Press Release

Rockford, Illinois – (BUSINESS WIRE) – i3 Broadband® (i3), the largest provider of 100% fiber-optic internet services based in Illinois, is expanding its presence in Greater Rockford and the Northwest Chicago Suburbs area with a competitively priced, diverse range of service options, including an 8-gigabit tier – the fastest residential service speed offered in the region.

While most consumers use less than 8 gigabits, i3 Broadband is proud to offer this high-speed option to accommodate those working primarily from home or living in multiple-user households requiring access to faster speeds. In addition to its new 8-gigabit speed offering, i3 Broadband will introduce a new 2-gigabit tier, as well as continue to offer its popular 1-gigabit tier and a 300Mbps tier. All i3 Fiber tiers deliver equal upload and download speeds and will be available throughout i3 Broadband’s service areas in Rockford and the Northwest Chicago suburbs. Each of these options will be available at i3 Broadband’s new simple and clear pricing structure that is both affordable and consistent, aiming to reduce the industry’s prevalent use of promotional introductory pricing.

“Customers are fed up with inconsistent and confusing introductory offers,” said Paul Cronin, chief executive officer, i3 Broadband. “They’re ready for transparent, affordable prices that fit their budget while still getting the bandwidth and speed that our digital lives demand. With these new offerings, we are delivering on all of these criteria — and far surpassing expectations.”

“Our teams in Rockford and the Northwest Chicago suburbs areas are dedicated to delivering the fastest internet in the region at an unparalleled value,” said Clint Streit, vice president and general manager for i3 in Rockford and its other Northern Illinois markets. “With equal upload and download speeds, our customers receive the most advanced internet technology available and predictable pricing they can count on.”

i3 Broadband announced its plans to expand its network to these areas earlier this year. Construction is under way in and around the Greater Rockford area, and the company expects to officially launch service in these service in early fall of 2023.

With one of the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry, i3 Broadband continues to provide flexible options for loyal customers. i3 Broadband does not require residential service contracts, impose data limits, or charge installation or activation fees. i3 participates in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, providing a $30 credit for internet services to qualified ACP participants. For more information on the ACP program, visit

To learn more about all the available fiber internet options in the Rockford and other Northwest Chicago suburban areas, visit

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