Blair, Wisconsin Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Blair, 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 Blair:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||61.4%|
|2||Tri-County Communications||Cable||50 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Blair WI Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Blair which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Blair of 2.05 Mbps are slower than the Trempealeau County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Wisconsin.
Blair Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 76.9% of Trempealeau County residents
Cable internet is available to 96.7% of the Blair population
Fiber optic internet is available to 30.7% of Trempealeau County residents
DSL internet is available to 51.5% of Blair residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Blair, WI providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Blair is 46.7% slower than the average in Wisconsin and 56.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Blair 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 CenturyLink as the top provider for Blair, Wisconsin.
How do the internet speeds in Blair compare to other cities in Wisconsin?
Click through to see how the Blair broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Greendale, Keshena, Lake Delton, Nashotah, Prairie Du Chien, Rice Lake, Turtle Lake
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 Blair, Wisconsin?
The following zip codes were used: 54616, 54659 and 54773
Who has the fastest internet service in Blair?
CenturyLink with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Blair.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Blair - CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
Blair 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 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
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
- 50+ channels
- 50 hours of DVR storage
- No annual contracts
- Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices