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Internet Providers in Lancaster, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Lancaster, Wisconsin
Information on BroadbandNow is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider coverage reports and other private data to further validate that data on a census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is collected manually through our research team. Locally, we've aggregated 207 bundled broadband plans in Lancaster since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 950 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.
The majority of Lancaster households have 2-3 wired Internet providers to choose from. 29.23 percent of the Lancaster area — 1,000 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options for which provider to use. cable and DSL broadband services usually offer the best price for home use.
Taking a look at network technologies available within Lancaster, the most common physical wire broadband Internet tech infrastructures are Cable and Satellite, with 69.76% and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Cable Internet is sold by former cable TV corporations, who use existing coaxial cable networks. Lancaster-area customers of cable ISPs like Spectrum overwhelmingly pick cable because of the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
Viasat Internet is the most commonly available option in Lancaster. virtually one hundred percent of Lancaster census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice in the area, providing near one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet for Lancaster is 25 megabits per second.
Besides the Internet options listed above, TDS Telecom is another option to consider. They have coverage in 70 percent of the Lancaster area. Wireless choices are available locally. However, wired providers virtually always have better pricing. As detailed in the map below, the majority of residents have access to some form of wired broadband.
Internet Statistics 2021
29.2% of consumers in Lancaster1,000 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 Lancaster, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||70.4%|
|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
Internet Provider Competition Map For Lancaster
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 Caps and Cord Cutting Around Lancaster
Data collected by our research team suggests that common providers place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Lancaster to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lancaster||66.3 Mbps||7||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +479.3 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +95 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +114.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +120.3 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +112.8 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|