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.
85%
85% BROADBAND COVERAGE
19%
19% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

40.0

32nd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

87.3%

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

40.9%

of Wisconsinites have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

5.0%

of Wisconsinites have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.6%

of Wisconsinites have access to wireline service.

8.0%

of Wisconsinites have access to fiber-optic service.

82.7%

of Wisconsinites have access to cable service.

89.8%

of Wisconsinites have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Wisconsinites have access to mobile broadband service.

56.5%

of Wisconsinites have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Wisconsin

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Bristol74.4 MBPS16 Providers
2.Belmont72.6 MBPS10 Providers
3.Menasha72.0 MBPS15 Providers
4.Lone Rock69.6 MBPS9 Providers
5.Hudson69.2 MBPS14 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Wisconsin

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Charter Spectrum46.9 MBPS
TDS Telecom35.6 MBPS
AT&T Internet22.7 MBPS
CenturyLink13.0 MBPS
Bertram Wireless8.9 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 92.6% of Wisconsinites.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 216 internet providers in Wisconsin.
  • There are 736,000 people in Wisconsin without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 922,000 people in Wisconsin that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 200,000 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%12 providers
Altoona99.9%10 providers
Amery4.6%10 providers
Antigo73.0%12 providers
Appleton99.7%20 providers
Arcadia42.1%8 providers
Ashland81.1%9 providers
Athens23.2%14 providers
Baldwin0.0%11 providers
Baraboo87.7%15 providers
Barron61.7%10 providers
Beaver Dam92.2%14 providers
Belleville76.5%14 providers
Beloit95.2%15 providers
Berlin75.5%13 providers
Black Creek48.4%15 providers
Black River Falls65.3%9 providers
Bloomer93.9%13 providers
Boscobel66.4%9 providers
Brillion71.9%17 providers
Bristol93.7%16 providers
Brodhead66.7%13 providers
Brookfield100.0%18 providers
Burlington98.2%18 providers
Cadott42.4%11 providers
Cambridge70.1%13 providers
Campbellsport29.5%16 providers
Cedarburg95.0%13 providers
Chetek76.4%11 providers
Chilton59.6%16 providers
Chippewa Falls94.7%13 providers
Clintonville75.1%12 providers
Colgate99.7%14 providers
Columbus69.3%14 providers
Cottage Grove89.8%15 providers
Crivitz32.5%8 providers
Cross Plains93.4%11 providers
Cudahy100.0%15 providers
Cumberland52.3%9 providers
De Forest93.3%14 providers
De Pere95.4%19 providers
Delafield100.0%15 providers
Delavan86.9%17 providers
Denmark46.0%15 providers
Dodgeville76.9%11 providers
Dousman99.6%14 providers
Eagle96.6%12 providers
Eagle River53.0%13 providers
East Troy96.7%14 providers
Eau Claire98.6%16 providers
Edgerton85.3%13 providers
Elk Mound59.2%11 providers
Elkhorn70.4%17 providers
Ellsworth51.7%11 providers
Elm Grove100.0%16 providers
Evansville75.9%13 providers
Fond Du Lac94.6%17 providers
Fort Atkinson84.3%12 providers
Franklin99.6%18 providers
Franksville60.0%15 providers
Genoa City92.6%17 providers
Germantown100.0%15 providers
Grafton100.0%12 providers
Green Bay98.8%19 providers
Greendale100.0%17 providers
Greenville100.0%14 providers
Hales Corners95.1%15 providers
Hartford81.9%15 providers
Hartland99.3%13 providers
Hayward76.0%11 providers
Holmen93.8%11 providers
