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Internet providers in Evanston, IL

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.820%
AT&T $30 100 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable28%
GTT Communications - -DSL6.326%
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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 99% of Evanston residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Evanston, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Evanston area, and 98.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Evanston's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Evanston

The largest internet providers in Evanston are AT&T, Xfinity, and RCN 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, RCN, offers cable to around 28% of Evanston residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

100 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 $30/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Evanston, $37.99.

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 Evanston, $0.69.

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 Evanston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower 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

987 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Evanston, $37.99.

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 Evanston, $0.69.

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 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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RCN cable internet

Provider

RCN

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

28%

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

RCN’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 RCN start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Evanston, $37.99.

RCN customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Evanston, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RCN offers download speeds up to 1,000 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Evanston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.820% of households in Evanston. The next fastest internet provider in Evanston is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 28% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in Evanston with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Evanston, $37.99.

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

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.