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Internet Providers in Madison, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Madison, Wisconsin
The average download speed in Madison is 150.32 Mbps. This is 16.9% faster than the average in Wisconsin and 28.6% faster than the national average.
- There are 29 internet providers in Madison with 8 of those offering residential service
- Madison is the 5th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Middleton, Verona, Waunakee, Cottage Grove, and Mc Farland.
- Approximately 7,000 people in Dane County don't have access to any wired internet.
- Wisconsin is the 35th most connected state in the U.S.
- There are 240 internet providers in all of Wisconsin.
- 24% of residents in Dane County have access to fixed wireless internet service.
- In Dane County, approximately 17,000 people do not have access to 25mbps wired broadband.
- The average internet download speed in Wisconsin is 128.57 mbps.
- Explore internet access for communities within Madison: Fitchburg and Monona
Internet Statistics 2022
1.0% of consumers in Madison2,000 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 Madison, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||79.5%|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||46.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||46.3%|
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Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Madison
Service was absolutely the best!
So, what with the "stay at home" in WI, both hubby & I are working from home on laptops. Over the last month, my lowest speed has been a .15, to where I have to go into a branch. The tech was awesome, checking & replacing our fittings and found that a cable outside had either been chewed by critters or chopped by maintenance. We are now running on wifi at 220mbps+ and better than that hardwired. We're paying for 200mbps so we're absolutely thrilled! Thanks for being the perfect tech!
I'm really happy with Spectrum!
I was looking at canceling Spectrum only to save money, at the cost of no convenience. Rep from the Austin Retention Dept took my call and offered me a $24/mo savings! SOLD! This is more financially manageable and still gets me great internet! Spectrum! Keep employees like him, they are your backbone and your image.
Good service but too expensive
I've always gotten good service -- I've never had to schedule customer service with Charter. But it's just too expensive. $190.00 for a phone/T.V./Internet bundle. I can't afford it anymore. It's just too much.
5 Stars--Hands down, the most reliable provider in the NW
Competitive rates, Same day turnaround on quotes, with excellent Customer Service. Bandwidth, speed, and latency delivered reliably, and as advertised. The most "solid" provider in the PNW. Thank you!
TDS has been reliable and helpful but limited bandwidth
We have been TDS customers for 15+ years with DSL connection with speeds of 3-4 Mbps. In our neighborhood they "rent" phone lines from ATT (Westmorland neighborhood- Madison, WI). I don't have any specific complaints aside from the slower bandwidth. Because of work needs and the slower bandwidth, I will be converting to a different ISP.