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Internet Providers in Waterloo, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Waterloo, Wisconsin
The most frequently available wired Internet technologies in Waterloo are Cable lines and DSL. FCC filings show that Cable has a 71.01 percent spread in Waterloo, in contrast to the 86.86 percent DSL penetration.
Since FCC data is currently collected biannually and only released six or more months after that, provider availability listed above might not reflect the latest network upgrades or regional changes. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this problem.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Waterloo.
Frontier Communications is also a commonly available Internet choice for Waterloo. They offer DSL connections in 86 percent of the area.
Overall, Waterloo's broadband access is not high — most of the area has about 1 provider. 1,000 of local residents have only one option for wired broadband, or none at all — as can be seen by exploring the interactive ISP territory map below. (That's 32.8 percent of residents with a single source of Internet.) View the map below to see how coverage varies between neighborhoods in the area, and access speed test results between local providers.
Internet Statistics 2021
32.8% of consumers in Waterloo1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Waterloo, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||25.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||86.9%|
|AT&T||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||10.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Waterloo
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.
Compare Waterloo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Waterloo||20 Mbps||7||$0.88 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +525.6 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +141.3 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +160.9 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +166.6 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +159.1 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Waterloo
Glaciers are faster than Frontier's DSL!
DSL is less than 33% of the speed I should be getting. The DSL randomly goes out and reconnects. Contacting customer service does no good. They say they are aware of congestion, but do not have anything scheduled as to fixing problem. Paying $30 for less than 1Mbps of speed (0n a good day). The only good thing I can say is it is better than dial-up, and that's all!