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High-Speed Internet for Chicago

Forget about your internet connection getting blown away. With EarthLink Internet, you’ll never be swept away again. As a top internet provider in Chicago, we’re bringing the fastest speeds and most reliable connection to The Windy City. Plus, Chicago has been rated as one of the top cities for remote work — meaning that you can benefit from the expansion of fiber internet and keep Chicago magnificent.

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Download speed up to 1000 Mbps per second*

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Fast Facts

  • There are two fiber internet providers in the Chicago area
  • Roughly 27% of Chicago has access to fiber internet
  • EarthLink has the best high-speed internet coverage
  • Chicago is one of the top three cities for tech workers4
  • Chicago has the fastest-growing downtown in the country1
  • The average internet speed in Chicago is 99.73 Mbps2
  • The median home price in Chicago is $270,0003
  • More than 42% of Chicago millennials own their home5

Things to Do in Chicago

Chicago is known for its unique foods, architecture, sports, museums, and shopping. It’s a city that’s sure to sweep you off your feet.

Millennium Park
Stretch your legs at Millennium Park, where you can play in Crown Fountain, relax in Lurie Garden, and take selfies with Cloud Gate (affectionately called The Bean)

Chicago Museum Campus
Learn something new at the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, or Field Museum of Natural History, all located on Chicago’s Museum Campus

The Chicago Skyline
Head to the 103rd floor of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and hang out on The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside and offering a unique view of the city

Sports in Chicago
Catch a game all year long, with the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Bears at Soldier Field, and the Blackhawks and Bulls at United Center

Better connectivity for increased productivity

EarthLink considers internet speed to be the most essential requirement for any user, which is why we provide a wide range of speeds up to 1 Gig. Call today to compare internet speeds available near Chicago, Illinois.

Mobile Service

The right connection and transparent pricing also extends to your mobile provider. EarthLink Mobile offers five plans to fit any lifestyle, all with the best nationwide coverage. Plus, you can bring your own phone or upgrade to a newer device. Call to get started today!

EarthLink Security & Tools for Chicago, Illinois

We’re not just an Illinois internet provider. With a whole suite of tools, we’re here for every part of your digital life. We offer:

EarthLink Protect+ Powered by NortonLifeLock:
Keeps you safer than ever. This cyber safety tool offers real-time protection and dark web monitoring plus a secure VPN, million-dollar protection package, and more.

EarthLink Online Backup
Never worry about a missing file again. Use online backup to automate your data backup, sync your files across multiple devices, and easily view and share your files with family and friends.

EarthLink Guardian
Keeping your kids safer online is a full-time job — we can help. Powered by Bark, Guardian is a parental control tool that helps families manage and protect their children’s online lives while still preserving privacy.

EarthLink EasyTech
The solution to your smart device problems is our remote IT support. If you have a TV that won’t connect, a video doorbell that won’t ring (or any other smart device issue), just call our product experts, and they’ll work to resolve your problem remotely.

Internet Technology Comparison Chart

Not sure which type of high-speed internet service is actually the best? We break down a few options here, or you can find out more. Spoiler: fiber is the clear winner.

Internet Type Speed Price Accessibility Reliability
Fiber Highest Medium High High
Wireless Home Medium Medium High High
Cable High Medium High Medium
Satellite Low Medium High Low

As a Chicago internet provider, EarthLink offers:

  • Chicago Fiber Internet: the fastest speeds with no data caps and maximum reliability.
  • Chicago Wireless Home Internet: faster speeds than your cell phone’s hotspot, wide availability, and easy installation.
  • Chicago Satellite Internet: a dependable choice for rural internet with a variety of plans to fit your needs.
  • Chicago Rural Internet: if you live in a hard-to-reach area or an internet desert, we can help keep you connected.
  • Chicago Business Internet: if you’re ready to take your small business to the next level, trust one of the top internet providers in Illinois.

