TV and Internet Providers in Chicago, Illinois

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TV packages in Chicago, Illinois

1

Spectrum Cable

Customer Rating
125+ Channels
  • Enjoy FREE HD.
  • Watch 10,000+ On Demand Choices.
  • Get FREE Primetime On Demand.
Price starting from $49.99 a month

Customer Rating for Spectrum

Installation - 4.15/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.01/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.28/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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2

Xfinity TV from Comcast

Customer Rating
260+ Channels
  • Find shows fast with the X1 Voice Remote.
  • Easily switch between TV and Netflix.
  • Access your entire DVR library via the cloud.
Price starting from $20.00 a month

Customer Rating for Xfinity

Installation - 4.18/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.15/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.14/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.21/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.64/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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3

DISH TV

Customer Rating
290+ Channels
  • Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee.
  • Watch hundreds of HD channels.
  • Access the most powerful Home DVR, the Hopper 3.
Price starting from $64.99 a month

Customer Rating for DISH

Installation - 4.19/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.11/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.69/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.91/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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4

Google Fiber

Customer Rating
+ Channels
  • Pick your perfect live TV service.
  • Choose by price, channel lineup, extra features, or mix it up.
  • No contracts means you can start watching in minutes and cancel any time.
Price starting from $70.00 a month
5

DIRECTV

Customer Rating
330+ Channels
  • See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
  • Watch 1,000s of titles On Demand.
  • Save money by bundling with select AT&T wireless plans.
Price starting from $74.99 a month

Customer Rating for DIRECTV

Installation - 4.21/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 3.92/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.41/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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6

WOW! TV

Customer Rating
75+ Channels
  • Thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows.
  • Record up to 6 HD shows at once.
  • Month-to-month plans available
Price starting from $64.99 a month
7

Astound Broadband powered by RCN Cable

Customer Rating
285+ Channels
  • Sync recorded shows to your mobile devices.
  • Watch TV in every room with a TiVo DVR system.
  • Get 1,000s of shows On Demand.
Price starting from $83.80 a month

Internet plans in Chicago, Illinois

1

Spectrum Cable Internet

20% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
  • Get a high performance modem included.
  • Enjoy the freedom of no data cap.
  • Protect your network with Spectrum Security Suite.
Price starting from $49.99 a month

Customer Rating for Spectrum

Installation - 4.15/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.01/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.28/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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2

Xfinity Internet from Comcast

100% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US.
  • Optimize your home network with xFi.
  • Easily monitor who's using your internet.
Price starting from $19.99 a month

Customer Rating for Xfinity

Installation - 4.18/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.15/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.14/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.21/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.64/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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3

Google Fiber Internet

6% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • No data caps.
  • Award-winning customer service.
Price starting from $70.00 a month
4

AT&T Internet

71% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Get help anytime with 24/7 customer service.
  • Access AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots across the US.
  • Enjoy reliable wireless home networking.
Price starting from $55.00 a month

Customer Rating for AT&T

Installation - 4.26/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.03/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.67/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.84/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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5

Earthlink

69% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Download as much as you want with unlimited data.
  • Enjoy free virus and spam protection.
  • Pay less to rent your modem/router.
Price starting from $49.95 a month
6

Viasat Satellite Internet

100% available in 60290
Customer Rating*
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Fastest residential satellite internet in the U.S.
  • Quick, simple installation.
  • 3-year Price Lock Guarantee.
Price starting from $30.00 a month
7

WOW! Internet

16% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
Price starting from $19.99 a month
8

Astound Broadband powered by RCN Internet

16% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support.
  • Protect your network with McAfee® Security Suite.
  • Enjoy speeds fast enough for home networking.
Price starting from $19.99 a month
9

Ultra Home Internet

100% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 110 Mbps
  • Wide availability in rural areas
  • Runs on the T-Mobile 5G Network
  • No long-term contracts. Change your plan at any time.
Price starting from $54.99 a month
10

HughesNet

100% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 30 Mbps
  • Simple contracts and pricing
Price starting from $64.99 a month
11

Rise Broadband

7% available in 60290
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Residential internet plans with speeds up to 50 Mbps
Price starting from $35.00 a month

TV and internet packages in Chicago, Illinois

1

Spectrum Cable TV & Internet

Customer Rating
125+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Enjoy FREE HD.
  • Get FREE Primetime On Demand.
  • Enjoy the freedom of no data cap.
Price starting from $64.98 a month

Customer Rating for Spectrum

Installation - 4.15/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.07/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.01/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.28/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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2

DIRECTV + AT&T Internet

Customer Rating
330+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET.
  • Access AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots across the US.
  • Watch 1,000s of titles On Demand.
Price starting from $129.99 a month

Customer Rating for DIRECTV + AT&T Internet

Installation - 4.21/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.25/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 3.92/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.41/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.8/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

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3

Xfinity Cable TV & Internet from Comcast

Customer Rating
260+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Easily switch between TV and Netflix.
  • Access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US.
  • Easily monitor who's using your internet.
Price starting from $35.00 a month

Customer Rating for Xfinity

Installation - 4.18/5

Customer satisfaction with installation fees and scheduling.

Channels - 4.15/5

How satisfied customers are with channel selection and packaging value.

Reliability - 4.14/5

Customer satisfaction with the reliability of the TV signal.

Price - 3.21/5

Ratings reflect customer satisfaction with cost and monthly fees.

Service - 3.64/5

Customer satisfaction with quality of customer service and technical support.

Learn more about our customer satisfaction survey
4

WOW! TV + Internet

Customer Rating
75+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows.
  • Record up to 6 HD shows at once.
  • Month-to-month plans available.
Price starting from $64.99 a month
5

Astound Broadband powered by RCN Cable TV & Internet

Customer Rating
285+ Channels
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Sync recorded shows to your mobile devices.
  • Get 1,000s of shows On Demand.
  • Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support.
Price starting from $29.64 a month

TV Providers in Chicago, IL

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Provider Service Type Channel Count Customer Rating
(out of 5)
Features Prices Starting At*
Spectrum Cable 125+ 3.4 Enjoy FREE HD. $49.99/mo. View Plans
Xfinity Cable 260+ 3.5 Find shows fast with the X1 Voice Remote. $20.00/mo. View Plans
DISH Satellite 290+ 3.8 Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee. $64.99/mo. View Plans
Google Fiber Fiber + N/A Pick your perfect live TV service. $70.00/mo. View Plans
DIRECTV Satellite 330+ 3.7 See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET. $74.99/mo. View Plans
WOW! Cable 75+ N/A Thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows. $64.99/mo. View Plans
Astound Broadband powered by RCN Cable 285+ 3.9 Sync recorded shows to your mobile devices. $83.80/mo. View Plans

Internet Providers in Chicago, IL

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Provider Service Type Max Download Speeds up to Customer Rating
(out of 5)
Features Prices Starting At* Area Availability*
Spectrum Cable 1,000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 3.4 Get a high performance modem included. $49.99/mo. 20% View Plans
Xfinity Cable 1,000 Mbps 3.5 Access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US. $19.99/mo. 100% View Plans
Google Fiber Fiber 2,000 Mbps N/A No data caps. $70.00/mo. 6% View Plans
AT&T DSL/Fiber 1,000 Mbps 4.1 Get help anytime with 24/7 customer service. $55.00/mo. 71% View Plans
Earthlink Fiber 1,000 Mbps 4.0 Download as much as you want with unlimited data. $49.95/mo. 69% View Plans
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 3.9 Fastest residential satellite internet in the U.S. $30.00/mo. 100% View Plans
WOW! Cable 1,000 Mbps N/A $19.99/mo. 16% View Plans
Astound Broadband powered by RCN Cable 1,000 Mbps 3.9 Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support. $19.99/mo. 16% View Plans
HughesNet Satellite 30 Mbps Simple contracts and pricing $64.99/mo. 100% View Plans
Rise Broadband DSL 25 Mbps Residential internet plans with speeds up to 50 Mbps $35.00/mo. 7% View Plans
Ultra Cable 110 Mbps Wide availability in rural areas $54.99/mo. 100% View Plans

TV and internet in Chicago, IL

Being the third-largest metropolis in the US, Chicago offers more choices in local TV and internet service than most other cities, from both big brands and smaller regional providers. Finding a good deal in the Windy City should be as easy as stumbling into a pro game (Chicago is a serious sports town).

What are the best TV providers in Chicago?

What are the best internet providers in Chicago?

