Sparta, WI High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Sparta, 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 Sparta:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1SpectrumCable940 Mbps35 Mbps99.9%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps86.8%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Sparta WI Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Sparta compare to Monroe County? The average speed in Sparta is 20.97 Mbps which is faster than Monroe County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Wisconsin average of 26.43 Mbps.

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Sparta Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 3.9% of Sparta residents

  • The average internet download speed in Monroe County is 16.75 Mbps based upon 115352 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Sparta is 2.92 Mbps. This is 61.8% slower than the average in Wisconsin and 74.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Sparta is 25.2% faster than the Monroe County average and 35.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Sparta is 2.92 Mbps. This is 14.4% slower than the Monroe County average and 74.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 60.2% of Monroe 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 Sparta 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Sparta, Wisconsin.

Who has the fastest internet service in Sparta?

Spectrum and CenturyLink with a download speed of 940 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Sparta.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Sparta, Wisconsin?

The following zip codes were used: 54656

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

Click through to see how the Sparta broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Benton, Jackson, Kimberly, Lodi, Madison, Muscoda, Siren

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Sparta - 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 DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

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.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Sparta, Wisconsin?

Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 99.9% of Sparta.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Sparta, WI residents.




Sparta 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.


Spectrum

  • 125+ channels
  • Flexible packages
  • 85,000 OnDemand titles
  • All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
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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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