Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin – Population 9,498,716
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights – Population 7,288,849
Lake County-Kenosha County – Population 870,122
The largest metro area in Illinois is Chicago-Naperville-Elgin with a population of 9,498,716.00. This is followed by the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights metro area, with a population of 7,288,849.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
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91% get DSL
92% get Cable
13% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
In addition to staffing the Broadband Deployment Council, the Partnership for a Connected Illinois (PCI) will provide independent evaluation of two BTOP projects: the Smart Communities Sustainable Adoption grant in Chicago and the Urbana‐Champaign Big Broadband Intergovernmental Consortium.
IL Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.