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.

0.50%

Population with faster than 1 Gbps available.

59.80%

Population with only 100 Mbps speeds or less available.

13.80%

Population with only 25 Mbps speeds or less available.

24 Mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

4.10%

Population with no wired internet access available.

95.90%

Population with wired internet access available.

20.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

25

Average broadband score for Wisconsin

Broadband in Wisconsin

Largest Cities in WisconsinProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Appleton, WI171 Gbps / 1 Gbps68 Mbps / 60 Mbps27
Beaver Dam, WI17100 Mbps / 11 Mbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Beloit, WI13100 Mbps / 11 Mbps18 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Brookfield, WI162 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 65 Mbps59
Caledonia, WI16100 Mbps / 11 Mbps10 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Chippewa Falls, WI10100 Mbps / 11 Mbps19 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Cudahy, WI121 Gbps / 1 Gbps181 Mbps / 169 Mbps62
De Pere, WI141 Gbps / 1 Gbps83 Mbps / 73 Mbps27
Eau Claire, WI161 Gbps / 100 Mbps82 Mbps / 9 Mbps58
Fond du Lac, WI14100 Mbps / 11 Mbps15 Mbps / 2 Mbps27
Franklin, WI121 Gbps / 1 Gbps98 Mbps / 86 Mbps52
Germantown, WI181 Gbps / 1 Gbps76 Mbps / 58 Mbps66
Green Bay, WI161 Gbps / 1 Gbps74 Mbps / 64 Mbps36
Greendale, WI131 Gbps / 1 Gbps91 Mbps / 79 Mbps58
Hartford, WI181 Gbps / 1 Gbps123 Mbps / 113 Mbps62
Janesville, WI14100 Mbps / 11 Mbps17 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Kaukauna, WI17100 Mbps / 11 Mbps9 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Kenosha, WI18100 Mbps / 11 Mbps10 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
La Crosse, WI101 Gbps / 1 Gbps118 Mbps / 86 Mbps64
Madison, WI171 Gbps / 1 Gbps96 Mbps / 64 Mbps42
Manitowoc, WI182 Gbps / 25 Mbps27 Mbps / 3 Mbps40
Marshfield, WI16100 Mbps / 5 Mbps19 Mbps / 1 Mbps38
Menasha, WI161 Gbps / 1 Gbps72 Mbps / 64 Mbps27
Menomonee Falls, WI171 Gbps / 1 Gbps130 Mbps / 119 Mbps69
Menomonie, WI11100 Mbps / 11 Mbps18 Mbps / 2 Mbps27
Mequon, WI141 Gbps / 1 Gbps83 Mbps / 74 Mbps57
Middleton, WI121 Gbps / 120 Mbps52 Mbps / 7 Mbps38
Milwaukee, WI191 Gbps / 1 Gbps121 Mbps / 112 Mbps60
Muskego, WI161 Gbps / 1 Gbps94 Mbps / 67 Mbps61
Neenah, WI171 Gbps / 1 Gbps69 Mbps / 60 Mbps32
New Berlin, WI151 Gbps / 1 Gbps77 Mbps / 68 Mbps58
Oak Creek, WI141 Gbps / 1 Gbps155 Mbps / 145 Mbps52
Oconomowoc, WI151 Gbps / 1 Gbps82 Mbps / 68 Mbps37
Onalaska, WI81 Gbps / 1 Gbps26 Mbps / 3 Mbps25
Oshkosh, WI18100 Mbps / 11 Mbps14 Mbps / 2 Mbps41
Pewaukee, WI161 Gbps / 1 Gbps136 Mbps / 127 Mbps62
Pleasant Prairie, WI17100 Mbps / 11 Mbps13 Mbps / 2 Mbps38
Racine, WI17100 Mbps / 11 Mbps10 Mbps / 2 Mbps24
River Falls, WI102 Gbps / 25 Mbps36 Mbps / 5 Mbps37
Sheboygan, WI13100 Mbps / 11 Mbps18 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
South Milwaukee, WI101 Gbps / 1 Gbps217 Mbps / 203 Mbps66
Stevens Point, WI16200 Mbps / 20 Mbps18 Mbps / 2 Mbps33
Sun Prairie, WI12100 Mbps / 11 Mbps17 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Superior, WI8100 Mbps / 10 Mbps25 Mbps / 3 Mbps24
Watertown, WI9100 Mbps / 11 Mbps22 Mbps / 3 Mbps24
Waukesha, WI181 Gbps / 1 Gbps123 Mbps / 113 Mbps60
Wausau, WI18100 Mbps / 5 Mbps11 Mbps / 1 Mbps32
West Bend, WI181 Gbps / 1 Gbps68 Mbps / 57 Mbps53
Whitewater, WI13100 Mbps / 20 Mbps16 Mbps / 2 Mbps23
Wisconsin Rapids, WI121 Gbps / 1 Gbps95 Mbps / 81 Mbps65
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Wisconsin
ProviderAvg. Speeds
HughesNet25 Mbps
Viasat25 Mbps
Spectrum103 Mbps
AT&T22 Mbps
Cyberonic11 Mbps
NSight Telservices - Abrams2 Mbps
CenturyLink37 Mbps
Frontier14 Mbps
Telephone and Data Systems1 Mbps
King Street Wireless1 Mbps