The capital of the Midwest and America’s third largest city, Chicago has lots to offer its residents when it comes to cable providers. So much choice, though, can make things confusing. So, we put together this list of the best three:
Although Xfinity offers fewer channels overall as compared to the competition, it earns the top spot on this list because it is the most widely available in the city, and also because standard packages are cheaper than other options.
The most common plan gets you around 200 channels for just $60 a month, and if you bundle it with high-speed internet, expect to pay around $100.
At the moment, Xfinity, which is offered by Comcast, is available to around 98 percent of homes, meaning it will be an option for almost everyone.
As a cable company that only operates in Chicago, RCN is a great local option. Packages start at just $35 (around 80 channels) and go up from there. At the moment, it’s available to around 98 percent of the city.
You can also sign up for RCN’s high-speed internet plans to save on both utilities and keep everything with one company.
Accessible to around 82 percent of Chicago residents, AT&T is an excellent option in that it offers more channels to customers; there are plans that give you access to more than 500 channels, if you really feel this is necessary.
It’s standard package of just 200 channels costs about the same as a similar package from Xfinity, around $60, and this will go up to about $100 if you decide to bundle internet.
AT&T gives you the option to also purchase DirecTV if you prefer satellite cable, which is a nice option.
All in all, Chicago residents have three great options to choose from when it comes to picking a cable provider. You really can’t go wrong with any of the three on this list.