Welcome to the Illinois BEAD Challenge Portal

Help us get the broadband map right!

The challenge process gives Illinoisians an opportunity to correct inaccuracies in the state's broadband map so it reflects the most up-to-date broadband access across the state. Visit https://bead.connectednation.org/illinois/ to view broadband availability of locations of interest, and select locations to challenge in the portal.

Already have bulk challenges ready to upload? You can start here.

Eligible Users:

Per federal guidelines, Illinois may only accept challenges from the following eligible entities:

  • Units of local and tribal government
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Internet service providers

Individuals can participate in the challenge process outside of this portal, in two ways:

  • Option 1: By documenting the speeds subscribed to, and then visiting https://BEADchallenge.org, taking three speed tests over three separate days, and submitting their information.
  • Option 2: By coordinating with a local non-profit or government entity registered for the Challenge Process.
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