Best Wisconsin Rapids Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Wisconsin Rapids, 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 Wisconsin Rapids:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Wood County||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||99.7%|
|2||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Wisconsin Rapids 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 Wisconsin Rapids 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Wisconsin Rapids are compared to Wood County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Wisconsin overall?
Average download speeds in Wisconsin Rapids of 55.37 Mbps are faster than the Wood County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Rapids Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 79.7% of Wood County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 53.1% of Wood County residents
The average internet download speed in Wood County is 19.43 Mbps based upon 149288 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Wisconsin Rapids is 109.5% faster than the average in Wisconsin and 70.9% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Wisconsin Rapids is 12.18 Mbps. This is 148.1% faster than the Wood County average and 5% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 99.7% of Wisconsin Rapids 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 Wisconsin Rapids 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 Wood County as the top provider for Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
How do the internet speeds in Wisconsin Rapids compare to other cities in Wisconsin?
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin?
The following zip codes were used: 54494 and 54495
Who has the fastest internet service in Wisconsin Rapids?
Wood County with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Wisconsin Rapids.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Wisconsin Rapids, WI residents.
Wisconsin Rapids 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