Hortonville88.1%12 providers
Hudson61.7%14 providers
Jackson96.5%14 providers
Janesville95.8%19 providers
Jefferson84.7%13 providers
Kaukauna95.3%14 providers
Kenosha99.6%20 providers
Kewaskum66.2%16 providers
Kewaunee51.6%15 providers
Kiel63.0%15 providers
Kimberly100.0%15 providers
La Crosse99.2%13 providers
Ladysmith74.2%11 providers
Lake Geneva92.6%18 providers
Lake Mills90.8%12 providers
Lancaster73.7%10 providers
Little Chute100.0%13 providers
Lodi85.9%12 providers
Luxemburg19.7%12 providers
Madison99.3%24 providers
Manitowoc96.5%16 providers
Marinette95.9%9 providers
Marshall75.2%13 providers
Marshfield81.4%16 providers
Mauston55.5%14 providers
Mayville82.8%14 providers
Mc Farland97.4%12 providers
Medford59.7%10 providers
Menasha99.3%15 providers
Menomonee Falls100.0%18 providers
Menomonie87.3%12 providers
Mequon100.0%12 providers
Merrill61.4%14 providers
Middleton99.9%17 providers
Milton92.0%16 providers
Milwaukee100.0%22 providers
Mondovi27.1%12 providers
Monroe83.8%12 providers
Montello56.7%12 providers
Mosinee80.4%14 providers
Mount Horeb87.0%13 providers
Mukwonago100.0%14 providers
Muskego100.0%14 providers
Neenah99.5%17 providers
Neillsville64.2%10 providers
Nekoosa53.0%12 providers
New Berlin100.0%18 providers
New Holstein73.6%15 providers
New Lisbon78.2%12 providers
New London82.8%15 providers
New Richmond1.2%12 providers
Oak Creek100.0%15 providers
Oconomowoc97.7%17 providers
Oconto75.0%10 providers
Oconto Falls61.6%13 providers
Omro67.5%13 providers
Onalaska98.9%10 providers
Oneida100.0%15 providers
Oregon90.7%14 providers
Osceola61.5%13 providers
Oshkosh97.7%20 providers
Pardeeville3.3%12 providers
Peshtigo72.1%9 providers
Pewaukee100.0%18 providers
Platteville77.3%11 providers
Pleasant Prairie99.6%17 providers
Plover94.0%11 providers
Plymouth79.9%16 providers
Port Washington94.0%14 providers
Portage81.3%12 providers
Poynette70.1%11 providers
Prairie Du Chien88.6%8 providers
Prairie Du Sac96.3%12 providers
Prescott84.0%12 providers
Pulaski82.0%13 providers
Racine100.0%18 providers
Reedsburg98.0%15 providers
Rhinelander87.6%11 providers
Rice Lake79.8%11 providers
Richland Center60.9%11 providers
Ripon81.3%13 providers
River Falls70.1%13 providers
Saint Francis100.0%18 providers
Salem93.5%17 providers
Sauk City85.4%12 providers
Saukville89.9%14 providers
Schofield97.4%13 providers
Seymour61.8%15 providers
Shawano84.1%13 providers
Sheboygan99.0%18 providers
Sheboygan Falls85.7%16 providers
Slinger98.5%15 providers
Somerset4.4%11 providers
South Milwaukee100.0%14 providers
Sparta79.8%11 providers
Spooner61.2%10 providers
Stanley65.8%10 providers
Stevens Point93.9%13 providers
Stoughton84.6%14 providers
Stratford31.3%13 providers
Sturgeon Bay71.2%15 providers
Sturtevant98.4%16 providers
Sun Prairie96.6%12 providers
Superior93.3%12 providers
Sussex100.0%16 providers
Thiensville100.0%16 providers
Tomah75.0%10 providers
Tomahawk68.5%10 providers
Trevor100.0%16 providers
Twin Lakes99.0%17 providers
Two Rivers94.6%16 providers
Union Grove85.6%15 providers
Verona94.0%14 providers
Viroqua59.6%10 providers
Waterford100.0%13 providers
Waterloo71.0%12 providers
Watertown83.5%17 providers
Waukesha100.0%20 providers
Waunakee95.6%14 providers
Waupaca82.2%16 providers
Waupun85.0%13 providers
Wausau92.9%16 providers
Wautoma62.0%12 providers
West Bend97.5%21 providers
West Salem96.4%11 providers
Whitewater75.8%15 providers
Wisconsin Dells85.3%14 providers
Wisconsin Rapids93.3%12 providers
Woodruff84.4%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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