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Internet Providers in Sparta, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Sparta, Wisconsin
Consumers have access to 14 Internet providers in Sparta. 4 of these are mobile providers and 6 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Sparta.
Cable and DSL Internet service providers like CenturyLink are the main Internet service systems available around Sparta.
26.64 percent of Sparta residents are currently without a choice so far as broadband Internet service. This is not an unexpected figure seeing as competition between Internet providers is not strong. Locations in the city usually have 1-2 choices for broadband service.
Broadband access statistics on the page below are drawn from a mix of governmental data and privatized data we collect directly from ISPs. Average statistics about speed averages comes from M-Labs, which is the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome search results. Our market researchers have manually sourced package pricing for 297 broadband plans and bundles within Sparta to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
26.6% of consumers in Sparta4,000 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 Sparta, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||3.9%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||33.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Sparta
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.
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 Video Streaming in Sparta
Data from our researchers suggests that popular ISPs in Sparta use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Sparta to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sparta||15.6 Mbps||7||$0.40 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +530 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +145.7 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +165.3 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +171 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +163.5 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|