaines residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 58% of those living in Des Plaines.

There are six internet providers serving the Des Plaines area, and 95.78% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Des Plaines's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Des Plaines

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 205 Mbps 162 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 189 Mbps 129 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Des Plaines

The largest internet providers in Des Plaines are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Des Plaines.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Des Plaines residents, covering 93% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 48% of the area. Des Plaines’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 96% of Des Plaines 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

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Des Plaines covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines, $49.99.

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 Des Plaines, $0.82.

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 Des Plaines. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Plaines's providers, 623 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

48%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in Des Plaines covering 48% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Des Plaines than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Des Plaines, $49.99.

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 Des Plaines, $0.82.

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 1,000 Mbps in Des Plaines. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Plaines's providers, 623 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

96%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Des Plaines covering 96% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Des Plaines 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 Des Plaines, $49.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Plaines, $0.82.

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 Des Plaines. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Plaines's providers, 623 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Des Plaines, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Des Plaines, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Des Plaines and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Des Plaines at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Des Plaines at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Des Plaines residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Des Plaines may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Des Plaines cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Des Plaines with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Des Plaines. The next fastest internet provider in Des Plaines is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 48% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Des Plaines with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Des Plaines, $49.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Des Plaines, covering 48% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in Des Plaines and is available to 0.112% of households.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.