Internet providers in Des Plaines, IL

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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.

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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*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Des Plaines, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Plaines, $0.78.

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, 778 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Des Plaines, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Plaines, $0.78.

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, 778 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, $47.49.

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, $0.78.

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, 778 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, Inc. 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. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for 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.

Des Plaines, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic48%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL93%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.112%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 MbpsCable96%
WideOpenWest - -Cable83%
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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, $47.49.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.