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Internet Service in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin 94.6% of residents can access wired or wireless Internet at speeds of 10 Mbps. While this is not the highest rate in the country, it provides for the vast majority of the state. Despite this statistic, 24.8% of the Wisconsin population has no Internet service today.

Wisconsin residents have great Internet technology depending on where they live. 86.7% of the population has DSL access. 84.5% has cable Internet ability. 99.8% has wireless Internet available. Only 4.9% has fiber Internet available, making it one of the states with the fewest fiber Internet connections in the nation. Not surprisingly, choice is not much better. Only 25.6% of residents have the choice of 3 or more Internet service providers when shopping around.

Broadband in Wisconsin

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Antigo, WI112.34N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11
Appleton, WI2332.59N/AN/A1.23108526
Ashland, WI82.41N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A13
Baraboo, WI184.90N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A20
Beaver Dam, WI222.77N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A23
Beloit, WI174.13N/AN/A1.71N/AN/A21
Brookfield, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A26
Burlington, WI212.64N/AN/A1.71N/AN/A26
Caledonia, WI192.64N/AN/A1.71N/AN/A23
Cedarburg, WI142.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A20
Chippewa Falls, WI112.54N/AN/A1.08N/AN/A15
Cudahy, WI1252.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A19
De Pere, WI206.89N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A24
Delafield, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A26
Delavan, WI1911.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A22
Eau Claire, WI1410.03N/AN/A1.3888343
Elkhorn, WI2111.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A25
Fond Du Lac, WI173.07N/AN/A1.11N/AN/A19
Fort Atkinson, WI132.56N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A19
Franklin, WI1352.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A19
Germantown, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A26
Grafton, WI122.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A19
Green Bay, WI206.89N/AN/A0.5437824
Greendale, WI1352.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A20
Greenville, WI22N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A24
Hales Corners, WI1252.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A19
Hartford, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A26
Hartland, WI187.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A24
Holmen, WI137.90N/AN/A1.07N/AN/A23
Hudson, WI123.73N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A58
Janesville, WI194.13N/AN/A1.7198424
Jefferson, WI122.56N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A18
Kaukauna, WI2232.59N/AN/A1.23N/AN/A24
Kenosha, WI183.32N/AN/A0.8347923
La Crosse, WI137.90N/AN/A1.0717623
Lake Geneva, WI2011.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A23
Little Chute, WI2232.59N/AN/A1.23N/AN/A24
Madison, WI209.04N/AN/A1.6578225
Manitowoc, WI228.50N/AN/A1.85N/AN/A69
Marinette, WI152.67N/AN/A0.62N/AN/A14
Marshfield, WI153.09N/AN/A0.34N/AN/A19
Menasha, WI195.00N/AN/A1.03N/AN/A21
Menomonee Falls, WI187.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A24
Menomonie, WI177.87N/AN/A0.41N/AN/A44
Mequon, WI152.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A20
Merrill, WI123.17N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A15
Middleton, WI189.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A23
Milwaukee, WI1652.98N/AN/A1.7468123
Monroe, WI103.28N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A13
Mount Horeb, WI169.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A21
Mukwonago, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A26
Muskego, WI187.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A24
Neenah, WI215.00N/AN/A1.03N/AN/A24
New Berlin, WI187.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A24
New London, WI224.02N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A21
New Richmond, WI123.73N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A13
Oak Creek, WI1452.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A21
Oconomowoc, WI207.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A27
Onalaska, WI137.90N/AN/A1.07N/AN/A23
Oregon, WI189.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A23
Oshkosh, WI215.00N/AN/A1.03118624
Pewaukee, WI207.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A27
Platteville, WI153.46N/AN/A1.10N/AN/A19
Pleasant Prairie, WI183.32N/AN/A0.83N/AN/A23
Plover, WI194.88N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A23
Plymouth, WI1529.25N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A20
Port Washington, WI132.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A19
Portage, WI122.06N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A18
Racine, WI192.64N/AN/A1.7127723
Reedsburg, WI184.90N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A20
Rhinelander, WI122.17N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A14
Rice Lake, WI128.80N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A16
Richfield, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A26
Ripon, WI153.07N/AN/A1.11N/AN/A19
River Falls, WI194.29N/AN/A0.93N/AN/A68
Salem, WI17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A23
Shawano, WI173.38N/AN/A1.08N/AN/A18
Sheboygan, WI1629.25N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A20
Sheboygan Falls, WI1629.25N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A20
Somers, WI15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A21
South Milwaukee, WI1152.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A17
Sparta, WI92.40N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A16
Stevens Point, WI194.88N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A23
Stoughton, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A23
Sturgeon Bay, WI182.35N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A20
Suamico, WI186.89N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A22
Sun Prairie, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A24
Superior, WI106.44N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A14
Sussex, WI187.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A24
Tomah, WI92.40N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A13
Two Rivers, WI218.50N/AN/A1.85N/AN/A23
Verona, WI189.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A23
Watertown, WI132.56N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A18
Waukesha, WI207.88N/AN/A1.3958027
Waunakee, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A24
Waupun, WI223.07N/AN/A1.11N/AN/A23
Wausau, WI193.44N/AN/A0.94N/AN/A21
West Bend, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A26
Whitewater, WI2011.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A23
Wisconsin Rapids, WI153.09N/AN/A0.34N/AN/A18
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Wisconsin

Since 2009, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has been awarded $4,540,152.00 in federal dollars for Wisconsin's "LinkWISCONSIN" program. Wisconsin has awarded these monies to 10 organizations and departments within the state.

More State funding for rural broadband grants, but bills may limit access to residents in remote areas.

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