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Internet providers in Evanston, IL

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Evanston, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL99%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.820%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable28%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Evanston internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Evanston 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 Evanston area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Evanston residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in Evanston.

There are five internet providers serving the Evanston area, and 98.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Evanston's five internet providers, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Evanston

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 234 Mbps 75 Mbps Cable
AT&T 46 Mbps 21 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Evanston

The largest internet providers in Evanston are AT&T, Xfinity, and Astound bringing DSL and cable options to Evanston.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Evanston residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Evanston’s third most-available internet provider, Astound, offers cable to around 28% of Evanston 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

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Evanston covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Evanston 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 Evanston, $49.19.

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 Evanston, $0.61.

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 Evanston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Evanston's providers, 627 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Evanston covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Evanston 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 Evanston, $49.19.

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 Evanston, $0.61.

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 Evanston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Evanston's providers, 627 Mbps.

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Astound cable internet

Provider

Astound

Starting price*
$25.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

28%

Cable from Astound offers broadband to some, but not many households in Evanston covering 28% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Astound start at $25.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Evanston, $49.19.

Astound customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Evanston, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Astound offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Evanston. These download speeds are available to 28% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Evanston's providers, 627 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Evanston with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Evanston. The next fastest internet provider in Evanston is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 0.820% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in Evanston with plans starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Evanston, $49.19.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Evanston, covering 0.820% of the city.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.