2014 Residential Broadband Pricing Report

An updated report from Broadband Illinois sheds new light on how prices of residential broadband vary across different speed tiers and geographic locations through Illinois. The 55-page report analyzes the pricing for various broadband speed options and subscription plans across Illinois during the October 2014 timeframe. This is the second Residential Broadband Pricing Study that Broadband Illinois has released; therefore, a price change over time comparison was conducted between the 2013 and 2014 data. 

According to the GIS team at Broadband Illinois, the purpose of the study is to not find where the cheapest service, but to examine patterns in pricing related to speeds. Results of this comparison revealed that availability of broadband has increased statewide in all speed tiers. Additionally, higher speed prices have fallen.

Information used in the report was gathered by visiting Illinois provider websites during the month of October 2014.  Data variables recorded for the report includes technology, bundle requirement, if the was for a business or residence, download/upload speeds, price and data caps. That information was paired with coverage data collected by Broadband Illinois in earlier in 2014 and submitted to the NTIA on October 1 for use in the National Broadband Map.

Download the Full 2014 Residential Broadband Pricing Study 

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