Internet Providers in Windsor, WI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Windsor, WI
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.5

Internet Access in Windsor, Wisconsin

Competition between Internet service providers is above-average in Windsor compared to other Wisconsin cities, with are 3.2 providers per census block on average. Windsor ranks 28th on the "most connected city" charts. (As measured by number of companies servicing each address)

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most commonly available choice in Windsor. practically one hundred percent of the Windsor area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Windsor is 25 Mbps.

Considering network technologies with significant infrastructure already built in the city, we see that the most common physical wire Internet connection varieties are Cable and DSL, with near one hundred percent and 98.57% respectively. Cable connections are marketed by former cable TV corporations, leveraging their preexisting coaxial cable TV networks. Windsor-area customers of cable ISPs like Spectrum generally pick it due to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) DSL service is transmitted via telephone wires, and comes from providers like CenturyLink that have existing phone networks. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone wires provides lower performance than more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

Spectrum is a common second choice, serving Windsor with near one hundred percent coverage and a top speed of 940 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet in Windsor. For example, fixed wireless providers such as Bertram Internet can offer 50 Mbps or more over wireless hardware. Outside of residential broadband, there are 3 providers within the city marketing specialized enterprise-level technologies like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. We list every provider with business services online, but consumer-focused companies often have unlisted business packages as well.

All the coverage information found here comes from FCC reported data. Internet providers in Windsor must agree to submit availability data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with Internet providers, we are able to further verify this data against private data reported by Internet providers directly. This strategy lets us to create more accurate mapping than governmental reports. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests from the Windsor area from M-Labs, which is built into Google search and BroadbandNow.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Windsor, Wisconsin

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Windsor, Wisconsin

  • CenturyLink - 98.6% Availability in Windsor - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 99.8% Availability in Windsor - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Windsor - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Windsor - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Windsor

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Windsor is the 28th most connected city in Wisconsin ahead of Dane, Waunakee, De Forest, and Sun Prairie, but behind Madison.

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

Approximately 6,000 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: 22% of people living in Windsor 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 100% of Windsor 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.

In Dane County, approximately 17,000 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 in Windsor

Internet companies have added data caps for their residential Internet plans in recent years. Some major Internet service providers in Windsor — CenturyLink included — have data caps. Data caps as a trend vary widely, and run from 250 Gigabytes all the way to one Terabyte. Data caps are usually quite high, so they won't affect the majority of people. CenturyLink users in Windsor should double check data use policies when signing up, and not presume the caps based on advertisements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Windsor

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 98.6%+ 940 Mbps
Bertram Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 95.5%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Bertram Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps

Compare Windsor to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Windsor 57.4 Mbps 6 $0.58 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +358 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +61.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +58.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +70 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +70.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )