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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Wisconsin

Wisconsin doesn't just have an abundance of cheese and bratwurst. It also has plenty of great internet options too. You’ll find a mix of national and regional providers with Xfinity, AT&T, and Spectrum widely available, and US Internet, Midco, and Metronet also. Top cities in Wisconsin like Milwalkee, Madison, and Green Bay all have access to three or more providers, so Wisconsinites can comparison shop for the best deals and fastest speeds in the country.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Wisconsin.

That ranks Wisconsin 40th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Wisconsin

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 40th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$73.94 average price per payment for internet, per household

89.9% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

Population:
5,867,518 people

2.38 average people per household

$67,813 average income per household

44 average age per household

61% of population employed

89

3% higher than national average

Ranked 24th nationally

91

22% higher than national average

Ranked 6th nationally

100%

15% higher than national average

Ranked 14th nationally

83%

5% higher than national average

Ranked 17th nationally

Average download speed
102.8 Mbps

23.37% lower than national average
Ranks 42nd nationally

Average upload speed
39.5 Mbps

41.06% lower than national average
Ranks 41st nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Wisconsin

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
MetroNet 171.88 Mbps 152.8 Mbps 52.22% View Plans for Metronet
XFINITY 167.54 Mbps 14.82 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
US Internet 163.85 Mbps 144.07 Mbps 63.4% View Plans for US Internet
Spectrum 154.61 Mbps 14.14 Mbps 48.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Midco 147.67 Mbps 24.73 Mbps 57.54% View Plans for Midco
100% of people in Wisconsin have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 11th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 85.55% 53.9% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 958.12 Mbps 95.95% 56.4% See all providers for Cable
DSL 461.94 Mbps 89.9% 69.39% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 1892.31 Mbps 91.34% 67.7% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 42.21 Mbps 60.39% 82.77% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 135.14 Mbps 99.78% 98.9% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Wisconsin

Cities in Wisconsin with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Ashwaubenon 227.92 Mbps 208.94 Mbps 75% TDS Telecom
Oak Creek 178.9 Mbps 30.27 Mbps 78% AT&T
Wauwatosa 170.08 Mbps 98.17 Mbps 73% AT&T
Waukesha 164.73 Mbps 53.62 Mbps 62% AT&T
Burlington 161.1 Mbps 31.34 Mbps 69% Spectrum
Reedsburg 160.79 Mbps 115.95 Mbps 85% HBC
Kenosha 160.07 Mbps 21.31 Mbps 76% Spectrum
Menomonee Falls 158.5 Mbps 37.99 Mbps 76% AT&T

Ashwaubenon is the best city in Wisconsin for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Oak Creek and Wauwatosa also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Wisconsin

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Milwaukee 573,299 100% 100% 100%
Madison 268,516 100% 100% 100%
Green Bay 106,846 100% 100% 100%
Appleton 75,133 100% 100% 100%
Racine 77,453 100% 100% 100%
Kenosha 99,493 100% 100% 100%
Caledonia 25,277 100% 100% 100%
Mount Pleasant 27,640 100% 100% 100%

Milwaukee is the most internet-connected city in Wisconsin. Milwaukee makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Milwaukee's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Madison and Green Bay also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Population: 573,299

Median income: $56,781

149.17 Mbps
avg. download speed

65.76 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Spectrum

Madison

Population: 268,516

Median income: $83,963

143.11 Mbps
avg. download speed

58.9 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Green Bay

Population: 106,846

Median income: $71,463

129.35 Mbps
avg. download speed

48.17 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Spectrum

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Methodology

HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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