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.
87%
87% BROADBAND COVERAGE
19%
19% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

41.5

33rd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

88.7%

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

83.9%

of Wisconsinites have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

7.6%

of Wisconsinites have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.7%

of Wisconsinites have access to wireline service.

9.3%

of Wisconsinites have access to fiber-optic service.

83.2%

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.

59.0%

of Wisconsinites have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Wisconsin

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Bloomington100.7 MBPS10 Providers
2.Bristol76.0 MBPS16 Providers
3.Menasha74.0 MBPS15 Providers
4.Oconto73.4 MBPS11 Providers
5.Belmont72.6 MBPS11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum48.8 MBPS
TDS Telecom36.5 MBPS
AT&T Internet24.5 MBPS
CenturyLink13.4 MBPS
Bertram Wireless9.3 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 93.2% of Wisconsinites.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 221 internet providers in Wisconsin.
  • There are 658,000 people in Wisconsin without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 885,000 people in Wisconsin that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 191,000 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
Algoma67.1%13 providers
Altoona99.9%9 providers
Amery64.4%10 providers
Antigo73.0%11 providers
Appleton99.8%20 providers
Arcadia44.7%9 providers
Ashland81.1%9 providers
Athens23.2%14 providers
Baldwin0.2%11 providers
Baraboo88.7%15 providers
Barron62.8%10 providers
Beaver Dam93.4%15 providers
Belleville77.8%14 providers
Beloit95.4%15 providers
Berlin75.4%12 providers
Black Creek63.5%15 providers
Black River Falls67.2%9 providers
Bloomer94.2%13 providers
Boscobel68.3%9 providers
Brillion71.9%16 providers
Bristol93.8%16 providers
Brodhead66.8%14 providers
Brookfield100.0%19 providers
Burlington98.2%18 providers
Cadott42.4%11 providers
Cambridge70.1%13 providers
Campbellsport29.6%17 providers
Cedarburg98.8%14 providers
Chetek76.4%11 providers
Chilton60.2%16 providers
Chippewa Falls94.6%13 providers
Clintonville75.1%13 providers
Colgate99.8%16 providers
Columbus70.3%14 providers
Cottage Grove89.8%15 providers
Crivitz41.6%9 providers
Cross Plains94.7%11 providers
Cudahy100.0%15 providers
Cumberland57.7%9 providers
De Forest93.7%14 providers
De Pere95.7%19 providers
Delafield100.0%14 providers
Delavan86.9%18 providers
Denmark47.2%15 providers
Dodgeville77.2%12 providers
Dousman99.6%13 providers
Eagle95.0%12 providers
Eagle River54.4%13 providers
East Troy96.7%14 providers
Eau Claire98.7%16 providers
Edgerton85.8%13 providers
Elk Mound59.2%11 providers
Elkhorn89.5%18 providers
Ellsworth51.7%12 providers
Elm Grove100.0%15 providers
Evansville76.3%13 providers
Fond Du Lac95.9%17 providers
Fort Atkinson84.5%13 providers
Franklin99.7%18 providers
Franksville60.0%15 providers
Genoa City93.9%17 providers
Germantown100.0%15 providers
Grafton100.0%13 providers
Green Bay98.8%18 providers
Greendale100.0%17 providers
Greenville100.0%15 providers
Hales Corners100.0%16 providers
Hartford90.3%15 providers
Hartland99.7%13 providers
Hayward76.5%12 providers
Holmen94.2%12 providers
Hortonville88.1%13 providers
Hudson65.7%14 providers
Jackson97.3%15 providers
Janesville96.3%19 providers
Jefferson84.5%13 providers
Kaukauna95.4%14 providers
Kenosha99.6%20 providers
Kewaskum67.2%17 providers
Kewaunee51.9%15 providers
Kiel63.5%15 providers
Kimberly100.0%15 providers
La Crosse99.2%13 providers
Ladysmith73.8%11 providers
Lake Geneva93.8%18 providers
Lake Mills90.9%13 providers
Lancaster73.5%12 providers
Little Chute100.0%14 providers
Lodi85.9%12 providers
Luxemburg19.5%12 providers
Madison99.5%25 providers
Manitowoc96.6%17 providers
Marinette95.9%9 providers
Marshall75.2%13 providers
Marshfield81.5%15 providers
Mauston69.4%13 providers
Mayville82.9%14 providers
Mc Farland97.4%12 providers
Medford61.0%11 providers
Menasha99.3%15 providers
Menomonee Falls100.0%19 providers
Menomonie87.7%12 providers
Mequon100.0%12 providers
Merrill61.5%14 providers
Middleton99.9%18 providers
Milton92.0%17 providers
Milwaukee100.0%25 providers
Mondovi87.3%12 providers
Monroe88.6%12 providers
Montello57.0%12 providers
Mosinee92.7%15 providers
Mount Horeb87.5%13 providers
Mukwonago100.0%15 providers
Muskego100.0%14 providers
Neenah99.9%17 providers
Neillsville65.6%10 providers
Nekoosa53.0%12 providers
New Berlin100.0%18 providers
New Holstein74.1%15 providers
New Lisbon96.7%12 providers
New London83.7%16 providers
New Richmond66.8%12 providers
Oak Creek100.0%15 providers
Oconomowoc98.0%17 providers
Oconto74.8%11 providers
Oconto Falls61.6%13 providers
Omro68.0%12 providers
Onalaska99.4%10 providers
Oneida100.0%15 providers
Oregon90.9%14 providers
Osceola61.5%12 providers
Oshkosh97.9%19 providers
Pardeeville5.6%11 providers
Peshtigo72.1%10 providers
Pewaukee100.0%18 providers
Platteville77.4%12 providers
Pleasant Prairie99.6%17 providers
Plover94.0%11 providers
Plymouth79.9%16 providers
Port Washington95.2%13 providers
Portage81.5%12 providers
Poynette73.0%11 providers
Prairie Du Chien92.5%8 providers
Prairie Du Sac96.3%12 providers
Prescott84.0%12 providers
Pulaski90.8%13 providers
Racine100.0%19 providers
Reedsburg98.2%15 providers
Rhinelander87.9%11 providers
Rice Lake79.9%11 providers
Richland Center61.4%11 providers
Ripon84.8%12 providers
River Falls70.5%13 providers
Saint Francis100.0%17 providers
Salem96.1%17 providers
Sauk City85.6%12 providers
Saukville90.6%14 providers
Schofield97.4%11 providers
Seymour64.9%15 providers
Shawano84.2%14 providers
Sheboygan99.1%18 providers
Sheboygan Falls86.4%16 providers
Slinger98.6%16 providers
Somerset7.4%11 providers
South Milwaukee100.0%14 providers
Sparta80.8%10 providers
Spooner63.9%10 providers
Stanley64.5%10 providers
Stevens Point95.1%12 providers
Stoughton85.0%15 providers
Stratford33.3%14 providers
Sturgeon Bay71.6%15 providers
Sturtevant98.4%16 providers
Sun Prairie96.9%13 providers
Superior93.0%13 providers
Sussex100.0%16 providers
Thiensville100.0%17 providers
Tomah76.7%10 providers
Tomahawk68.7%10 providers
Trevor100.0%16 providers
Twin Lakes99.4%17 providers
Two Rivers94.7%17 providers
Union Grove85.6%15 providers
Verona96.3%14 providers
Viroqua67.7%10 providers
Waterford100.0%13 providers
Waterloo71.0%12 providers
Watertown83.7%17 providers
Waukesha100.0%19 providers
Waunakee95.6%13 providers
Waupaca82.4%16 providers
Waupun85.2%13 providers
Wausau93.0%16 providers
Wautoma62.4%12 providers
West Bend97.8%21 providers
West Salem96.4%12 providers
Whitewater75.9%15 providers
Wisconsin Dells85.7%14 providers
Wisconsin Rapids93.3%12 providers
Woodruff84.7%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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