Nearby Cities/Zip Codes

With a population of 9,533,040 people (and counting), the entire area is flourishing. You don’t have to live in the very heart of downtown to get the best  Chicago internet — but we can reach you there, too.

  • Alsip — including zip codes 60406, 60472, 60482, 60803
  • Arlington Heights — including zip codes 60004, 60005, 60006, 60008, 60056, 60095
  • Bedford Park — including zip codes 60455, 60499, 60501, 60629, 60638
  • Bridgeview — including zip codes 60454, 60455, 60457, 60501
  • Chicago — including zip codes 60007, 60018, 60106, 60131, 60176, 60290, 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629,60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60642, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661, 60664, 60666, 60668, 60669, 60670, 60673, 60674, 60675, 60677, 60678, 60680, 60681, 60684, 60685, 60686, 60687, 60688, 60689, 60690, 60691, 60693, 60694, 60695, 60696, 60697, 60699, 60701, 60706, 60707, 60803, 60804, 60827
  • Chicago Heights — including zip codes 60411, 60412, 60422
  • Evanston — including zip codes 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60209
  • Northbrook — including zip codes 60026, 60062, 60065
  • Oak Park — including zip codes 60301, 60302, 60303, 60304
  • Schaumburg — including zip codes 60007, 60159, 60168, 60169, 60172, 60173, 60193, 60194, 60195, 60196
  • Willow Springs — including zip codes 60439, 60458, 60480, 60525, 60527

Frequently Asked Questions

No. If you’re already an EarthLink customer, we make it easy to transfer your service to your new address.

It only takes a few minutes to let us know you’re moving. We can help in two ways: check the available service for your new address above or call us at 888-327-8454.

For the smoothest transition, let us know you’re moving at least two weeks before you need service at your new address. It takes a little time, so the sooner you can let us know, the better. We ask for at least two weeks to avoid any downtime. We’ll keep you posted on progress via text on the phone number updated on your account.

An installation fee will be determined when your relocation order is submitted. Similar to the original installation, we’ll send a professional installer to get you all set up. Any early termination fees at the old address will be waived when service is established at the new address. Your new service will have an updated early termination fee.

Take your modem, power cord, and cables. When the technician arrives to set up your transferred service, they’ll take back what isn’t needed. Don’t be surprised if the technician provides new and better equipment.

You can upgrade at any time! We would have to check serviceability first to see what higher speeds are supported at your new address.

Not a problem! You can respond to the relocation confirmation text you receive from us or call as soon as you are aware that you need to make a change. The number is 888-327-8454 and select the “relocation” option if prompted. Please note: an adult (18 years or older) must be present at the new address at the time of installation.

We continue to widen our national internet service footprint, so this is getting more and more unlikely. However, if we can’t make this happen (we’ll miss you!), we will let you know right away so you can plan accordingly. Please note: any early termination fees will apply if the move occurs while the service is under contract.

Not a problem. We’ll need to talk to both of you together to transfer ownership of the service. Details we’ll need to collect: name, email, phone, method of payment, and all security questions (which we will verify separately) to transition the account. Also remember: EarthLink email addresses can also be transferred.

*Actual speeds may vary based on network activity, configuration, and other factors. Subject to availability. Some prices shown may be introductory offers. Equipment fees, taxes, and other fees and restrictions may apply.

*Actual speeds may vary based on network activity, configuration, and other factors. Subject to availability. Some prices shown may be introductory offers. Equipment fees, taxes, and other fees and restrictions may apply.


  1. “Downtown Chicago Grows While The South And West Sides Lose Population” via WBEZ Chicago, 5/23/192 “Internet Providers in Chicago, Illinois” via Broadband Now, 4/22/21
  2. “Chicago area housing market hottest it’s been since before Great Recession” via ABC7 Chicago, 3/25/21
  3. “Chicago a top-three market for tech talent growth” via REJournals, 8/1/19
  4. “Chicago has higher millennial homeownership rate than national average” via Chicago Agent Magazine, 7/3/20