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Internet Providers in Ashland, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Ashland, Wisconsin
Ashland Internet availability data on this page comes from governmental datasets. Then, we ensure the data is checked for errors against private lit address records. We've processed 8,052 rows of FCC and private data about Internet availability within Ashland, Wisconsin. The download speed averages are derived from 937 user speed tests within Ashland.
Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Ashland residents. The provider is available to practically one hundred percent of Ashland. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Ashland with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Ashland is 25 Mbps.
In terms of network technologies installed in Ashland, we see that the most frequently available hardwired Internet technology infrastructures are DSL and Cable, with 91.58% and 69.25% respectively. Television companies are where customers look for cable Internet and Wifi service, thanks to the fact that they can use their existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Cable often makes sense for Ashland residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. DSL service is delivered by phone lines up on utility poles by providers such as CenturyLink that build or own copper phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all major broadband options except dial-up.
The majority of Ashland residents have 2-3 wired broadband service providers available (2.35 per census block specifically). 27.65% of Ashland residents have one or fewer choices for their Internet provider. DSL and cable Internet services almost always provide the most agreeable price for home use.
While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, CenturyLink is also in Ashland with a maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Plans from brands like King Street Wireless deliver 1 Mbps or more via direct wireless hardware. There are 4 providers in Ashland offering specialized enterprise service like MPLS. See the map to compare how many options are available at a granular level.
Internet Statistics 2021
27.7% of consumers in Ashland3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ashland, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||91.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||41.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Ashland
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Coverage Around Northland College
Students living within 2 miles of Northland College can expect to have a selection between 3-4 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Ashland, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the Northland College area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (208.85 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be adequate for students in Ashland who want to stream HD video, split the cost of a router with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search field on this page to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ashland||208.9 Mbps||7||$0.49 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +336.7 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -47.6 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -28 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -22.3 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -29.8 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|