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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, WI122.34N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A31
Appleton, WI2332.59N/AN/A1.23108545
Ashland, WI92.41N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A33
Baraboo, WI194.90N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A39
Beaver Dam, WI232.77N/AN/A0.38N/AN/A44
Beloit, WI174.13N/AN/A1.71N/AN/A40
Brookfield, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A44
Burlington, WI202.64N/AN/A1.71N/AN/A43
Caledonia, WI192.64N/AN/A1.71N/AN/A42
Cedarburg, WI132.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A38
Chippewa Falls, WI112.54N/AN/A1.08N/AN/A35
Cudahy, WI1252.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A38
De Pere, WI206.89N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A44
Delafield, WI207.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A46
Delavan, WI2011.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A42
Eau Claire, WI1310.03N/AN/A1.3888350
Elkhorn, WI2111.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A43
Fond Du Lac, WI163.07N/AN/A1.11N/AN/A37
Fort Atkinson, WI122.56N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A37
Franklin, WI1352.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A39
Germantown, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A45
Grafton, WI122.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A38
Green Bay, WI206.89N/AN/A0.5437844
Greendale, WI1352.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A39
Greenville, WI23N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A45
Hales Corners, WI1252.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A38
Hartford, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A45
Hartland, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A44
Holmen, WI137.90N/AN/A1.07N/AN/A39
Hudson, WI123.73N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A68
Janesville, WI184.13N/AN/A1.7198442
Jefferson, WI122.56N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A37
Kaukauna, WI2332.59N/AN/A1.23N/AN/A45
Kenosha, WI193.32N/AN/A0.8347943
La Crosse, WI137.90N/AN/A1.0717639
Lake Geneva, WI2011.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A42
Little Chute, WI2332.59N/AN/A1.23N/AN/A45
Madison, WI199.04N/AN/A1.6578242
Manitowoc, WI228.50N/AN/A1.85N/AN/A78
Marinette, WI162.67N/AN/A0.62N/AN/A34
Marshfield, WI153.09N/AN/A0.34N/AN/A36
Menasha, WI205.00N/AN/A1.03N/AN/A42
Menomonee Falls, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A44
Menomonie, WI177.87N/AN/A0.41N/AN/A53
Mequon, WI152.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A40
Merrill, WI133.17N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A34
Middleton, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A42
Milwaukee, WI1552.98N/AN/A1.7468141
Monroe, WI103.28N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A31
Mount Horeb, WI179.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A41
Mukwonago, WI207.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A46
Muskego, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A44
Neenah, WI215.00N/AN/A1.03N/AN/A43
New Berlin, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A44
New London, WI224.02N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A40
New Richmond, WI133.73N/AN/A0.90N/AN/A33
Oak Creek, WI1352.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A39
Oconomowoc, WI207.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A46
Onalaska, WI137.90N/AN/A1.07N/AN/A39
Oregon, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A42
Oshkosh, WI215.00N/AN/A1.03118643
Pewaukee, WI207.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A46
Platteville, WI163.46N/AN/A1.10N/AN/A36
Pleasant Prairie, WI193.32N/AN/A0.83N/AN/A43
Plover, WI194.88N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A40
Plymouth, WI1429.25N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A37
Port Washington, WI132.46N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A38
Portage, WI122.06N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A36
Racine, WI192.64N/AN/A1.7127742
Reedsburg, WI194.90N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A39
Rhinelander, WI132.17N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A34
Rice Lake, WI138.80N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A37
Richfield, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A45
Ripon, WI143.07N/AN/A1.11N/AN/A36
River Falls, WI184.29N/AN/A0.93N/AN/A76
Salem, WI17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A42
Shawano, WI173.38N/AN/A1.08N/AN/A36
Sheboygan, WI1529.25N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A38
Sheboygan Falls, WI1529.25N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A38
Somers, WI17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A42
South Milwaukee, WI1152.98N/AN/A1.74N/AN/A37
Sparta, WI102.40N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A34
Stevens Point, WI194.88N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A40
Stoughton, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A42
Sturgeon Bay, WI172.35N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A38
Suamico, WI196.89N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A42
Sun Prairie, WI209.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A44
Superior, WI116.44N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A34
Sussex, WI197.88N/AN/A1.39N/AN/A44
Tomah, WI102.40N/AN/A0.20N/AN/A33
Two Rivers, WI228.50N/AN/A1.85N/AN/A78
Verona, WI199.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A42
Watertown, WI122.56N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A36
Waukesha, WI207.88N/AN/A1.3958046
Waunakee, WI209.04N/AN/A1.65N/AN/A44
Waupun, WI233.07N/AN/A1.11N/AN/A44
Wausau, WI193.44N/AN/A0.94N/AN/A39
West Bend, WI226.00N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A45
Whitewater, WI2111.01N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A43
Wisconsin Rapids, WI153.09N/AN/A0.34N/AN/A36
* 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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