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Internet providers in Elgin, IL

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
AT&T $30 100 - 100 MbpsDSL94%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable97%
WOW - -Cable90%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.886%
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Elgin internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Elgin 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 Elgin area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Elgin residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Elgin.

There are eight internet providers serving the Elgin area, and 98.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Elgin's eight internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Elgin

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Elgin residents, covering 94% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 12% of the area. Elgin’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 97% of Elgin residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Elgin covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Elgin 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 Elgin, $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 Elgin, $0.88.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Elgin. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elgin's providers, 432 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

12%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Elgin covering 12% 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 Elgin than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Elgin, $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 Elgin, $0.88.

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 Elgin. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elgin's providers, 432 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

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Elgin covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Elgin 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 Elgin, $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 Elgin, $0.88.

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 Elgin. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elgin's providers, 432 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Elgin and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elgin at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Elgin at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Elgin with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 12% of households in Elgin. The next fastest internet provider in Elgin is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Elgin with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Elgin, $45.99.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Elgin, covering 12% 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.

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.