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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Rhinelander. HughesNet is also commonly available.
Keep in mind that since FCC data is collected biannually and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.
Cable and DSL providers like Frontier Communications are the main broadband network types with availability in Rhinelander.
Broadband competition in Rhinelander is overall strong, with most households having 4-5 Internet service providers to choose from. Internet access isn't spread out fairly — a surprising 17.48 percent of the population still have only one option.
Outside of the Internet options listed above, Frontier Communications is another option to consider. They have Internet in 92 percent of the Rhinelander area. Wireless companies like King Street Wireless and satellite companies including are also worth considering, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a stronger deal so far as performance and pricing.
Internet Statistics 2021
17.5% of consumers in Rhinelander3,000 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 Rhinelander, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||34.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||92.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Rhinelander
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.
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 Cord Cutting in Rhinelander
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that popular ISPs place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting", while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Rhinelander to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Rhinelander||71.8 Mbps||8||$0.87 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +473.8 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +89.5 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +109.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +114.8 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +107.3 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|