Appleton, Wisconsin Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Appleton, Wisconsin and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Appleton:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||94.4%|
|2||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||Northern Telephone and Data||wireless||25 Mbps||25 Mbps||55.8%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Appleton WI Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Appleton have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Appleton compare to Calumet County? The average speed in Appleton is 34.72 Mbps which is faster than Calumet County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Wisconsin average of 26.43 Mbps.
Appleton Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Appleton is 34.72 Mbps based upon 403784 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 85.5% of Calumet County residents
Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Appleton population
Fiber optic internet is available to 5.9% of Calumet County residents
DSL internet is available to 98.9% of Appleton residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Appleton, WI providing service to at least 15% of the city
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Appleton residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks AT&T as the top provider for Appleton, Wisconsin.
Who has the fastest internet service in Appleton?
AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Appleton.
How do the internet speeds in Appleton compare to other cities in Wisconsin?
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Appleton, Wisconsin?
Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Appleton.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Appleton, WI residents.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Appleton, Wisconsin?
The following zip codes were used: 54136, 54911, 54912, 54913, 54914, 54915, 54919 and 54952
Appleton Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app