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Internet Providers in Salem, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Salem, Wisconsin
Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Salem compared to other parts of the state. There is an average of 3.41 providers serviceable in each census block. Salem is currently the 75th most connected city in Wisconsin. (Measured by the number of companies available at each address) Only 15.15 percent of Salem addresses are limited to fewer than two choices for Internet service.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Cable and DSL are the main network options in Salem, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable performance is overall better and more consistent, but overall performance seen with either network system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in a given neighborhood.
Spectrum and Frontier Communications also provide coverage in Salem, with overlap in some blocks.
The coverage data analysis here comes from FCC and governmental data, requiring companies in Salem to submit there coverage area data biannually. Using direct agreements with providers, we are able to analyze and improve this data with privatized data submitted via telecoms directly. The speed averages shown here are calculated from real-world speed tests originating in Salem in the M-Labs database. Some of the other datapoints and statistics shown on the page below originate from NTIA and Census databases.
Internet Statistics 2021
15.2% of consumers in Salem1,000 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 Salem, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||15.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||35.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||18.5%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||77.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Salem
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.
Compare Salem to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Salem||83.1 Mbps||10||$0.70 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +462.5 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +78.2 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +97.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +103.5 Mbps )||24 ( +14 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +96 Mbps )||9 ( -1 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|