Internet providers in North Chicago, IL

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North Chicago internet service at a glance

At 95%, broadband coverage in North Chicago 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 North Chicago area will have access to DSL, which covers 93% of North Chicago residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in North Chicago, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the North Chicago area, and 89.31% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among North Chicago's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in North Chicago

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all North Chicago residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 91% of the area. North Chicago’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of North Chicago 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

93%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in North Chicago covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in North Chicago 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 North Chicago, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Chicago, $1.48.

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 North Chicago. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Chicago's providers, 278 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

91%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in North Chicago covering 91% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but North Chicago 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 North Chicago, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Chicago, $1.48.

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 North Chicago. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Chicago's providers, 278 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 North Chicago covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of North Chicago 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 North Chicago, $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 North Chicago, $1.48.

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 North Chicago. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Chicago's providers, 278 Mbps.

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North Chicago, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 93%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 91%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 2.875%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
E-Vergent.com, LLC - - Wireless 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in North Chicago with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in North Chicago. The next fastest internet provider in North Chicago is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 75 Mbps to 93% of the area.

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

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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.