Internet Providers in Somerset, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Somerset, WI
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $82.7

Internet Access in Somerset, Wisconsin

The overall most frequently available network options within Somerset are DSL networks as well as Fixed Wireless lines. Our records show that DSL reaches a 96.20 percent footprint, compared with the 6.66 percent Fixed Wireless penetration.

9.99 percent of the Somerset area is stuck with only one or zero Internet choices as of 2021. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average resident can find at least 2-3 Internet providers available. Addresses that have more choices usually will get reduced prices and stronger speeds, since these companies will often upgrade network infrastructure to win subscribers.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

The packages displayed above are manually gathered by our data science and research team.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Northwest Communications also serves the area with DSL service for 96 percent of census blocks and a maximum speed of 20 Mbps. Explore the interactive map below to compare broadband coverage on the census block level, and the "Download Speeds" tab to see how Viasat compares to other local ISPs in consumer speed tests.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Somerset, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Northwest Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Northwest Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
CenturyLink 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Northwest Communications 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 10 Mbps IPBB 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Somerset, Wisconsin

  • Northwest - DSL - 96.2% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Northwest Communications - Fiber - 87.4% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Northwest - Cable - 17.9% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 11.3% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 1.9% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 6.7% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 4.7% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Somerset - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Somerset

Somerset Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Somerset is the 173rd most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Marine On Saint Croix, New Richmond, Star Prairie, and Stillwater, but behind Houlton.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in St. Croix 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: 87% of people living in Somerset 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 90% of Somerset 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 St. Croix County, approximately 12,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Somerset

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Northwest Communications DSL 96.2%+ 20 Mbps
Northwest Communications Fiber 87.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Northwest Communications Cable 17.9%+ 100 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 11.3%+ 115 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 1.9%+ 10 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 6.7%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 4.7%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 13.6%+ 115 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 8.6%+ 40 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 1.8%+ 45 Mbps

Compare Somerset to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Somerset 14 Mbps 9 $1.58 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.4 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +104.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +113.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )