Internet Providers in Colby, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Colby, WI
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.32

Internet Access in Colby, Wisconsin

The average house in Colby can get service from 3-4 companies This is actually a lot of choice contrasted with similar-sized cities. Competition is correlated with better regional pricing.

As you might expect with a city of Colby's relatively low density of broadband service competitiveness, the average download speeds in Colby fall below the Wisconsin average. The current average download speed in Colby in the past twelve months is 76.87 Mbps.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

Frontier Communications and Spectrum also offer coverage in Colby, with Frontier doing somewhat better according to speed test statistics.

Broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and privatized data we source directly from ISPs. Averaged statistics about speed and performance data comes primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome search results. Our market researchers have hand-sourced price and service data on 197 Internet plans in the Colby market to date.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Colby with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Colby is the 293rd most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Owen, but behind Dorchester, Spencer, Stratford, and Abbotsford.
  • The fastest zip code in Colby for April 2021 is 54421. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Colby, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colby, Wisconsin

  • Frontier - DSL - 78.0% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 58.5% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Colby

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Colby is the 293rd most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Owen, but behind Dorchester, Spencer, Stratford, and Abbotsford.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Clark County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Approximately 54% of Colby residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

As of this month, 54421 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Colby.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Clark County, approximately 17,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 Cord Cutting Around Colby

Data from our research team suggests that common ISPs place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Colby

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Country Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 7 Mbps
Cellcom Fixed Wireless 100% 0.700 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 78.0%+ 115 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 58.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
AirRunner Networks, LLC Fixed Wireless 20.7%+ 25 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 6.3%+ 1.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 17.7%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Colby to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Colby 76.9 Mbps 8 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +338.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +42 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +39.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +50.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +50.7 Mbps ) 8 $0.33 ( $0.00 )