Internet Providers in Rice Lake, Wisconsin

Most Popular Internet Providers in Rice Lake, Wisconsin:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    94.6% Available
    94.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None required
  • 2. Spectrum
    75.8% Available
    75.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    Wireless speeds may vary
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    56.8% Available
    56.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Includes lease set-up fee. Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. King Street Wireless
    63.7% Available
    63.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1 Mbps
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  • 7. 7. Mosaic Telecom
    54.4% Available
    54.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    150 Mbps
    Download
    25 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 40-150mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $56.95 - $81.95
  • 8. 8. Mosaic Telecom
    32.8% Available
    32.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    40 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 20-40mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $56.95 - $71.95
  • 9. 9. Citizens Connected
    3.9% Available
    3.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $99.99
  • 10. Mosaic Telecom
    1.3% Available
    1.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 250-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $79.95 - $109.95
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Mosaic Telecom
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1.5 Mbps
    Download
    0.768 Mbps
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  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile
    75.2% Available
    75.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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

3,000 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%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 75.8%
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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rice Lake

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Rice Lake is the 349th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Birchwood and Cumberland, but behind Chetek, Cameron, and Barron.

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

Approximately 300 people in Barron 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.

Fiber Availability: 7% of people living in Rice Lake have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 76% of Rice Lake residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Barron 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 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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