Internet Providers in Barron, WI

Residential Internet Statistics for Barron, WI
Internet Service Providers: 7
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Barron, Wisconsin:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    84.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    84.6% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    64.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    64.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    35.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    35.9% 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
    79.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    79.5% Available
  • 7. 7. Mosaic Telecom
    60.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *150 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    60.9% Available
  • 8. 8. Mosaic Telecom
    21.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *4
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    21.9% Available
  • 9. 9. Mosaic Telecom
    21.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    21.8% Available
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Internet Access in Barron, Wisconsin

Broadband competition is above-average in Barron in comparison to other parts of the state, with is an average of 3.33 providers available in each census block. Barron is currently the 220th most connected city in Wisconsin. As it stands, only 25.17 percent of Barron addresses have fewer than two choices for broadband services.

Taking a look now at network tech being used across the city, the most prevalent hardwired Internet tech types are DSL (84.60 percent coverage) and Cable (64.66 percent coverage). Cable Internet is sold by traditional residential television operators, leveraging preexisting coaxial cable networks. Barron customers of cable service providers like Spectrum often pick it because of the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.) DSL service is transmitted via telephone wires, and comes from service providers like CenturyLink that own phone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted and bundled copper construction of telephone wires allows for a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

CenturyLink is an alternative. They offer 84 percent local coverage and a maximum download speed of 60 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet access in Barron. fixed wireless companies such as King Street Wireless are able to achieve 1 Mbps or more using direct wireless technology. Aside from residential broadband, there are also 4 providers in city limits with enterprise-level technologies such as SD-WAN. BroadbandNow includes every provider with business plans on their website, but keep in mind that consumer-focused companies might have business packages as well.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option for Barron residents. near one hundred percent of the Barron area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, serving close to one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Barron is 25 Mbps.

Coverage statistics on this page comes from FCC and governmental reporting, which requires providers in Barron to submit deployment data biannually. Using direct agreements with Internet providers, BroadbandNow is able to confirm this data with privatized data including lit addresses submitted via telecoms directly. The speed averages displayed here are calculated from actual speed tests originating in Barron in the M-Labs database, a tool built into Google and BroadbandNow.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Barron, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mosaic Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 21.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 64.7%
Mosaic Telecom 150 Mbps DSL 54s 60.9%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 84.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 35.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
1,000 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.

Barron is the 220th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Rice Lake and Cumberland, but behind Chetek, Cameron, and Turtle Lake.

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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 Barron 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: 22% of people living in Barron 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 75% of Barron 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 Barron County, approximately 4,000 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 Barron to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Barron 70.5 Mbps 11 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +511.2 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +102.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +129.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +131.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +126 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( $0.00 )