Internet Service Providers in Mellen, Wisconsin

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Residential Internet Statistics for Mellen, WI
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 19.48 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 60 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 83.41%

Internet Access in Mellen, Wisconsin

Mellen offers 4 residential Internet providers, or 8 when including business and mobile service. There are 3 broadband choices, namely DSL service.

The plans listed on this page are manually collected through our data staff. The 11 plans shown are the most current out of 145 plans we've seen in Mellen to date.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

DSL has lots of coverage in comparison with other Internet services within Mellen because pretty much all houses are wired with phone wires — the acronym stands for "Digital Subscriber Line."

To summarize, Mellen's broadband access is not high — most of the area has 1 provider. A total of 1,000 local residents have one of fewer options for broadband — as is verifiable in the interactive availability map below. That's 100 percent of the population with only one way to get WiFi. Explore the interactive map below to see how coverage varies in Mellen, and access real-world speed test statistics for local providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Mellen, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Mellen, Wisconsin

  • CenturyLink - 79.6% Availability in Mellen - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Mellen - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Mellen - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Mellen

Mellen Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Mellen is the 363rd most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Ironwood, Hurley, Butternut, and Washburn, but behind Ashland.

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

Approximately 700 people in Ashland 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.

In Ashland County, approximately 4,000 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 Caps in Mellen

Internet providers have added data limits on home WiFi and Internet packages recently. Some Internet providers in Mellen — CenturyLink included — have data caps. Data caps in general vary quite a bit, and can be anywhere from 250GB all the way to a Terabyte or more. Data caps are usually quite high, meaning they won't affect the majority of cord cutters. CenturyLink customers in Mellen are advised to double check data use policies when purchasing service, and not assume them based on advertisements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Mellen

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 79.6%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps

Compare Mellen to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mellen 19.5 Mbps 4 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +329.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +87.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +80.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +92.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +95.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )