Internet Providers in Ashland, WI

Residential Internet Statistics for Ashland, WI
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Ashland, Wisconsin:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    91.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    91.6% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    69.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    69.3% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    41.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    41.6% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. King Street Wireless
    61.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    61.4% Available
  • 7. 7. Norvado
    51% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    51% Available
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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 893 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ashland, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Norvado 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 51.0%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 69.3%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 91.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 41.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Ashland is the 419th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Hurley, Washburn, and Iron River, but behind Ironwood and Bayfield.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 300 people in Ashland County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 12% of people living in Ashland have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 72% of Ashland residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Ashland County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Ashland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ashland 278.9 Mbps 10 $0.60 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +302.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +12 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -106.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -79.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -76.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -82.4 Mbps ) 11 ( +1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )