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Internet Providers in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Fort Atkinson. HughesNet is also widely available.
The majority of Fort Atkinson residents have 2-3 wired Internet options to choose from. 19.79 percent of Fort Atkinson residents — 3,000 people in total — have one or fewer options. Regardless of other technologies with local coverage, such as satellite, DSL and cable Internet are likely to offer the best price and data packages for home use.
In terms of network tech offered across the Fort Atkinson area, the most prevalent physical wire Internet technology options are IPBB and Fixed Wireless and Cable, with 82.16% and 84.24% respectively. Cable connections are marketed by former cable TV providers, using preexisting coaxial cable networks. Local customers of cable providers such as Spectrum overwhelmingly pick it thanks to the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.)
Spectrum provides an alternative. They offer 84 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 940 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet service in Fort Atkinson. For example, fixed wireless providers such as Edge Broadband are able to reach 100 Mbps over direct wireless technology. Outside of residential Internet, there are 3 providers in city limits selling specialized enterprise and business technologies like point-to-point connectivity. BroadbandNow includes every provider with business plans advertised online.
The broadband access statistics on the page below are drawn from a mix of governmental data and privatized data collected directly from ISPs, or through unlisted sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced from M-Labs. Our in-house research team has hand-validated package pricing for 309 Internet plans within Fort Atkinson as of 2021.
- There are 15 internet providers in Fort Atkinson with 8 of those offering residential service
- Fort Atkinson is the 45th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Cambridge, Lake Mills, and Helenville, but behind Whitewater and Jefferson.
- The fastest zip code in Fort Atkinson for July 2021 is 53538. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
19.8% of consumers in Fort Atkinson3,000 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 Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||82.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||2.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Around Fort Atkinson
Data from our researchers suggests that common ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers maintain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Fort Atkinson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fort Atkinson||63.8 Mbps||9||$0.91 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +470.6 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +85 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +96.8 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +105.7 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +98.3 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|