Internet Providers in Ripon, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ripon, WI
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.83

Internet Access in Ripon, Wisconsin

FCC datasets are the backbone of the Ripon Internet availability data listed on this page. To date, we've examined 6,395 rows of FCC data on Internet access within Ripon. Our researchers have manually collected Internet local price data and fine print info on 247 broadband deals in Ripon. The speed averages are derived from 366 online speed tests from IP addresses originating in Ripon.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Ripon.

Cable and DSL are the main broadband types within the Ripon metro area. They are fighting for potential customers at many addresses and competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall better and more robust. That said, the overall speeds found with either system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in that neighborhood.

18.54 percent of the Ripon area is stuck with only one or zero Internet choices as of 2021. Adjusting for all addresses in city limits, the average Internet user can find at least 2 providers to choose from. Areas with better choices will find reduced prices and improved speeds, since the companies will upgrade service to win subscribers.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, CenturyLink is also in Ripon with a recorded maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Plans from companies like Cellcom connect their customers to 1 Mbps or more via direct wireless relays. There are 3 providers with enterprise connections like MPLS. Explore the interactive map on the page below to see broadband coverage on a granular level, or check our speed data to compare how Viasat compares to other Ripon options in consumer speed tests.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Ripon, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 81.4%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 98.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ripon

Ripon Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Ripon is the 395th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Brandon, Princeton, and Markesan, but behind Green Lake and Berlin.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Fond du Lac 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.

Approximately 81% of Ripon 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 Fond du Lac County, approximately 15,000 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.

Internet Coverage Surrounding Ripon College

Students living within 2 miles of Ripon College can expect to have a selection between 3-4 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Ripon, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed test data suggests that internet connectivity in the Ripon College area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (60.15 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Ripon who want to stream HD video, share a connection with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on public speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds accessible in an area. Use the zip search box above to see more information on internet options at a specific address.

Compare Ripon to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ripon 60.2 Mbps 8 $0.68 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +474.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +88.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +100.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +109.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( $0.00 )