Internet Providers in Stone Lake, Wisconsin

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Residential Internet Statistics for Stone Lake, WI
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 75.78 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 30.88%

Internet Access in Stone Lake, Wisconsin

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Stone Lake. HughesNet is also widely available.

The information listed here comes from FCC filings. Coverage data is cross-validated through private databases to create more accurate listings than is available from the FCC directly. Lit address information is currently only available for select telecom companies. Information about pricing and speed of specific Internet plans is sourced through our research experts, who collect tens of thousands of data points every year.

When we're looking at network technologies installed in the Stone Lake area, the most widespread wired Internet technology options are DSL (85.62 percent coverage) and Cable (59.96 percent coverage). Cable internet connections are marketed by cable TV providers, who use their existing coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. DSL is transmitted by twisted copper telephone wires by service providers like CenturyLink that build or own copper phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all major wired Internet options.

As of recent government reports, 48.55 percent of households (700 residents total) have a single choice for home Internet service, or in some rare cases none at all.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, CenturyLink is another option to consider. They have Internet in 85 percent of Stone Lake. Wireless options are available locally. However, the wired options detailed in the results above almost always provide stronger pricing. The vast majority of residents can get service from wired Internet.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Stone Lake with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Stone Lake is the 474th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Minong, but behind Shell Lake, Spooner, Birchwood, and Hayward.
  • The fastest zip code in Stone Lake for February 2021 is 54876. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Stone Lake, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
BEVCOMM 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Stone Lake, Wisconsin

  • CenturyLink - 85.6% Availability in Stone Lake - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 60.0% Availability in Stone Lake - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • BEVCOMM - 6.2% Availability in Stone Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Stone Lake - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Stone Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Stone Lake

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Stone Lake is the 474th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Minong, but behind Shell Lake, Spooner, Birchwood, and Hayward.

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

Approximately 400 people in Sawyer 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 51% of Stone 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.

As of this month, 54876 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Stone Lake.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Sawyer 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 in Stone Lake

Data from our market researchers shows that common providers place a limit on data use for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers insist that they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Stone Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 85.6%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 60.0%+ 940 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 24.1%+ 1.0 Mbps
BEVCOMM DSL 6.2%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 48.8%+ 940 Mbps
BEVCOMM DSL 9.5%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Stone Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Stone Lake 75.8 Mbps 7 $0.57 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +273.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +31.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +23.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +35.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +39.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )