We are looking at the most populous city of Illinois, the third-most populous city in the United States, with a population of more than 2 million people, and also the home of former United State President Barack Obama.
Chicago is the most important city of the Chicago metropolitan area, also called Chicagoland, which is actually one of the 40 largest urban areas in the world and has 9.6 million people.
The city is well known for having an amazing nightlife, vibrant jazz clubs, renowned theater companies, and, for that, attracts tourists from all over the world. It is also where the University of Chicago, one of the world's top ten universities, is.
Few people in the city do not have access to the internet: statistics show that only 0.8% of consumers in Chicago, around 21 thousand people, only have access to one or none wired internet providers available at their address.
Fiber internet, which is generally the fastest and most reliable internet service, is available to about 25% of Chicago residents.
Let's take a look at the top internet providers in the city.
As we can notice, Viasat and HughesNet are the two main providers in Chicago when it comes to availability, even though they don’t offer the best speed.
If what you are looking for is speed, you should check AT&T Internet, with a max download speed of 940 Mbps and fiber, or Xfinity, that reaches 1200 Mbps. Both of them are available in most parts of the city (97.5% and 98.8% respectively).
In fact, AT&T Internet is the best internet options for Chicagoans, alongside Xfinity, RCN and WOW!.
EarthLink also has fiber optic-based services options, and it offers a good maximum speed, which reaches 940 Mbps.
When it comes to cheapest internet plans, AT&T and Xfinity offer packages that start at $30 (lower than 100 Mbps).