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Internet Providers in Onalaska, Washington
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Internet Access in Onalaska, Washington
Consumers will find 16 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Onalaska. There are 4 mobile companies.
We should note here that since FCC coverage data is collected biannually and only made public 6+ months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete.
DSL Internet providers connect customers to broadband services using copper phone lines on utility poles, which is why it is marketed through telecom companies that also offer landline phone service. DSL network technology is accessible by near one hundred percent of Onalaska. copper DSL lines don't have as much capacity as fiber/cable networks. The result: reduced speeds. This is part of the reason average download speeds seen in Onalaska perform under Washington, clocking in at 12.81 Mbps compared to the 172.01 Mbps average speed within Washington.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Onalaska's most common wired broadband providers.
To summarize, Onalaska's broadband access is below average — most addresses in the area have 1-2 providers available. 2,000 of area residents have only one option for wired broadband, or none at all — as can be seen by exploring the interactive ISP territory map below. That's 74.11% of the population stuck with only one Internet provider in their area. Explore the map below to observe coverage variation in the area.
Internet Statistics 2022
74.1% of consumers in Onalaska2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Onalaska, Washington
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.6%|
|Wave Broadband||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||5.9%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||16.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||9.5%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||9.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Onalaska
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Onalaska to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Onalaska||12.8 Mbps||10||$0.46 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +532.8 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +148.5 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +168.1 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +173.8 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +166.3 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Onalaska
Wish I had options
In the middle of town, I can only sign up for 1 Mbps, and even that is unreliable. Frequent problems with signal and/or equipment. Unfortunately, their only competitor forces you into a 2-year contract, so we went with TDS.