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Broadband Internet in Wisconsin

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Wisconsin

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Wisconsin Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
88%
88% BROADBAND COVERAGE
13%
13% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

44.6

36th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

89.7%

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

84.8%

of Wisconsinites have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

12.2%

of Wisconsinites have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.1%

of Wisconsinites have access to wireline service.

13.8%

of Wisconsinites have access to fiber-optic service.

83.4%

of Wisconsinites have access to cable service.

90.9%

of Wisconsinites have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Wisconsinites have access to mobile broadband service.

55.8%

of Wisconsinites have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Wisconsin

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Eden119.4 MBPS16 Providers
2.Reedsburg107.8 MBPS17 Providers
3.Bloomington104.4 MBPS10 Providers
4.Oconto99.9 MBPS12 Providers
5.Twin Lakes92.6 MBPS17 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum53.6 MBPS
TDS Telecom43.2 MBPS
AT&T Internet40.9 MBPS
CenturyLink25.3 MBPS
Bertram Internet10.5 MBPS

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 94.1% of Wisconsinites.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 227 internet providers in Wisconsin.
  • There are 599,000 people in Wisconsin without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 590,000 people in Wisconsin that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 169,000 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
Algoma68.1%14 providers
Altoona99.9%10 providers
Amery66.6%11 providers
Antigo73.0%11 providers
Appleton99.8%21 providers
Arcadia83.2%10 providers
Ashland80.0%10 providers
Athens23.3%13 providers
Baldwin84.9%11 providers
Baraboo88.5%17 providers
Barron66.7%11 providers
Beaver Dam93.5%15 providers
Belleville80.0%15 providers
Beloit95.4%17 providers
Berlin77.0%14 providers
Black Creek67.3%16 providers
Black River Falls69.2%10 providers
Bloomer93.9%14 providers
Boscobel86.8%10 providers
Brillion71.7%18 providers
Bristol93.8%16 providers
Brodhead66.8%16 providers
Brookfield100.0%19 providers
Burlington98.4%19 providers
Cadott42.9%13 providers
Cambridge70.1%13 providers
Campbellsport29.6%17 providers
Cedarburg99.5%14 providers
Chetek76.8%12 providers
Chilton60.6%16 providers
Chippewa Falls95.3%14 providers
Clintonville75.1%13 providers
Colgate99.8%14 providers
Columbus70.1%15 providers
Cottage Grove89.8%16 providers
Crivitz37.4%9 providers
Cross Plains94.7%11 providers
Cudahy100.0%16 providers
Cumberland60.8%10 providers
De Forest95.5%16 providers
De Pere95.6%22 providers
Delafield100.0%15 providers
Delavan87.1%18 providers
Denmark49.0%15 providers
Dodgeville77.2%11 providers
Dousman99.6%14 providers
Eagle95.0%13 providers
Eagle River55.2%13 providers
East Troy96.7%15 providers
Eau Claire98.8%18 providers
Edgerton86.6%14 providers
Elk Mound84.8%13 providers
Elkhorn91.7%19 providers
Ellsworth52.4%14 providers
Elm Grove100.0%16 providers
Evansville75.9%14 providers
Fond Du Lac96.4%17 providers
Fort Atkinson86.7%15 providers
Franklin99.7%19 providers
Franksville62.7%16 providers
Genoa City93.9%18 providers
Germantown100.0%16 providers
Grafton100.0%15 providers
Green Bay98.8%19 providers
Greendale100.0%18 providers
Greenville100.0%15 providers
Hales Corners100.0%17 providers
Hartford92.4%16 providers
