Wisconsin Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Wisconsin Internet Facts in 2022

  • Wisconsin currently ranks 33rd among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Wisconsin residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly eight in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,874 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Wisconsin, with 87.3% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 38th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Milwaukee 100%
Waukesha 99.88%
Kenosha 98.62%
Ozaukee 98.23%
Racine 97.71%
La Crosse 96.88%
Dane 96.86%
Washington 95.74%
Winnebago 94.32%
Portage 93.94%
Lowest
Kewaunee 33.76%
Price 43.89%
Waushara 45.88%
Washburn 46.31%
Lafayette 47.57%
Iron 51.50%
Jackson 52.53%
Menominee 52.88%
Oconto 53.06%
Rusk 54.40%

Wisconsin, with only 22.6% of people having access to 1G broadband, ranked 48th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Wisconsin

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 87%
  • Without: 14%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 86%
  • Cellular data only: 12%
  • Satellite: 7%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 4%
  • 18-64: 5%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 35%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 16%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 10%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 7%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Mixed race: 5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 7%

  • Less than high school: 9%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Wisconsin Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Milwaukee 183.5 MBPS 31 Providers
Madison 151.4 MBPS 32 Providers
Green Bay 139.1 MBPS 20 Providers
Racine 211.2 MBPS 21 Providers
Appleton 112.3 MBPS 21 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Wisconsin

Provider Avg. Download Speed
TDS Telecom 241.5 MBPS
AT&T Internet 203.0 MBPS
Spectrum 152.5 MBPS
Bertram Internet 25.4 MBPS
Frontier 7.0 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 92.4%
Ashland 85.0%
Barron 92.5%
Bayfield 94.6%
Brown 97.0%
Buffalo 83.6%
Burnett 91.5%
Calumet 92.1%
Chippewa 90.7%
Clark 82.1%
Columbia 85.2%
Crawford 92.2%
Dane 97.6%
Dodge 82.7%
Door 70.2%
Douglas 89.6%
Dunn 84.5%
Eau Claire 94.9%
Florence 96.7%
Fond du Lac 88.9%
Forest 74.3%
Grant 84.6%
Green 90.2%
Green Lake 77.9%
Iowa 70.4%
Iron 76.5%
Jackson 73.3%
Jefferson 88.9%
Juneau 85.1%
Kenosha 98.7%
Kewaunee 56.9%
La Crosse 97.9%
Lafayette 61.9%
Langlade 71.1%
Lincoln 74.7%
Manitowoc 91.2%
Marathon 89.4%
Marinette 87.6%
Marquette 93.8%
Menominee 53.7%
Milwaukee 100.0%
Monroe 86.2%
Oconto 84.2%
Oneida 88.3%
Outagamie 96.2%
Ozaukee 98.3%
Pepin 87.7%
Pierce 80.8%
Polk 88.4%
Portage 94.6%
Price 67.0%
Racine 97.8%
Richland 74.1%
Rock 93.5%
Rusk 69.5%
St. Croix 89.7%
Sauk 93.8%
Sawyer 84.9%
Shawano 78.1%
Sheboygan 92.6%
Taylor 70.7%
Trempealeau 90.0%
Vernon 96.2%
Vilas 79.5%
Walworth 92.6%
Washburn 81.9%
Washington 96.7%
Waukesha 99.9%
Waupaca 81.5%
Waushara 73.8%
Winnebago 98.3%
Wood 94.1%

