Internet providers in Madison, WI

Change Zip
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
Lendio
Sponsored
At least 6 months in business &
monthly revenue of $8k?
1. AT&T
Available in Madison
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

User Rating Info
2. Sprint
Available in Madison
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. T-Mobile
Available in Madison
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info

Work for an ISP? Click here to work with us on data updates.

How much internet speed do I need?

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+

Test your current internet speed

Discover how much internet speed you need

Read more about internet providers in Madison

Centurylink vs. Spectrum

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

Read more about Centurylink 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.

Read more about AT&T vs. Spectrum

Spectrum vs. Frontier

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

Read more about Spectrum vs. Frontier

How much speed do you need?

Take a quick quiz to decide what speeds are best for your household

Internet Provider Availability Map

Click to Activate Interactive Map

Learn more about CenturyLink

Learn more about AT&T

Learn more about Frontier

Learn more about Spectrum

Learn more about Viasat

What is the best internet provider in Madison?

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
86%
Wisconsin
79%
USA

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.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Madison

Frontier offers internet at speeds up to 115 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 45 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Summary of Madison Internet Providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 45 Mbps 2.5/5
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Frontier DSL 115 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

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.

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 5

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 38 No 6

TDS Telecom

Overall:
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 26 No 10
Back to top

This site is a U.S. Consumer site. You can learn more about our site and privacy policy here.