Hartland99.8%14 providers
Hayward88.0%12 providers
Holmen94.2%13 providers
Hortonville88.1%13 providers
Hudson81.7%15 providers
Jackson97.4%15 providers
Janesville96.2%20 providers
Jefferson85.7%14 providers
Kaukauna95.4%15 providers
Kenosha99.7%22 providers
Kewaskum67.2%17 providers
Kewaunee53.9%16 providers
Kiel65.0%15 providers
Kimberly100.0%15 providers
La Crosse99.3%13 providers
Ladysmith74.7%12 providers
Lake Geneva93.8%19 providers
Lake Mills90.9%12 providers
Lancaster74.0%12 providers
Little Chute100.0%13 providers
Lodi87.1%14 providers
Luxemburg22.6%13 providers
Madison99.5%28 providers
Manitowoc96.7%17 providers
Marinette96.9%10 providers
Marshall75.2%13 providers
Marshfield81.9%14 providers
Mauston77.9%12 providers
Mayville82.9%15 providers
Mc Farland97.4%12 providers
Medford61.2%11 providers
Menasha99.3%16 providers
Menomonee Falls100.0%19 providers
Menomonie88.5%13 providers
Mequon100.0%13 providers
Merrill61.6%14 providers
Middleton99.9%16 providers
Milton97.7%17 providers
Milwaukee100.0%28 providers
Mondovi87.3%12 providers
Monroe88.8%13 providers
Montello64.7%13 providers
Mosinee91.9%15 providers
Mount Horeb89.5%13 providers
Mukwonago100.0%16 providers
Muskego100.0%16 providers
Neenah99.9%17 providers
Neillsville65.7%10 providers
Nekoosa53.4%12 providers
New Berlin100.0%19 providers
New Holstein74.3%15 providers
New Lisbon98.3%11 providers
New London83.7%17 providers
New Richmond67.3%14 providers
Oak Creek100.0%16 providers
Oconomowoc98.0%17 providers
Oconto74.9%12 providers
Oconto Falls61.9%14 providers
Omro68.0%12 providers
Onalaska99.4%12 providers
Oneida100.0%16 providers
Oregon90.9%14 providers
Osceola83.6%13 providers
Oshkosh98.1%20 providers
Pardeeville5.6%13 providers
Peshtigo72.9%10 providers
Pewaukee100.0%17 providers
Platteville86.3%13 providers
Pleasant Prairie99.6%19 providers
Plover94.2%12 providers
Plymouth80.4%16 providers
Port Washington95.2%14 providers
Portage81.5%14 providers
Poynette85.1%12 providers
Prairie Du Chien93.9%9 providers
Prairie Du Sac96.3%14 providers
Prescott90.3%13 providers
Pulaski90.8%14 providers
Racine100.0%20 providers
Reedsburg98.2%17 providers
Rhinelander87.9%11 providers
Rice Lake80.3%13 providers
Richland Center61.2%11 providers
Ripon90.0%14 providers
River Falls80.4%15 providers
Saint Francis100.0%18 providers
Salem96.1%17 providers
Sauk City85.6%12 providers
Saukville93.8%16 providers
Schofield97.6%12 providers
Seymour69.5%17 providers
Shawano84.3%14 providers
Sheboygan99.1%19 providers
Sheboygan Falls86.9%17 providers
Slinger98.5%15 providers
Somerset8.0%12 providers
South Milwaukee100.0%15 providers
Sparta87.1%11 providers
Spooner65.1%11 providers
Stanley65.4%11 providers
Stevens Point95.2%13 providers
Stoughton85.5%16 providers
Stratford31.3%13 providers
Sturgeon Bay76.2%15 providers
Sturtevant98.4%17 providers
Sun Prairie96.9%15 providers
Superior93.2%14 providers
Sussex100.0%14 providers
Thiensville100.0%17 providers
Tomah77.1%11 providers
Tomahawk68.7%10 providers
Trevor100.0%16 providers
Twin Lakes99.4%17 providers
Two Rivers94.9%16 providers
Union Grove86.2%15 providers
Verona97.3%14 providers
Viroqua89.5%10 providers
Waterford100.0%14 providers
Waterloo71.0%12 providers
Watertown83.8%18 providers
Waukesha100.0%19 providers
Waunakee97.8%15 providers
Waupaca82.6%17 providers
Waupun85.1%14 providers
Wausau93.0%18 providers
Wautoma63.1%13 providers
West Bend97.9%21 providers
West Salem97.0%12 providers
Whitewater76.6%16 providers
Wisconsin Dells86.0%14 providers
Wisconsin Rapids93.3%12 providers
Woodruff85.0%14 providers
Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

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