Broadband Internet in Wisconsin

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BROADBAND IN Wisconsin

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Wisconsin Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
85%
85% BROADBAND COVERAGE
19%
19% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

23.8

32nd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

86.8%

of Wisconsinites have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

40.4%

of Wisconsinites have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

4.4%

of Wisconsinites have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.5%

of Wisconsinites have access to wireline service.

7.3%

of Wisconsinites have access to fiber-optic service.

82.9%

of Wisconsinites have access to cable service.

89.9%

of Wisconsinites have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Wisconsinites have access to mobile broadband service.

54.9%

of Wisconsinites have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Wisconsin

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1.
Lancaster
58.8 MBPS
58.8">%
2.
Little Chute
44.1 MBPS
44.1">%
3.
Plover
42.3 MBPS
42.3">%
4.
Whitewater
36.6 MBPS
36.6">%
5.
Delafield
35.6 MBPS
35.6">%

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Link Wisconsin has been awarded $4,540,152 in federal grants for Wisconsin's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $57,969,654, accounting for 1.7% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Wisconsin.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 87.2% to 92.5% of Wisconsinites.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 219 broadband providers in Wisconsin.
  • There are 768,000 people in Wisconsin without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 910,000 people in Wisconsin that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 201,000 people in Wisconsin don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Wisconsin CITIES

Average speed over time
Appleton99.7%31 providers
Beloit95.2%18 providers
Brookfield100.0%27 providers
Chippewa Falls94.7%13 providers
De Pere95.5%25 providers
Eau Claire98.6%17 providers
Fond Du Lac94.8%21 providers
Franklin99.6%27 providers
Green Bay98.7%29 providers
Janesville95.8%23 providers
Kenosha99.6%25 providers
La Crosse99.2%15 providers
Madison99.3%35 providers
Manitowoc96.4%20 providers
Menomonee Falls100.0%23 providers
Milwaukee100.0%35 providers
Neenah99.7%24 providers
New Berlin100.0%26 providers
Oak Creek100.0%19 providers
Oconomowoc97.5%22 providers
Oshkosh97.6%27 providers
Racine100.0%24 providers
Sheboygan99.0%25 providers
Stevens Point93.9%17 providers
Sun Prairie96.6%13 providers
Superior93.5%13 providers
Watertown83.3%20 providers
Waukesha100.0%34 providers
Wausau92.9%19 providers
West Bend97.4%27 providers
Wisconsin Rapids93.3%15 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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