Internet Providers in Waupaca, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Waupaca, WI
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $75.49

Internet Access in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Looking at Internet service, cable Internet service is currently the primary wired choice within Waupaca. According to FCC records, it is the only wired service choice for the majority of blocks in Waupaca.

The broadband packages displayed here are collected manually by our data science and research team.

There is above-average competition between Internet providers in Waupaca, but 5,000 residents still don't have service from more than one provider. If these residents aren't pleased by the quality of service, they are forced to rely on a low-speed wireless option. Luckily, this issue isn't widespread in Waupaca — the majority of households have 5-6 choices for Internet service.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Waupaca.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, AT&T is a third option for wired broadband in 78 percent of Waupaca. Wireless providers like Cellcom and satellite Internet providers such as are worth looking at. However, the main wired providers are usually a stronger value when it comes to speed and price.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Waupaca with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Waupaca is the 60th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Amherst, Weyauwega, Fremont, and Manawa, but behind Iola.
  • The fastest zip code in Waupaca for April 2021 is 54981. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 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 Waupaca, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Amherst Telephone Company 400 Mbps Fiber 20s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s
Amherst Telephone Company 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Waupaca, Wisconsin

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 68.7% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 78.5% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 76.3% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Amherst Telephone Company - Fiber - 10.1% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.9% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Amherst Telephone Company - DSL - 1.7% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • TDS - DSL - 1.6% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waupaca

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Waupaca is the 60th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Amherst, Weyauwega, Fremont, and Manawa, but behind Iola.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Waupaca 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: 10% of people living in Waupaca 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 64% of Waupaca 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, 54981 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Waupaca.

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

In Waupaca County, approximately 13,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Waupaca

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the top providers in Waupaca use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since customers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Waupaca

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 68.7%+ 100 Mbps
Cellcom Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 0.700 Mbps
WaupacaOnline Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 25 Mbps
Bug Tussel Wireless Fixed Wireless 97.4%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 78.5%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 76.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Amherst Telephone Company Fiber 10.1%+ 400 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.9%+ 100 Mbps
Amherst Telephone Company DSL 1.7%+ 10 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 1.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
WaupacaOnline Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 54.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 1.3%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Waupaca to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waupaca 56.1 Mbps 12 $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +359.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +4 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +62.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +60.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +71.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +71.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )