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Internet providers in Northfield, IL

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Northfield, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Northfield internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Northfield 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 Northfield area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Northfield residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 82% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Northfield.

There are four internet providers serving the Northfield area, and 99.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Northfield's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Northfield

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Northfield residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Northfield’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Northfield 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 Northfield covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Northfield 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Northfield, $54.99.

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 Northfield, $2.29.

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 Northfield. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Northfield's providers, 278 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

100%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Northfield 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 Northfield, $54.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northfield, $2.29.

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

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Northfield 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Northfield, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northfield, $2.29.

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

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Northfield with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Northfield. The next fastest internet provider in Northfield is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Northfield with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Northfield, $54.99.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.