Internet Providers in Waunakee, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Waunakee, WI
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.86

Internet Access in Waunakee, Wisconsin

Cable infrastructure and DSL infrastructure make up the most prevalent hardwired broadband networks within Waunakee, showing 92.57 and 81.82 percent network reach.

We should note here that since FCC data is currently only collected biannually and only made public six months after that, availability shown here may not be complete.

The average Waunakee household has 2-3 Internet providers with availability for their address. This is a decent level of competition. It tends to improve pricing and service quality. This competition isn't distributed evenly, though. A surprising 7.1 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for broadband Internet service.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Waunakee.

While the main providers are HughesNet and Viasat, Spectrum also serves Waunakee with a maximum speed of 940 Mbps. Plans from companies like Bertram Internet can connect customers to as much as 50 Mbps using direct wireless relays. Explore the interactive map below to see broadband coverage at the census block level.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Waunakee with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Waunakee is the 129th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Dane and De Forest, but behind Madison, Windsor, and Middleton.
  • The fastest zip code in Waunakee for April 2021 is 53597. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Waunakee, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Waunakee, Wisconsin

  • TDS - DSL - 81.8% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 92.6% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TDS Telecom - Fiber - 81.9% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 5.7% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 5.6% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waunakee - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waunakee

Waunakee Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Waunakee is the 129th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Dane and De Forest, but behind Madison, Windsor, and Middleton.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Dane 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: 81% of people living in Waunakee 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 93% of Waunakee 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, 53597 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Waunakee.

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

In Dane County, approximately 18,000 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.

Working from Home in Waunakee

There are 915 workers located in Waunakee who work out of their home. Of those telecommuting, 66.56 percent earn less than $75,000 per year. Waunakee features a decent amount of Fiber coverage. So it's not a surprise that telecommuting using robust home Broadband would be common for locals. Fiber is a good network option that easily supports cloud services, video conferencing, and other intensive work uses. Among the portion of Waunakee that census records identify as working from home, 66.56 Within the group of Waunakee that census records identify as working from home, 66.56 percent make less than $75,000 per year. When you're installing home WiFi for working from home, be sure to verify any data limits. Many home Broadband packages have data caps. This may be difficult if you use a lot of data for work purposes. Business-class connections can be installed for customers who need more than a regular residential bundle.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Waunakee

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom DSL 81.8%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 92.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Telecom Fiber 81.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Bertram Internet Fixed Wireless 9.8%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 5.7%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 5.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 77.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Bertram Internet Fixed Wireless 58.1%+ 50 Mbps
TDS Business Fiber 29.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Waunakee to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waunakee 203.7 Mbps 8 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +211.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -84.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -87.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -76.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -76.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.18 ( $0.00 )