Internet Providers By City in Wisconsin

Algoma 67.0% 16 providers
Altoona 99.9% 12 providers
Amery 98.6% 12 providers
Antigo 79.0% 13 providers
Appleton 99.8% 21 providers
Arcadia 83.3% 8 providers
Ashland 91.8% 12 providers
Athens 63.5% 14 providers
Baldwin 84.9% 11 providers
Baraboo 94.9% 14 providers
Barron 91.0% 12 providers
Beaver Dam 93.6% 13 providers
Belleville 93.3% 14 providers
Beloit 97.1% 20 providers
Berlin 77.1% 14 providers
Black Creek 71.7% 17 providers
Black River Falls 82.5% 11 providers
Bloomer 99.6% 14 providers
Brillion 76.0% 15 providers
Bristol 93.8% 16 providers
Brodhead 84.4% 17 providers
Brookfield 100.0% 19 providers
Burlington 98.6% 20 providers
Cadott 54.1% 14 providers
Cambridge 84.9% 16 providers
Campbellsport 64.9% 17 providers
Cedarburg 99.5% 14 providers
Chetek 89.3% 12 providers
Chilton 83.7% 16 providers
Chippewa Falls 96.3% 15 providers
Clintonville 88.0% 13 providers
Colgate 99.8% 15 providers
Columbus 70.5% 16 providers
Cottage Grove 93.0% 20 providers
Crivitz 84.0% 8 providers
Cross Plains 97.0% 13 providers
Cudahy 100.0% 15 providers
Cumberland 84.0% 11 providers
De Forest 97.0% 15 providers
De Pere 95.4% 21 providers
Delafield 100.0% 15 providers
Delavan 87.2% 18 providers
Denmark 75.0% 17 providers
Dodgeville 77.2% 10 providers
Dousman 99.6% 13 providers
Eagle 98.7% 13 providers
Eagle River 84.1% 13 providers
East Troy 99.5% 11 providers
Eau Claire 99.1% 17 providers
Edgerton 91.6% 15 providers
Elk Mound 88.6% 13 providers
Elkhorn 94.7% 18 providers
Ellsworth 67.6% 17 providers
Elm Grove 100.0% 16 providers
Evansville 77.8% 17 providers
Fond Du Lac 98.7% 18 providers
Fort Atkinson 87.1% 17 providers
Franklin 99.9% 17 providers
Franksville 61.6% 16 providers
Genoa City 93.9% 19 providers
Germantown 100.0% 16 providers
Grafton 100.0% 14 providers
Green Bay 99.3% 20 providers
Greendale 100.0% 17 providers
Greenville 100.0% 14 providers
Hales Corners 100.0% 16 providers
Hartford 94.8% 15 providers
Hartland 100.0% 15 providers
Hayward 92.3% 13 providers
Holmen 96.7% 13 providers
Hortonville 88.1% 13 providers
Hudson 98.5% 15 providers
Jackson 99.5% 15 providers
Janesville 96.3% 21 providers
Jefferson 86.0% 16 providers
Kaukauna 95.4% 16 providers
Kenosha 99.7% 19 providers
Kewaskum 80.2% 18 providers
Kewaunee 57.8% 17 providers
Kiel 94.3% 14 providers
Kimberly 100.0% 16 providers
La Crosse 99.6% 16 providers
Ladysmith 84.9% 10 providers
Lake Geneva 94.2% 20 providers
Lake Mills 96.5% 16 providers
Lancaster 84.3% 10 providers
Little Chute 100.0% 14 providers
Lodi 91.1% 12 providers
Luxemburg 52.7% 15 providers
Madison 99.5% 32 providers
Manitowoc 97.5% 18 providers
Marinette 98.1% 12 providers
Marshall 88.1% 15 providers
Marshfield 92.3% 18 providers
Mauston 77.5% 13 providers
Mayville 82.9% 14 providers
Mc Farland 99.7% 18 providers
Medford 94.0% 12 providers
Menasha 99.3% 17 providers
Menomonee Falls 100.0% 17 providers
Menomonie 92.4% 16 providers
Mequon 100.0% 14 providers
Merrill 78.7% 15 providers
Middleton 99.9% 18 providers
Milton 98.2% 19 providers
Milwaukee 100.0% 31 providers
Mondovi 89.4% 11 providers
Monroe 94.3% 15 providers
Montello 91.8% 11 providers
Mosinee 95.0% 19 providers
Mount Horeb 97.2% 16 providers
Mukwonago 100.0% 15 providers
Muskego 100.0% 15 providers
Neenah 99.9% 17 providers
Neillsville 92.6% 13 providers
Nekoosa 84.1% 13 providers
New Berlin 100.0% 20 providers
New Holstein 87.6% 13 providers
New Lisbon 97.9% 12 providers
New London 85.0% 17 providers
New Richmond 85.2% 14 providers
Oak Creek 100.0% 17 providers
Oconomowoc 98.0% 15 providers
Oconto 87.7% 12 providers
Oconto Falls 89.1% 15 providers
Omro 98.9% 14 providers
Onalaska 99.4% 12 providers
Oneida 100.0% 13 providers
Oregon 92.3% 18 providers
Osceola 92.4% 14 providers
Oshkosh 99.3% 20 providers
Pardeeville 78.0% 14 providers
Peshtigo 90.3% 8 providers
Pewaukee 100.0% 16 providers
Platteville 84.2% 12 providers
Pleasant Prairie 99.6% 19 providers
Plover 99.2% 16 providers
Plymouth 86.7% 15 providers
Port Washington 98.7% 15 providers
Portage 94.9% 15 providers
Poynette 86.1% 13 providers
Prairie Du Chien 95.6% 12 providers
Prairie Du Sac 98.4% 12 providers
Prescott 97.0% 16 providers
Pulaski 94.5% 15 providers
Racine 100.0% 21 providers
Reedsburg 98.9% 14 providers
Rhinelander 93.3% 14 providers
Rice Lake 96.3% 14 providers
Richland Center 71.4% 14 providers
Ripon 89.6% 14 providers
River Falls 81.2% 16 providers
Saint Francis 100.0% 17 providers
Salem 98.1% 18 providers
Sauk City 94.0% 11 providers
Saukville 99.1% 16 providers
Schofield 99.1% 15 providers
Seymour 73.9% 13 providers
Shawano 89.9% 14 providers
Sheboygan 99.3% 17 providers
Sheboygan Falls 87.0% 18 providers
Slinger 98.8% 16 providers
Somerset 98.9% 12 providers
South Milwaukee 100.0% 16 providers
Sparta 88.6% 13 providers
Spooner 84.3% 12 providers
Stanley 90.6% 13 providers
Stevens Point 96.9% 16 providers
Stoughton 87.1% 18 providers
Stratford 78.2% 16 providers
Sturgeon Bay 79.5% 16 providers
Sturtevant 98.4% 17 providers
Sun Prairie 97.7% 16 providers
Superior 97.3% 14 providers
Sussex 100.0% 13 providers
Thiensville 100.0% 16 providers
Tomah 90.7% 12 providers
Tomahawk 77.3% 10 providers
Trevor 100.0% 16 providers
Twin Lakes 99.4% 19 providers
Two Rivers 95.1% 17 providers
Union Grove 86.2% 16 providers
Verona 99.6% 17 providers
Viroqua 91.8% 10 providers
Waterford 100.0% 13 providers
Waterloo 87.1% 14 providers
Watertown 88.3% 17 providers
Waukesha 100.0% 17 providers
Waunakee 98.3% 15 providers
Waupaca 84.8% 18 providers
Waupun 85.3% 14 providers
Wausau 95.1% 20 providers
Wautoma 93.3% 14 providers
West Bend 98.6% 19 providers
West Salem 96.9% 12 providers
Whitewater 80.8% 16 providers
Wisconsin Dells 94.4% 17 providers
Wisconsin Rapids 97.4% 12 providers
Woodruff 87.2% 11 providers