Internet providers in Des Plaines, IL

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic48%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL93%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.112%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable96%
WOW - -Cable83%
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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 DSL, which covers 98% of Des Plaines residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% of those living in Des Plaines.

There are seven 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 seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Des Plaines, $45.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Plaines, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Des Plaines. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Des Plaines's providers, 627 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Des Plaines, $45.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Plaines, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 627 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 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, $45.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Plaines, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 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, 627 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Des Plaines at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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 $59.99 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 48% of households in Des Plaines. The next fastest internet provider in Des Plaines is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 0.112% 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, $45.99.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.