There are 18 residential cable providers in Illinois covering 92.29% of the state. The largest cable company is XFINITY (Comcast), available to 76.96% of Illinois homes. Call XFINITY (Comcast) first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 18 Cable Providers in Illinois

State ProviderAvailabilityIllinois SpeedsGet Service
XFINITY (Comcast)76.96%

150 to 987 Mbps

986.06 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 9,890,005 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 2 different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) Illinois customers is 986.06 Mbps.

WoW Cable9.51%

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 1,221,726 people who can get cable from WoW Cable in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of WoW Cable potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. WoW Cable offers no different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from WoW Cable is 600 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all WoW Cable Illinois customers is 600 Mbps.

Mediacom8.22%

100 to 1000 Mbps

966.99 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 1,056,691 people who can get cable from Mediacom in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mediacom potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mediacom offers 3 different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from Mediacom is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mediacom Illinois customers is 966.99 Mbps.

RCN5.42%

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

Spectrum5.14%

120 to 300 Mbps

299.12 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 660,505 people who can get cable from Spectrum in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 2 different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from Spectrum is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum Illinois customers is 299.12 Mbps.

NewWave Communications2.04%

50 to 100 Mbps

98.63 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of NewWave Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 262,291 people who can get cable from NewWave Communications in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of NewWave Communications potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. NewWave Communications offers 2 different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from NewWave Communications is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all NewWave Communications Illinois customers is 98.63 Mbps.

CASSCOMM0.34%

50 to 50 Mbps

50 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of CASSCOMM customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 43,992 people who can get cable from CASSCOMM in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of CASSCOMM potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. CASSCOMM offers no different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from CASSCOMM is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all CASSCOMM Illinois customers is 50 Mbps.

Kraus Electronic Systems0.13%

15 to 15 Mbps

15 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Kraus Electronic Systems customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 16,313 people who can get cable from Kraus Electronic Systems in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Kraus Electronic Systems potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Kraus Electronic Systems offers no different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from Kraus Electronic Systems is 15 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Kraus Electronic Systems Illinois customers is 15 Mbps.

Madison Communications0.09%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Madison Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 11,751 people who can get cable from Madison Communications in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Madison Communications potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Madison Communications offers no different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from Madison Communications is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Madison Communications Illinois customers is 100 Mbps.

Tel-Star Cablevision0.09%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Tel-Star Cablevision customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 11,039 people who can get cable from Tel-Star Cablevision in Illinois. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Tel-Star Cablevision potential customers in Illinois who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Tel-Star Cablevision offers no different speeds throughout Illinois. The fastest speed anyone in Illinois can get from Tel-Star Cablevision is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Tel-Star Cablevision Illinois customers is 100 Mbps.

 

 

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

Illinois 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

More about DIRECTV

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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More about HuhgesNet

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 Illinois

Illinois customers can get an average of 848.83 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 10.32% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 6 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Northwest Illinois, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Southwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 83.06% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Illinois Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in Illinois

Cable internet is available to 92.29% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Illinois Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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95%
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What zip codes have cable in Illinois and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
6131936.72%
6175286.31%
617370%
617300%
617430%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
6175367.38%
6172677.72%
617350%
613130%
6136490.51%

Cable in Your Illinois Neighborhood

XFINITY (Comcast) is the primary cable provider for Illinois's northwest, north, northeast, west, central and east neighborhoods. Mediacom also has cable internet service in Illinois's south regions. NewWave Communications provides cable service to Illinois in the southeast. Spectrum is likely available in Illinois's southwest neighborhoods.

Compared with the rest of the county, Illinois has greater access to cable versus other states and greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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