Internet Providers in Portage, WI

Residential Internet Statistics for Portage, WI
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $29.95
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Portage, Wisconsin:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    77.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    77.3% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    73.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    73.1% Available
  • 3. Frontier
    99.9% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.9% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. CenturyLink
    1.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    1.4% Available
  • 7. 6. Bertram Internet
    98.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    98.6% Available
  • 8. 7. TDS Telecom
    3.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3.9% Available
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Internet Access in Portage, Wisconsin

The two most common wired network types in Portage are Cable lines and 5G Internet. Our records show that Cable has a 77.33 percent spread, compared to the 73.08 percent 5G Internet penetration.

25.21 percent of the Portage area is stuck with only one or zero options for broadband-quality Internet service. Adjusting for all census blocks within city limits, the average address has at least 2-3 providers to choose from. Areas that have more competition usually will find reduced prices, since the companies will often upgrade service to earn subscribers.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

Frontier Communications and Spectrum also provide coverage in Portage, with overlap in some parts of town.

The coverage data analysis on this page comes from FCC reporting. ISPs in Portage must agree to report deployment and subscriber data biannually. By using our relationships with providers, we are able to confirm this data against private data including lit addresses reported via Internet providers. This lets us to create better maps than governmental publications. Between 2014–2022 our team has processed 8,284 data rows on Internet coverage in Portage. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests from Portage. Other statistics and data shown below originate from NTIA and Census databases.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Portage with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Portage is the 488th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Rio and Pardeeville, but behind Lodi, Baraboo, and Poynette.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Portage, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 3.9%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 77.3%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 1.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 73.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 99.9%
3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Portage is the 488th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Rio and Pardeeville, but behind Lodi, Baraboo, and Poynette.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Columbia County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 75% of Portage residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Columbia County, approximately 17,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Portage to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Portage 21.5 Mbps 11 $0.64 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +560.2 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +151.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +178.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +180.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +175 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( $0.00 )