Cable internet comes in as a close second to fiber, and Chicago has three providers that offer it: giant Xfinity (99% coverage) and smaller companies like RCN (22%) and WOW (16%). HughesNet and Viasat satellite internet are also available, but with all of the other internet choices in Chicago, we can’t recommend them. Satellite internet is slow, expensive, and best avoided if possible.

TV choices are even better in Chicago, with six providers that can hook you up: DIRECTV, DISH, Xfinity, RCN, and WOW. DIRECTV and DISH are satellite TV services; Xfinity, RCN, and WOW are cable.

All six of these companies feature similar packages loaded with popular channels across different pay tiers. But DIRECTV has the edge in sports (only DIRECTV carries NFL SUNDAY TICKET—a must-have for most football fans). Also, of the six, RCN and WOW have more limited availability in Chicago than the bigger TV players on the list.

Streaming Providers in Chicago, IL

Streaming Type Customer Rating (Out of 5) Features Prices Area Availability
YouTube TV Livestreaming + On demand 4.5 100+ channels, Simultaneous streams: 1–3 $64.99/mo. 100%
Amazon Prime Video Livestreaming + On demand 4.2 18,000+ movies, Simultaneous streams: 1–3 $12.99/mo. 100%
Hulu Livestreaming + On demand 4.2 70+ channels, Simultaneous streams: 1-2 $5.99-$70.99/mo. 100%
Sling TV Livestreaming + On demand 3.9 30-50 channels, Simultaneous streams: 1–4 $35.00-$50.00/mo. 100%
HBO Max On demand 4.5 Every HBO series on demand, Simultaneous streams: 1-3 $14.99/mo. 100%
Disney+ On demand 4.5 Up to 4k resolution, Simultaneous streams: 1–4 $7.99/mo. 100%
Netflix On demand 4.3 4,500+ movies, Simultaneous streams: 1–4 $8.99-$17.99/mo. 100%

Chicago FAQs

How can I watch TV without cable or satellite service?

If you want absolutely free TV, get an antenna—there are plenty of local broadcast channels to enjoy at no cost.

Internet-based streaming TV services charge monthly fees, but they’re almost always cheaper than those of cable or satellite. On-demand services (like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video) offer thousands of shows and movies; livestreaming TV providers (like Sling TV and YouTube TV) emulate the live TV channels and interface of cable, usually with a high-capacity cloud DVR.

Who has the fastest internet in Chicago?

Xfinity and RCN’s cable internet, thanks to recent DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades, can hit download speeds up to 940 Mbps. Meanwhile, AT&T Fiber gets up to 940 Mbps—with 880 Mbps upload speeds.

The major difference is this: fiber internet allows for equal (or close to equal) download and upload speeds, while cable’s upload speeds still max out at around 35 Mbps. If your internet usage doesn’t involve heavy file uploading (home-business owners take note), either type should meet your household’s needs.

  • AT&T Fiber: download speeds up to 940 Mbps, upload speeds to 880 Mbps
  • Xfinity: download speeds up to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps), upload speeds to 35 Mbps
  • RCN: download speeds up to 940 Mbps, upload speeds to 20 Mbps

How can I learn which TV and internet provider services are available in Chicago?

Don’t want to click through every TV and internet provider’s site to find out who services your neighborhood? We’ve made it easy with CableTV.com’s availability map—just enter your zip code once, and we’ll give you all the services available in your area.

 

Is Xfinity available in Chicago?

Xfinity offers internet plans starting as low as $19.99 per month in Chicago.

Is Verizon internet available in Chicago?

Verizon Fios doesn’t offer internet service in Chicago, but AT&T and Google Fiber both offer fiber internet packages in the Windy City.

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2640 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618

Compare providers in Chicago, IL

With so many provider choices in Chicago, picking the right one for your needs can be daunting. Read over some of our side-by-side comparison reviews if you’re stuck on which to go with.

Spectrum vs. Xfinity Internet
Overall, Xfinity offers more speed and bang for your buck, but Spectrum’s unlimited data is ideal for big families in Chicago.
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Xfinity vs. AT&T Internet
AT&T’s fiber internet reaches higher speeds than Xfinity’s cable internet, but Xfinity’s affordable plans are a good middle-of-the-road option.
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DISH vs. DIRECTV
DIRECTV gives you more channels (especially sports), but DISH has a DVR that can’t be beat.
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