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Internet Providers in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Rice Lake, Wisconsin
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Rice Lake. HughesNet is also widely available.
In terms of coverage options, the average location in Rice Lake will have 3-4 companies serving a given address. Only 23.52 percent of Rice Lake residents are limited to one choice for Internet service.
In terms of network technologies available across the city, we see that the most frequently available physical wire broadband Internet connection types are DSL and Fiber and Cable, with 94.58% and 75.81% respectively. TV providers are usually the source for cable Internet, seeing as they can re-purpose their existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Local customers of cable service providers such as Spectrum generally pick cable due to the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.)
The data listed here comes via FCC coverage reports specific to Rice Lake, and is through private data sources to provide more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Data on speeds and pricing of specific Internet plans is sourced through our research division, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 297 plans in Rice Lake since 2014, with 37 Internet or bundled packages currently on the market in the area.
Outside of the Internet options listed above, CenturyLink provides a third choice for coverage in 94 percent of the Rice Lake area. Wireless providers like King Street Wireless are also worth looking at. However, the incumbent wired options usually offer a stronger deal so far as performance and pricing.
Internet Statistics 2021
23.5% of consumers in Rice Lake3,000 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 Rice Lake, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Citizens Connected||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||3.9%|
|Mosaic Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||1.3%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.6%|
|Mosaic Telecom||150 Mbps||DSL||54s||54.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||56.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Rice Lake
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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Rice Lake
Data from our research team suggests that many of the top ISPs in Rice Lake use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because users see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Rice Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Rice Lake||32.7 Mbps||11||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +512.9 Mbps )||19 ( +8 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +128.6 Mbps )||18 ( +7 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +148.2 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +153.9 Mbps )||24 ( +13 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +146.4 Mbps )||9 ( -2 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Rice Lake
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