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Internet Providers in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
3 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." can provide service to the average Cottage Grove location. In context, this is actually a strong amount of choice in comparison to other cities. Robust competition of several providers in a city often results in more consumer-friendly pricing.
Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Cottage Grove.
In terms of Internet service choices, Cottage Grove has all the primary Internet types: fiber and cable/DSL. Between the local options, Fiber is overall the better network type. Fiber service has 80.08 percent availability in Cottage Grove.
Spectrum and Frontier Communications can also provide coverage in Cottage Grove, often competing for the same customers.
The broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and private data collected from providers. Statistics about speed and performance averages comes primarily from M-Labs, which is the speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google search results. The BroadbandNow researchers have hand-collected pricing and plan details on 316 broadband deals in Cottage Grove to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
10.5% of consumers in Cottage Grove1,000 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 Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||81.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||25 Mbps||IPBB||5m 27s||5.9%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||89.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Cottage Grove
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 Cap Issues Around Cottage Grove
Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs place a limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Cottage Grove to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Cottage Grove||79 Mbps||9||$0.51 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +466.6 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +82.3 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +107.6 Mbps )||24 ( +15 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +100.1 Mbps )||9||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|