Wisconsin Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Wisconsin Internet Facts in 2022

  • Wisconsin currently ranks 35th 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 seven 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 eight in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,859 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 98.18%
Racine 97.71%
La Crosse 96.66%
Dane 96.08%
Washington 94.35%
Winnebago 94.32%
Outagamie 93.56%
Lowest
Trempealeau 31.00%
Kewaunee 34.68%
Burnett 36.24%
Jackson 37.32%
Vilas 40.09%
Waushara 40.62%
Price 42.68%
Washburn 46.48%
Lafayette 47.19%
Clark 49.89%

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 30 Providers
Madison 151.4 MBPS 29 Providers
Green Bay 139.1 MBPS 21 Providers
Racine 211.2 MBPS 22 Providers
Appleton 112.3 MBPS 22 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
CenturyLink 85.0 MBPS
Bertram Internet 25.4 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 73.1%
Ashland 84.0%
Barron 90.9%
Bayfield 91.6%
Brown 96.7%
Buffalo 82.7%
Burnett 94.7%
Calumet 87.0%
Chippewa 90.6%
Clark 70.2%
Columbia 70.9%
Crawford 91.3%
Dane 96.7%
Dodge 79.8%
Door 67.0%
Douglas 85.5%
Dunn 81.8%
Eau Claire 94.4%
Florence 96.4%
Fond du Lac 85.2%
Forest 62.4%
Grant 81.5%
Green 86.7%
Green Lake 77.4%
Iowa 67.9%
Iron 75.9%
Jackson 72.6%
Jefferson 87.5%
Juneau 74.5%
Kenosha 98.7%
Kewaunee 53.7%
La Crosse 97.7%
Lafayette 61.1%
Langlade 56.7%
Lincoln 61.4%
Manitowoc 88.0%
Marathon 77.8%
Marinette 86.2%
Marquette 79.7%
Menominee 51.6%
Milwaukee 100.0%
Monroe 86.1%
Oconto 83.3%
Oneida 73.9%
Outagamie 95.8%
Ozaukee 98.2%
Pepin 87.0%
Pierce 80.1%
Polk 85.5%
Portage 92.4%
Price 65.2%
Racine 97.8%
Richland 72.4%
Rock 91.2%
Rusk 70.0%
St. Croix 89.1%
Sauk 87.4%
Sawyer 84.1%
Shawano 60.5%
Sheboygan 91.1%
Taylor 68.9%
Trempealeau 89.8%
Vernon 96.2%
Vilas 49.0%
Walworth 92.2%
Washburn 80.9%
Washington 95.1%
Waukesha 99.9%
Waupaca 76.1%
Waushara 68.7%
Winnebago 98.2%
Wood 93.4%

