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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.

0.50%

Population with faster than 1.00 gbps available.

59.80%

Population with only 100.00 mbps speeds or less available.

13.80%

Population with only 25.00 mbps speeds or less available.

23.80 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

27

Average broadband score for Wisconsin

Broadband in Wisconsin

Largest Cities in WisconsinProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Appleton, WI1875.00 mbps11.00 mbps10.66 mbps1.79 mbps27
Beaver Dam, WI19100.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.62 mbps1.60 mbps23
Beloit, WI15100.00 mbps11.00 mbps17.39 mbps2.46 mbps23
Brookfield, WI182.00 gbps1.00 gbps74.42 mbps58.43 mbps59
Caledonia, WI1875.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.24 mbps1.96 mbps23
Chippewa Falls, WI12100.00 mbps11.00 mbps17.01 mbps2.32 mbps23
Cudahy, WI131.00 gbps1.00 gbps92.59 mbps79.48 mbps62
De Pere, WI1575.00 mbps11.00 mbps12.48 mbps2.11 mbps27
Eau Claire, WI181.00 gbps100.00 mbps73.63 mbps8.59 mbps58
Fond du Lac, WI16100.00 mbps11.00 mbps14.62 mbps1.99 mbps27
Franklin, WI141.00 gbps1.00 gbps86.26 mbps74.01 mbps52
Germantown, WI211.00 gbps1.00 gbps68.45 mbps50.31 mbps66
Green Bay, WI1780.00 mbps11.00 mbps12.90 mbps2.04 mbps36
Greendale, WI151.00 gbps1.00 gbps81.59 mbps69.19 mbps58
Hartford, WI191.00 gbps1.00 gbps65.42 mbps54.32 mbps62
Janesville, WI16100.00 mbps11.00 mbps17.40 mbps2.39 mbps28
Kaukauna, WI1975.00 mbps11.00 mbps8.88 mbps1.60 mbps26
Kenosha, WI2075.00 mbps11.00 mbps10.84 mbps2.15 mbps28
La Crosse, WI101.00 gbps1.00 gbps117.76 mbps86.28 mbps64
Madison, WI181.00 gbps120.00 mbps36.91 mbps5.13 mbps42
Manitowoc, WI202.00 gbps25.00 mbps25.09 mbps2.92 mbps40
Marshfield, WI16100.00 mbps5.00 mbps19.09 mbps1.46 mbps38
Menasha, WI1775.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.32 mbps1.90 mbps27
Menomonee Falls, WI191.00 gbps1.00 gbps67.92 mbps54.60 mbps69
Menomonie, WI13100.00 mbps11.00 mbps16.04 mbps2.18 mbps27
Mequon, WI161.00 gbps1.00 gbps74.45 mbps64.82 mbps57
Middleton, WI131.00 gbps120.00 mbps50.56 mbps6.63 mbps38
Milwaukee, WI201.00 gbps1.00 gbps65.93 mbps57.11 mbps60
Muskego, WI181.00 gbps1.00 gbps85.02 mbps59.83 mbps61
Neenah, WI1875.00 mbps11.00 mbps11.08 mbps1.80 mbps32
New Berlin, WI171.00 gbps1.00 gbps69.98 mbps60.70 mbps58
Oak Creek, WI151.00 gbps1.00 gbps80.64 mbps69.08 mbps52
Oconomowoc, WI17100.00 mbps11.00 mbps17.84 mbps2.22 mbps37
Onalaska, WI81.00 gbps1.00 gbps26.92 mbps3.70 mbps25
Oshkosh, WI21100.00 mbps11.00 mbps15.66 mbps1.96 mbps41
Pewaukee, WI171.00 gbps1.00 gbps70.73 mbps60.75 mbps62
Pleasant Prairie, WI19100.00 mbps11.00 mbps13.38 mbps2.03 mbps38
Racine, WI1975.00 mbps11.00 mbps10.46 mbps1.85 mbps24
River Falls, WI122.00 gbps25.00 mbps31.27 mbps4.64 mbps37
Sheboygan, WI15100.00 mbps11.00 mbps17.49 mbps2.31 mbps28
South Milwaukee, WI111.00 gbps1.00 gbps109.95 mbps93.97 mbps66
Stevens Point, WI18200.00 mbps20.00 mbps16.33 mbps2.06 mbps33
Sun Prairie, WI13100.00 mbps11.00 mbps17.56 mbps2.31 mbps28
Superior, WI8100.00 mbps10.00 mbps25.50 mbps2.92 mbps24
Watertown, WI11100.00 mbps11.00 mbps19.61 mbps2.63 mbps24
Waukesha, WI191.00 gbps1.00 gbps65.70 mbps54.75 mbps60
Wausau, WI18100.00 mbps5.00 mbps11.36 mbps1.18 mbps32
West Bend, WI201.00 gbps1.00 gbps62.47 mbps51.91 mbps53
Whitewater, WI15100.00 mbps20.00 mbps14.72 mbps2.11 mbps23
Wisconsin Rapids, WI121.00 gbps1.00 gbps94.91 mbps81.09 mbps65
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Wisconsin
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25.00 mbps
Exede25.00 mbps
HughesNet25.00 mbps
Charter100.00 mbps
Bundle AT&T Internet and DirecTV17.74 mbps
AT&T U-verse17.74 mbps
Cyberonic11.00 mbps
Spectrum50.00 mbps
NSight Telservices - Abrams1.61 mbps
CenturyLink32.99 mbps