Waterloo, Wisconsin Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Waterloo, 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 Waterloo:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.8%|
|2||Frontier||DSL, Fiber||115 Mbps||115 Mbps||91.4%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Waterloo 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.
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Waterloo are compared to Jefferson County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Wisconsin overall?
Average download speeds in Waterloo of 22.47 Mbps are faster than the Jefferson County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Wisconsin.
Waterloo Internet Access Facts
There are 4 residential internet providers in Waterloo, WI providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Waterloo is 15% slower than the average in Wisconsin and 30.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 37.3% of the Jefferson County population
The average internet download speed in Waterloo is 22.47 Mbps based upon 2808 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.8% of the Waterloo population
Fiber optic internet is available to 10.8% of Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo, Wisconsin.
Who has the fastest internet service in Waterloo?
Spectrum with a download speed of 940 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Waterloo.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Waterloo, Wisconsin?
The following zip codes were used: 53594, 53806 and 53820
How do the internet speeds in Waterloo compare to other cities in Wisconsin?
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 Waterloo, Wisconsin?
Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 99.8% of Waterloo.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Waterloo, 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.
Waterloo 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