Evanston, Illinois Broadband Internet Service
Evanston, IL has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in Evanston. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Evanston is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.6%|
|2||RCN||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||94.4%|
|3||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||83.6%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Evanston IL Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Evanston have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Evanston compare to Cook County? The average speed in Evanston is 45.14 Mbps which is faster than Cook County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Illinois average of 26.81 Mbps.
Evanston Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Evanston is 10.1 Mbps. This is 35.2% faster than the average in Illinois and 12.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Evanston is 74.3% faster than the Cook County average and 39.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Evanston is 10.1 Mbps. This is 29% faster than the Cook County average and 12.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 99.0% of Cook County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 24.5% of Cook County residents
The average internet download speed in Cook County is 25.9 Mbps based upon 20345968 samples taken in the past year
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Evanston residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Xfinity as the top provider for Evanston, Illinois.
Who has the fastest internet service in Evanston?
RCN and AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Evanston.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Evanston, Illinois?
The following zip codes were used: 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208 and 60209
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Evanston internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Evanston compare to other cities in Illinois?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Evanston - RCN and AT&T.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Evanston, Illinois?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.6% of Evanston.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
Evanston Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app