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Internet Providers in Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Black River Falls, Wisconsin
The average Black River Falls building can get access to broadband service from 1.59 companies.
The data on this page is primarily sourced via FCC coverage reports. Coverage data is enhanced using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more detailed resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is sourced thanks to our data analysis experts, who gather thousands of plans every year. We've catalogued 241 Black River Falls Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 25 Internet packages currently active.
CenturyLink is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Black River Falls with a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Aside from consumer Internet, there are 3 providers within Black River Falls marketing enterprise-level services like SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business plans online, although some sell both residential and business broadband.
Taking a look now at network tech with significant infrastructure already built across Black River Falls, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband Internet technology varieties are DSL and Fiber (95.26 percent coverage) and Cable (53.49 percent coverage). Television companies are where customers look for cable home Internet, because they can utilize pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.
According to the most recent FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Black River Falls as measured by coverage area. As the maps below show, these companies often compete at addresses in different neighborhoods around Black River Falls.
Internet Statistics 2021
47.2% of consumers in Black River Falls5,000 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 Black River Falls, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||17.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Black River Falls
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.
Data Caps Around Black River Falls
Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in the area currently place a limit on streaming on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic to discourage video streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Black River Falls to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Black River Falls||17.6 Mbps||6||$0.42 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +528 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +143.7 Mbps )||18 ( +12 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +163.3 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +169 Mbps )||24 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +161.5 Mbps )||9 ( +3 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|