Internet Providers in Wausau, WI

Residential Internet Statistics for Wausau, WI
Internet Service Providers: 9
Plans Start From: $32
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Wausau, Wisconsin:

Showing 1 to 11 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    93% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    93% Available
  • 2. Frontier
    99.5% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.5% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    8.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    8.6% Available
  • 6. 6. Cellcom
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *0.7
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. King Street Wireless
    96.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    96.8% Available
  • 8. 8. Cirrinity
    96.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *30 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    96.7% Available
  • 9. 9. AirRunner Networks, LLC
    96.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *30 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    96.6% Available
  • 10. 10. Net Pros
    8.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    8.2% Available
  • 11. 11. Country Wireless
    5.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *7 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    5.3% Available

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Internet Access in Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau Internet coverage data on this page is based on FCC datasets. Then, we ensure the data is scrubbed for issues against privatized lit address files. We've crunched 20,243 rows of governmental and private data catalogues on Internet availability in Wausau. Our data analysis team has manually collected pricing info for 404 broadband plans in Wausau. Download averages calculation is based on M-Labs user speed test data. Keep in mind speed test datasets are a rough indicator of broadband performance, not a promise the real-world download speeds available at residences in Wausau.

Frontier Communications as well as Spectrum also have Internet service in Wausau, with significant overlap in some neighborhoods.

DSL and cable are the two main broadband types in Wausau, frequently overlapping and generally competing with each other. Coaxial cable speed is usually better and more robust, but overall performance found with either network type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood.

There is above-average market competition between providers in Wausau. However, 9,000 people in the area are still without access to more than one provider. If these customers aren't pleased with their provider, they are forced to use a low-speed wireless option. Luckily, this issue isn't widespread in Wausau — the average household has 5 Internet choices.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, registered with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has registered coverage to virtually one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. In general, any speed over 10 megabits per second (Mbps) will be sufficient to stream lower-quality videos on WiFi. However, it may become problematic when multiple users try to use bandwidth-intensive services like video chat, cloud apps, and etc. See the Internet availability map below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wausau, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 93.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 8.6%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 99.5%
9,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Wausau is the 50th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Mosinee, Rothschild, Schofield, Ringle, and Marathon.

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

Approximately 13,000 people in Marathon County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 83% of Wausau residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Marathon County, approximately 31,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Wausau

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Compare Wausau to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wausau 99 Mbps 14 $1.08 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +482.7 Mbps ) 22 ( +8 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +73.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +100.7 Mbps ) 20 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 27 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +97.5 Mbps ) 11 ( -3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )