Best Iola Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Iola, 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 Iola:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Telephone and Data SystemsDSL100 Mbps15 Mbps97.1%
2AmherstFiber240 Mbps24 Mbps70.6%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Wittenbergwireless30 Mbps5 Mbps15.9%
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Iola 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 Iola have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Iola are compared to Waupaca County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Wisconsin overall?
Average download speeds in Iola of 11.87 Mbps are faster than the Waupaca County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Wisconsin.

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Iola Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Iola is 11.87 Mbps based upon 4872 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Iola population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 78.2% of Iola residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Iola, WI providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Iola is 8.3% faster than the Waupaca County average and 63.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 57.3% of Waupaca County residents

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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 Iola 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 Telephone and Data Systems as the top provider for Iola, Wisconsin.

How do the internet speeds in Iola compare to other cities in Wisconsin?

Click through to see how the Iola broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Cambridge, Hillsboro, Pardeeville, Reedsburg, Saukville, Watertown, Wautoma

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 Iola, Wisconsin?

The following zip codes were used: 54945

Who has the fastest internet service in Iola?

Amherst with a download speed of 240 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Iola.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Iola - Telephone and Data Systems.




Iola 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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