Internet providers in River Forest, IL

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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 DSL, which covers 100% of River Forest residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 32% of those living in River Forest.

There are five 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 five 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 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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in River 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 River 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 River Forest. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower 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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in River 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 River Forest, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 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

987 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, $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 River 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 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in River Forest and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in River Forest at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for River Forest at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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.

River Forest, IL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 32%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 100%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 100%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 2.610%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in River Forest with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 32% of households in River Forest. The next fastest internet provider in River Forest is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% 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, $47.49.

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

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.

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.

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.