Internet providers in Lake Forest, IL

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Lake Forest internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lake Forest residents. DSL 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 5.100% of those living in Lake Forest.

There are eight internet providers serving the Lake Forest area, and 96.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lake Forest's eight 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 Lake Forest

The largest internet providers in Lake Forest are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Lake Forest.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Lake Forest residents, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Lake Forest’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Lake Forest 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

91%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Lake Forest covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest, $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 Lake Forest, $0.83.

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 Lake Forest. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Forest's providers, 528 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Lake Forest covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest, $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 Lake Forest, $0.83.

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 Lake Forest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake Forest's providers, 528 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Lake Forest covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lake Forest where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Lake Forest, $47.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake Forest, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Lake Forest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Forest's providers, 528 Mbps.

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Lake Forest, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 5.104%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 91%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 100%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - - DSL 19%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 3.600%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Lake Forest with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.104% of households in Lake Forest. The next fastest internet provider in Lake Forest is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Lake Forest with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake Forest, $47.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lake Forest, covering 5.104% 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.

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.

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.