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Internet Providers in Hayward, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Hayward, Wisconsin
Data on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. Our data also includes direct reporting from providers to further validate the data, down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data is collected by our data science division. We have collected and verified 275 Internet deals in Hayward since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,478 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Each primary wired broadband network technology has availability in Hayward, including fiber and copper-based cable/DSL. Wide availability of fiber has a correlation with robust Internet speeds, so it's no surprise that Hayward average speeds beat the Wisconsin average by 32.52% over the past 12 months. For those who can't access fiber Internet, cable currently has 67.50 percent availability within city limits, compared to the current 98.07 percent DSL footprint.
CenturyLink is another common Internet choice in Hayward, offering DSL and Fiber connections in 97 percent of the area.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Hayward.
In summary, the Internet market isn't perfect in Hayward. Still, most homes still have around 2 companies to choose from. As it stands, a relatively limited 3,000 Hayward locals are limited to fewer than one providers.
Internet Statistics 2021
27.5% of consumers in Hayward3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hayward, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Norvado||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||45.5%|
|BEVCOMM||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||1.7%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||67.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Hayward
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 and Video Streaming in Hayward
Data collected by our research team suggests that popular ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Hayward to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hayward||190.5 Mbps||10||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +355.1 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -29.2 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -9.6 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -3.9 Mbps )||24 ( +14 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -11.4 Mbps )||9 ( -1 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Hayward
Bad experience to Great experience
I called to order service and it took 45 minutes and it still wasn't done. I was told I would receive an Email. No Email came so I called back 2 days later and got a service rep. What a breath of fresh air, she knew her job and what I needed to be done in 14 minutes. There wasn't even documentation of my first call. I think she should be training people, what a delight. Thanks.