Internet Providers in Waupaca, Wisconsin

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Residential Internet Statistics for Waupaca, WI
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 48.87 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 16.01%

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 4,000 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 6 choices for Internet service.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 80 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 17 internet providers in Waupaca with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Waupaca is the 57th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Amherst, Weyauwega, Fremont, and Manawa, but behind Iola.
  • The fastest zip code in Waupaca for February 2021 is 54981. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Amherst Telephone Company 400 Mbps Fiber and DSL 20s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
AT&T 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless and DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Waupaca, Wisconsin

  • AT&T - 80.6% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 76.3% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Amherst Telephone Company - 10.1% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 1.9% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • TDS - 1.6% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Waupaca - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waupaca

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Waupaca is the 57th 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 72% 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 14,000 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 Fixed Wireless and DSL 80.6%+ 100 Mbps
Cellcom Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 0.700 Mbps
WaupacaOnline Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 3.0 Mbps
Bug Tussel Wireless Fixed Wireless 97.4%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 76.3%+ 940 Mbps
Amherst Telephone Company Fiber and DSL 10.1%+ 400 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.9%+ 60 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 1.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
WaupacaOnline Fixed Wireless 100% 3.0 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 56.7%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 19.6%+ 60 Mbps

Compare Waupaca to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waupaca 48.9 Mbps 13 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +300.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +58.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +5 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +50.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +62.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +66.4 Mbps ) 9 ( -4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )