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Internet Providers in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Data here is calculated from biannual FCC provider territory reports. Our data also includes direct provider reports to further validate the data on a census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected by our market research team. We've aggregated 238 broadband plans in Wisconsin Dells since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 496 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Viasat Internet is the most commonly available provider in Wisconsin Dells. practically one hundred percent of Wisconsin Dells census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, serving near one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest package we've seen for HughesNet in Wisconsin Dells is 25 megabits per second.
Looking at network technologies installed the area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband tech types are Cable and DSL, with 45.31% and 90.21% respectively. TV corporations are the main source for cable Internet service, since they can use their pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet service, since DSL transmits Internet data via phone wires. DSL is the slowest of all other major wired broadband infrastructures.
Frontier Communications provides a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Wisconsin Dells with a maximum download speed of 24 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet access for residents of Wisconsin Dells. fixed wireless providers such as Bug Tussel Wireless are able to offer 12 Mbps via wireless hardware. There are 4 companies in the city selling enterprise and smb products and services like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed on this page include every provider with explicit business packages on their site, although some providers offer both home and business broadband.
In summary, Internet coverage isn't perfect in Wisconsin Dells. Still, most homes still have at least 2-3 companies able to connect the address. For now, a relatively limited 2,000 Wisconsin Dells residents are limited to fewer than one options.
Internet Statistics 2021
23.3% of consumers in Wisconsin Dells2,000 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.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Reedsburg Utility Commission||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||11.7%|
|Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||29.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||34.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||90.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Wisconsin Dells
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.
Data Cap Issues in Wisconsin Dells
Data collected by our research team suggests that top ISPs place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers explain caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Wisconsin Dells to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Wisconsin Dells||41.5 Mbps||8||$0.55 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +504.1 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +119.8 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +139.4 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +145.1 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +137.6 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|