Internet Providers in Fort Atkinson, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Atkinson, WI
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $66.99

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 Cable and IPBB, with 84.24% and 82.16% 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 9 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 April 2021 is 53538. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 82.2% Availability in Fort Atkinson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 84.2% Availability in Fort Atkinson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 45.8% Availability in Fort Atkinson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 2.4% Availability in Fort Atkinson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Atkinson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fort Atkinson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Atkinson

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Fort Atkinson is the 45th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Cambridge, Lake Mills, and Helenville, but behind Whitewater and Jefferson.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Jefferson 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 80% of Fort Atkinson 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, 53538 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fort Atkinson.

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

In Jefferson County, approximately 11,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Atkinson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 82.2%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 84.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 45.8%+ 25 Mbps
Edge Broadband Fixed Wireless 18.5%+ 100 Mbps
LiteWire Fixed Wireless 13.7%+ 30 Mbps
Netwurx Fixed Wireless 6.8%+ 30 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 2.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
LiteWire Fixed Wireless 100% 65 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 7.0%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.1%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Fort Atkinson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Atkinson 68.7 Mbps 9 $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +346.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +50.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +47.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +58.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +58.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )