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Internet providers in River Forest, IL

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River Forest, IL internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic32%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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River Forest internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in River 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 River Forest area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of River Forest residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 70% of those living in River Forest.

There are four internet providers serving the River Forest area, and 99.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among River Forest's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in River Forest

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 194 Mbps 109 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 177 Mbps 35 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in River Forest

The largest internet providers in River Forest are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to River Forest.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all River Forest residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 32% of the area. River Forest’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of River Forest 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

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in River Forest covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in River 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in River Forest, $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 River Forest, $2.04.

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

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

32%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in River Forest covering 32% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout River Forest than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in River Forest, $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 River Forest, $2.04.

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 1,000 Mbps in River Forest. These download speeds are available to 32% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all River Forest's providers, 528 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 River Forest covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but River 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 River Forest, $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 River Forest, $2.04.

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

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in River Forest and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in River Forest at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in River Forest at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many River Forest 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 River Forest with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in River Forest. The next fastest internet provider in River Forest is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 32% of the area.

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

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in River Forest, covering 32% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.