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Internet Providers in Woodruff, Wisconsin
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Internet Access in Woodruff, Wisconsin
Woodruff features only two major Internet technology choices to understand — cable (82.97% availability) and DSL (94.23% coverage). Cable broadband is delivered via TV providers, using their pre-existing copper coaxial television wires mounted on telephone poles or buried in the street. DSL is sent over phone wires. The majority of Woodruff neighborhoods and census blocks can subscribe to both cable and DSL service from at least two telecom companies.
There is above-average competition between Internet providers in the Woodruff area. However, 900 locals don't have access to more than one provider. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied with their local provider, they are forced to compromise for a low-speed wireless backup. Thankfully, this isn't the norm in Woodruff — the majority of households have 3-4 options for broadband-quality Internet service.
Frontier Communications as well as Spectrum also offer Internet service in Woodruff, with overlap in some blocks.
The packages displayed here are collected manually by our research staff.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Woodruff in terms of coverage area. As the maps below illustrate, these providers frequently overlap around Woodruff.
Internet Statistics 2021
18.7% of consumers in Woodruff900 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 Woodruff, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||3.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||92.0%|
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Woodruff
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.
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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Woodruff
Data from our researchers shows that common providers currently place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since subscribers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming, while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Woodruff to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Woodruff||9.9 Mbps||7||$0.84 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +535.7 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +151.4 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +171 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +176.7 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +169.2 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|