How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in West Salem, Wisconsin
Most Popular Internet Providers in West Salem, Wisconsin:
Showing 1 to 5 Providers
Internet Access in West Salem, Wisconsin
The West Salem area has two widely available providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds as high as 100 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite. Their Internet services have coverage for virtually one hundred percent of West Salem.
The plans shown on this page are gathered manually through our research team.
CenturyLink and Spectrum can also provide Internet service in West Salem, with significant overlap in some streets.
Cable and DSL are the dominant broadband options in the West Salem metro area, fighting over customers at many addresses and competing on service quality. Cable performance is overall better, but overall performance found with either Internet technology system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies depending on the network infrastructure in that neighborhood.
As a whole, West Salem's broadband access is below average — most addresses will have 1 provider. A total of 1,000 area residents have one of fewer options. This can be seen by exploring the interactive availability map below. (So, that's 13.65 percent of residents with only one way to get WiFi.) Explore the map below to see how coverage varies between neighborhoods in the area.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.7% of consumers in West Salem1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?
Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.
Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In West Salem, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||85.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For West Salem
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 West Salem to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|West Salem||76.8 Mbps||6||$0.40 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +468.8 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +84.5 Mbps )||18 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +104.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +109.8 Mbps )||24 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +102.3 Mbps )||9 ( +3 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|