Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Prairie du Sac, 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 Prairie du Sac:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Telephone and Data Systems||Fiber||1000 Mbps||400 Mbps||95.9%|
|2||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||Frontier||DSL, Fiber||115 Mbps||115 Mbps||91.0%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Prairie du Sac 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 Prairie du Sac 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 Prairie du Sac compare to Sauk County? The average speed in Prairie du Sac is 77.08 Mbps which is faster than Sauk County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Wisconsin average of 26.43 Mbps.
Prairie du Sac Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Sauk County is 27.79 Mbps based upon 133872 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Prairie du Sac is 12.16 Mbps. This is 59.2% faster than the average in Wisconsin and 4.8% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Prairie du Sac is 177.4% faster than the Sauk County average and 137.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Prairie du Sac is 12.16 Mbps. This is 82.3% faster than the Sauk County average and 4.8% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 65.3% of Sauk County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 52.9% of Sauk County residents
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 Prairie du Sac 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 Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin?
The following zip codes were used: 53578
How do the internet speeds in Prairie du Sac compare to other cities in Wisconsin?
Click through to see how the Prairie du Sac broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Black Earth, Burlington, Cuba City, Holmen, Mosinee, Star Prairie, Washburn
Who has the fastest internet service in Prairie du Sac?
Telephone and Data Systems with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Prairie du Sac.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Prairie du Sac - Frontier.
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.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Prairie du Sac, WI residents.
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.
Prairie du Sac 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
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