There are 6 residential cable providers in Cook County covering 98.4% of the county. The largest cable company is XFINITY (Comcast), available to 97.72% of Cook County homes. Call XFINITY (Comcast) first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 6 Cable Providers in Cook County, IL

County ProviderAvailabilityCook County SpeedsGet Service
XFINITY (Comcast)97.72%

150 to 987 Mbps

987 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 5,107,592 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in Cook County, IL. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in Cook County who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 2 different speeds throughout Cook County. The fastest speed anyone in Cook County can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) Cook County customers is 987 Mbps.

WoW Cable18.06%

600 to 600 Mbps

600 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of WoW Cable customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 944,138 people who can get cable from WoW Cable in Cook County, IL. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of WoW Cable potential customers in Cook County who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. WoW Cable offers no different speeds throughout Cook County. The fastest speed anyone in Cook County can get from WoW Cable is 600 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all WoW Cable Cook County customers is 600 Mbps.

RCN13.32%

330 to 1000 Mbps

625.78 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of RCN customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 696,059 people who can get cable from RCN in Cook County, IL. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of RCN potential customers in Cook County who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. RCN offers 2 different speeds throughout Cook County. The fastest speed anyone in Cook County can get from RCN is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all RCN Cook County customers is 625.78 Mbps.

Access Media Holdings0.12%

6 to 150 Mbps

60.36 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Access Media Holdings customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 6,075 people who can get cable from Access Media Holdings in Cook County, IL. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Access Media Holdings potential customers in Cook County who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Access Media Holdings offers 6 different speeds throughout Cook County. The fastest speed anyone in Cook County can get from Access Media Holdings is 150 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Access Media Holdings Cook County customers is 60.36 Mbps.

Mediacom0.03%

100 to 1000 Mbps

271.63 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Mediacom customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,654 people who can get cable from Mediacom in Cook County, IL. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mediacom potential customers in Cook County who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mediacom offers 2 different speeds throughout Cook County. The fastest speed anyone in Cook County can get from Mediacom is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mediacom Cook County customers is 271.63 Mbps.

12Global0.01%

500 to 500 Mbps

500 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of 12Global customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 371 people who can get cable from 12Global in Cook County, IL. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of 12Global potential customers in Cook County who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. 12Global offers no different speeds throughout Cook County. The fastest speed anyone in Cook County can get from 12Global is 500 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all 12Global Cook County customers is 500 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Cook County. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Cook County residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like XFINITY (Comcast) and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

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DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Cook County

Cook County customers can get an average of 970.25 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire county is 1000 Mbps, which 5.88% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 6 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in West Cook County, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Northeast. Cable is the fastest internet in 84.47% of the county. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Cook County, IL Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
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Cable Coverage and Availability in Cook County

Cable internet is available to 98.4% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Cook County, IL Map of Cable Internet Availability

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What zip codes have cable in Cook County and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
6063999.63%
6064499.43%
6045398.6%
6064199.78%
6007799.9%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
6080499.05%
6063099.91%
6045299.97%
6009399.81%
6064699.97%

Cable in Your Cook County Neighborhood

RCN is the primary cable provider for Cook County's northeast neighborhoods. XFINITY (Comcast) also has cable internet service in Cook County's east regions. Some areas in Cook County may be uncovered, especially areas with very few homes.

Compared with the rest of the county, Cook County has much greater access to cable versus other counties and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of Illinois.

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