Internet providers in
Madison, WI

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

 
1. CenturyLink
Available in Madison
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
45Mbps
2. AT&T
Available in Madison
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Frontier
Available in Madison
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
115Mbps
4. Spectrum
Available in Madison
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
Available in Madison
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. CenturyLink
Available in Madison
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
45Mbps
2. AT&T
Available in Madison
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Frontier
Available in Madison
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
115Mbps
4. Spectrum
Available in Madison
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
Available in Madison
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. TW Telecom
Available in Madison
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Level 3 Communications
Available in Madison
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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At least 6 months in business &
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1. AT&T
Available in Madison
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Madison
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Madison
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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Centurylink vs. Spectrum

Centurylink vs. Spectrum

Get CenturyLink for fast speeds at affordable rates. Order Spectrum for reliable service that delivers high customer satisfaction.

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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T is perfect for those who need affordable high-speed packages. Spectrum keeps things simple by offering just one high-speed internet package.

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Spectrum vs. Frontier

Spectrum vs. Frontier

Order Spectrum internet for a satisfying customer experience. For a faster internet connection, pick FiOS from Frontier.

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What is the best internet provider in Madison?

Madison Residential Internet Coverage

As the capital of Wisconsin, Madison has a large permanent population and an even larger student population, both of which rely on consistent internet service.

Customers in the northcentral part of Madison enjoy fiber internet through Centurylink Prism. In addition, through its counterpart CenturyLink, those living in the northern suburbs of Madison have access to high-speed internet.

Both fiber internet and DSL are available through AT&T, which has an impressive service area in Madison. Service is available in all of Madison_s neighborhoods, from Hawk_s Landing and Glacier Ridge in the southwest to High Crossing and Bluff Acres in the northeast.

Frontier Communications has a broad service area that lies along the edges of Madison. This includes eastern neighborhoods like High Crossing and Heritage Heights, southern communities like Glendale and East Buckeye, and a few western neighborhoods like Dudgeon-Monroe and Nakoma League.

Charter is well-established in Madison, bringing service to the entirety of the city and stretching beyond its limits to cover outlying suburbs.

Currently, Telephone and Data Systems is limited to part of western Madison. It does serve the University of Wisconsin area, as well as Sunset Village, Hill Farms, Glen Oak Hills, and Spring Harbor.

Internet Provider types in Madison


Cable

100%
Coverage

DSL

98%
Coverage

Fiber

3%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Madison,WI


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
Madison
79%
USA

Summary of Madison Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
CenturyLinkDSL & Fiber45 Mbps2.5/5
AT&TDSL & Fiber1000 Mbps3.0/5
FrontierDSL115 Mbps2.0/5
SpectrumCable100 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Madison

Spectrum

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Luis Riefkohl |2014-12-27

The service is ok, speed is not what the promised, they charge a monthly fee if you want a router, not the best but ok. I used to have att but it was worse, too expensive, slow and bad service

Was this review helpful? Yes 29 No 4

Spectrum

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Erin Cowan|2014-12-18

Setting up Internet with charter was no hassle at all. There are two downsides: they advertise "spectrum" internet with lightning speeds, but we average only a third of advertised speeds. There seem to be days during high volume usage where it has gone down to a turtle speed and we are unable to get anything to load. Also - you get blasted with junk mail & email at a rate of one to three PER day advertising their triple play - cable, phone, and Internet bundle which we will never buy. I guess the service isn't horrible but it could be much better.

Was this review helpful? Yes 36 No 6

TDS Telecom

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Service:
Speed:

Steve Falk|2014-07-02

Good speed and pricing but horrible customer service, especially now that they are a business unit of AT&T.

Was this review helpful? Yes 25 No 9
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