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Illinois Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in IL

^ An estimated 8,994,273 Illinois residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Info in IL by City

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Internet Availability in IL

^ Collectively (all cities), 78.2% of all Illinois residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 23rd in the nation [2].

IL Internet Access

Illinois Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in Illinois

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in IL [3]
    • Median download speed: 6.05 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 2.18 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 18.61 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 5.84 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: Illinois vs. the U.S.

How Illinois landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in Illinois

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in IL [3]
    • Median download speed: 2.43 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 0.9 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 7.46 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 3.03 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: Illinois vs. the U.S.

How Illinois wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Illinois

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in IL

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Other Copper Wireline10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s
Cable Modem100 Mb/s - 1 Gb/s10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s
Optical Carrier1 Gb/s1 Gb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in IL

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s1.5 Mb/s - 3 Mb/s
Wireless6 Mb/s - 10 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Wireless25 Mb/s - 50 Mb/s25 Mb/s - 50 Mb/s

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Illinois Internet Statistics

Illinois Internet Connectivity

Illinois: 70.1% of residents are connected, with 27.4% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in Illinois


  • Illinois Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 8,994,273 Illinois residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 3,836,359 Illinois residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • Illinois Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 10,033,554 Illinois residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in Illinois

Illinois: The median household income is $62,016; and 14% of households are below poverty level [6].


Illinois Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

Illinois Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in IL, median download speeds are 1.17 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 2.31 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in IL [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 5.61 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.24 Mb/s - 16.17 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 1.05 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.44 Mb/s - 3.26 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in IL [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 2.43 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 0.86 Mb/s - 7.46 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 0.9 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.36 Mb/s - 3.03 Mb/s

Illinois Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of Illinois [1]: 70.1% of IL residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 70.1% mark ranks Illinois 28th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 25.9% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 5.5% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 11.3% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 27.4% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 29.9% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • Illinois Internet Availability [2]
    • 78.2% of IL residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks Illinois 23rd in the country.

Illinois Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in IL, median download speeds are 3.95 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 1.48 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in IL [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 8.3 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.47 Mb/s - 25.8 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 4.15 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.38 Mb/s - 10.08 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in IL [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 4.23 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.45 Mb/s - 13.86 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 1.33 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.62 Mb/s - 4.17 Mb/s

Additional information about Illinois

About Illinois

Illinois has a population of approximately 12,830,632, which ranks 7th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

IL Internet Access

More about Illinois Internet Access

For more information about Illinois Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding IL Internet service overall, visit Partnership for a Connected Illinois .

More About Illinois

Of all residents in Illinois, 81% have a high school diploma or higher, and 27% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

Illinois Cities

References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau