Internet providers in Lake Forest, IL

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Lake Forest, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.104%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL91%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL19%
GTT Communications - -DSL3.600%
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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.

Top high-speed internet providers in Lake Forest

The largest internet providers in Lake Forest are AT&T, Xfinity, and TDS Telecom bringing DSL and cable 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, TDS Telecom, offers DSL to around 19% of Lake Forest residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake Forest, $43.55.

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 Lake Forest, $1.15.

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, 307 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, $43.55.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake Forest, $1.15.

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, 307 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom DSL internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

4 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.512 Mbps

Average availability

19%

DSL from TDS Telecom offers broadband to a limited number of households in Lake Forest covering 19% of the area.

DSL internet from TDS Telecom 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 TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake Forest, $43.55.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake Forest, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 4 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.512 Mbps in Lake Forest. These download speeds are available to 19% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake Forest's providers, 307 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

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, $43.55.

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

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.