Internet Providers By City in Wisconsin

Algoma 67.0% 17 providers
Altoona 99.9% 12 providers
Amery 82.1% 14 providers
Antigo 73.0% 14 providers
Appleton 99.8% 22 providers
Arcadia 82.6% 9 providers
Ashland 88.4% 13 providers
Athens 25.1% 13 providers
Baldwin 84.9% 12 providers
Baraboo 92.9% 14 providers
Barron 90.3% 13 providers
Beaver Dam 93.7% 14 providers
Belleville 84.8% 14 providers
Beloit 95.4% 20 providers
Berlin 77.5% 15 providers
Black Creek 69.0% 17 providers
Black River Falls 82.6% 12 providers
Bloomer 99.6% 15 providers
Brillion 76.0% 16 providers
Bristol 93.8% 16 providers
Brodhead 68.1% 18 providers
Brookfield 100.0% 20 providers
Burlington 98.6% 21 providers
Cadott 54.8% 15 providers
Cambridge 70.1% 17 providers
Campbellsport 29.6% 18 providers
Cedarburg 99.5% 14 providers
Chetek 87.2% 14 providers
Chilton 62.3% 15 providers
Chippewa Falls 96.3% 16 providers
Clintonville 75.1% 13 providers
Colgate 99.8% 15 providers
Columbus 69.9% 17 providers
Cottage Grove 89.8% 19 providers
Crivitz 81.9% 8 providers
Cross Plains 97.0% 13 providers
Cudahy 100.0% 16 providers
Cumberland 82.9% 12 providers
De Forest 96.6% 15 providers
De Pere 95.4% 22 providers
Delafield 100.0% 15 providers
Delavan 87.2% 18 providers
Denmark 72.5% 19 providers
Dodgeville 77.2% 10 providers
Dousman 99.6% 15 providers
Eagle 98.6% 14 providers
Eagle River 60.2% 14 providers
East Troy 99.5% 11 providers
Eau Claire 98.9% 17 providers
Edgerton 86.7% 16 providers
Elk Mound 90.1% 14 providers
Elkhorn 93.5% 18 providers
Ellsworth 65.9% 17 providers
Elm Grove 100.0% 17 providers
Evansville 77.2% 18 providers
Fond Du Lac 98.7% 19 providers
Fort Atkinson 86.8% 18 providers
Franklin 99.9% 19 providers
Franksville 61.6% 17 providers
Genoa City 93.9% 19 providers
Germantown 100.0% 17 providers
Grafton 100.0% 15 providers
Green Bay 99.2% 21 providers
Greendale 100.0% 19 providers
Greenville 100.0% 14 providers
Hales Corners 100.0% 17 providers
Hartford 93.8% 16 providers
Hartland 100.0% 16 providers
Hayward 91.8% 14 providers
Holmen 96.4% 14 providers
Hortonville 88.1% 14 providers
Hudson 98.6% 16 providers
Jackson 99.5% 16 providers
Janesville 96.2% 21 providers
Jefferson 86.2% 17 providers
Kaukauna 95.4% 16 providers
Kenosha 99.7% 21 providers
Kewaskum 68.2% 18 providers
Kewaunee 55.4% 18 providers
Kiel 65.0% 14 providers
Kimberly 100.0% 16 providers
La Crosse 99.5% 17 providers
Ladysmith 85.1% 11 providers
Lake Geneva 93.8% 20 providers
Lake Mills 90.9% 16 providers
Lancaster 82.2% 11 providers
Little Chute 100.0% 15 providers
Lodi 87.1% 12 providers
Luxemburg 41.1% 16 providers
Madison 99.5% 29 providers
Manitowoc 97.4% 18 providers
Marinette 97.1% 13 providers
Marshall 75.2% 16 providers
Marshfield 88.2% 18 providers
Mauston 63.3% 12 providers
Mayville 82.9% 13 providers
Mc Farland 98.9% 17 providers
Medford 93.3% 15 providers
Menasha 99.3% 17 providers
Menomonee Falls 100.0% 18 providers
Menomonie 92.1% 16 providers
Mequon 100.0% 14 providers
Merrill 61.5% 17 providers
Middleton 99.9% 19 providers
Milton 98.2% 19 providers
Milwaukee 100.0% 30 providers
Mondovi 87.9% 12 providers
Monroe 94.3% 15 providers
Montello 68.8% 12 providers
Mosinee 93.6% 21 providers
Mount Horeb 97.2% 16 providers
Mukwonago 100.0% 16 providers
Muskego 100.0% 16 providers
Neenah 99.9% 19 providers
Neillsville 92.5% 14 providers
Nekoosa 83.8% 13 providers
New Berlin 100.0% 20 providers
New Holstein 74.3% 13 providers
New Lisbon 94.3% 11 providers
New London 83.7% 18 providers
New Richmond 82.6% 16 providers
Oak Creek 100.0% 19 providers
Oconomowoc 97.9% 16 providers
Oconto 87.9% 11 providers
Oconto Falls 88.4% 16 providers
Omro 98.9% 14 providers
Onalaska 99.4% 13 providers
Oneida 100.0% 14 providers
Oregon 91.4% 17 providers
Osceola 91.4% 15 providers
Oshkosh 99.3% 21 providers
Pardeeville 5.8% 14 providers
Peshtigo 88.7% 9 providers
Pewaukee 100.0% 17 providers
Platteville 83.5% 14 providers
Pleasant Prairie 99.6% 20 providers
Plover 98.4% 16 providers
Plymouth 80.4% 16 providers
Port Washington 98.7% 16 providers
Portage 81.6% 16 providers
Poynette 85.8% 14 providers
Prairie Du Chien 93.3% 13 providers
Prairie Du Sac 95.8% 12 providers
Prescott 96.8% 16 providers
Pulaski 94.8% 16 providers
Racine 100.0% 22 providers
Reedsburg 98.7% 15 providers
Rhinelander 87.9% 15 providers
Rice Lake 95.2% 14 providers
Richland Center 70.0% 14 providers
Ripon 89.3% 16 providers
River Falls 81.4% 16 providers
Saint Francis 100.0% 18 providers
Salem 98.1% 19 providers
Sauk City 85.4% 12 providers
Saukville 99.1% 17 providers
Schofield 97.8% 17 providers
Seymour 73.6% 14 providers
Shawano 84.3% 14 providers
Sheboygan 99.3% 17 providers
Sheboygan Falls 86.2% 19 providers
Slinger 98.5% 16 providers
Somerset 98.5% 13 providers
South Milwaukee 100.0% 17 providers
Sparta 87.8% 13 providers
Spooner 86.0% 14 providers
Stanley 90.1% 13 providers
Stevens Point 96.8% 16 providers
Stoughton 87.9% 17 providers
Stratford 31.3% 16 providers
Sturgeon Bay 79.0% 18 providers
Sturtevant 98.4% 18 providers
Sun Prairie 97.1% 16 providers
Superior 94.5% 15 providers
Sussex 100.0% 14 providers
Thiensville 100.0% 17 providers
Tomah 90.9% 13 providers
Tomahawk 68.7% 10 providers
Trevor 100.0% 17 providers
Twin Lakes 99.4% 19 providers
Two Rivers 95.1% 17 providers
Union Grove 86.2% 16 providers
Verona 99.6% 16 providers
Viroqua 91.8% 10 providers
Waterford 100.0% 12 providers
Waterloo 71.0% 15 providers
Watertown 86.1% 18 providers
Waukesha 100.0% 18 providers
Waunakee 97.8% 16 providers
Waupaca 85.0% 19 providers
Waupun 85.1% 15 providers
Wausau 93.0% 20 providers
Wautoma 93.3% 17 providers
West Bend 98.1% 21 providers
West Salem 96.9% 12 providers
Whitewater 80.0% 17 providers
Wisconsin Dells 86.0% 17 providers
Wisconsin Rapids 96.8% 12 providers
Woodruff 86.2% 13 providers