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Internet Providers in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Beaver Dam has 7 residential Internet Service Providers, or 15 when including business and mobile. There are 6 choices for wired broadband like cable or DSL.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
The plans shown on this page are collected manually by our data science and research team.
Cable and DSL are the two dominant broadband options in the Beaver Dam area, frequently overlapping and competing on service quality. Performance from cable tends to be stronger and more consistent, but big-picture performance metrics seen with either Internet technology system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in a given neighborhood.
In summary, broadband coverage is far from perfect in Beaver Dam, but the average home still has 2-3 providers able to service them. For the time being, a limited 2,000 Beaver Dam locals have access to fewer than one options.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.2% of consumers in Beaver Dam2,000 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 Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||87.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||2.6%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||41.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Beaver Dam
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.
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.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Beaver Dam
Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers in Beaver Dam place a limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a strategy to discourage streaming services. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Beaver Dam to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Beaver Dam||83.5 Mbps||8||$0.82 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +462.1 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +77.8 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +97.4 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +103.1 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|