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Best Internet Providers in Madison, WI

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Internet Providers Overview for Madison, WI
Total Internet Providers 16
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $29.95
Fiber Coverage 44%
Fastest Provider AT&T

Top 11 Internet Service Providers in Madison, WI

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1. AT&T

82% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps IPBB, Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
82% Available
Click here to see AT&T's coverage map for Madison, WI

AT&T Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
IPBB Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

AT&T Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $55.00
Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $60.00
Internet 500 Internet 500 Mbps $65.00
Internet 1000 Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Internet 2000 Internet 2000 Mbps $145.00
Internet 5000 Internet 5000 Mbps $245.00
Call To Order AT&T Service 855-957-4313

2. Spectrum

93.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
93.7% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Madison, WI

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

3. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

4. EarthLink

48% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
48% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Madison, WI

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. Verizon

36.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
36.6% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Madison, WI

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

7. Always ON

85.3% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
85.3% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

8. U.S. Cellular

93.4% Available
Download speeds up to:
25 Mbps Fixed Wireless
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo *
*$60 without Auto Pay And Paperless Billing Discount
93.4% Available

U.S. Cellular Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 195 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

U.S. Cellular Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet Everywhere Advanced Internet 195 Mbps $50.00 *
*$60 without Auto Pay And Paperless Billing Discount
Call To Order U.S. Cellular Service 888-944-9400

9. BendBroadband

14.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps DSL, Fiber
Prices Starting At 29.95/mo
14.3% Available
Click here to see BendBroadband's coverage map for Madison, WI

BendBroadband Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 50 Mbps
Fiber Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

BendBroadband Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Mach Internet Internet 25 Mbps $29.95
Extreme300 Fiber Internet Internet 300 Mbps $49.95
Extreme600 Fiber Internet Internet 600 Mbps $69.95
1Gig Fiber Internet Internet 1000 Mbps $89.95
Call To Order BendBroadband Service 855-220-2592

10. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Madison, WI

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

11. T-Mobile Home Internet

52.1% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
52.1% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Madison, WI

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Madison Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

It can be difficult for low-income families to get ahead in life when they are on the wrong side of the digital divide. Many families in Madison are in this situation, without computers or internet access at home. We put together the digital resources to help Madison families with what they need to get past that digital divide:

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: The University of Wisconsin-Madison runs a laptop loan program through the library for enrolled students and faculty. You can choose between a MacBook Air, a Dell Latitude 7490, or even an iPad Pro. Call 608-263-9889 for more information about acquiring one of these devices.
  • PCs for People: This national organization connects eligible families with low-cost computers and accessories. Madison residents can access its inventory through the online store and receive deep discounts on digital devices after demonstrating their household necessities.
  • Digital Bridge: Digital Bridge is a non-governmental organization based in Milwaukee that provides low-cost computers to individuals who meet certain income eligibility requirements. While not free, these machines can cost as little as $100 or free if you qualify for the program.

Low-income families can also purchase affordable desktops and laptops at various retailers in the area that sell refurbished computers. These recycled devices work like new and cost much less than new devices: 

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Madison

Free Wireless Internet Access in Madison

The Madison public library system offers free Wi-Fi, which you can access from the parking lot of various locations. These library branches are just some of the places where you can access this free internet

Madison has the free digital resources you need if you know where to look. Hopefully, with these resources and our free Wi-Fi map, Madison families can get past the digital divide with ease:

 

 

Free Wireless Internet Access in Madison, WI

Hotspot
215 S Hamilton St
Madison, WI 53703
Hotspot
1000 Edgewood College Dr
Madison, WI 53711
Hotspot
6414 Odana Rd
Madison, WI 53717
Hotspot
5218 E Terrace Dr
Madison, WI 53718
Hotspot
2450 Rimrock Rd
Madison, WI 53713
Hotspot
1750 Pearson St
Madison, WI 53704
Hotspot
2702 Agriculture Dr
Madison, WI 53718
Hotspot
2358 E Springs Dr
Madison, WI 53704
Hotspot
2310 Crossroads Dr
Madison, WI 53718
Hotspot
780 Regent St
Madison, WI 53708

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Madison

Fastest Madison Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 44% of Madison)

AT&T Fiber

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

32.5%

Frontier

Call For Details

Call For Details

0.3%

Cable
(Covering 94.8% of Madison)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

93.7%

DSL
(Covering 63.3% of Madison)

Frontier

Call For Details

Call For Details

1.0%

AT&T Internet

100 Mbps

20 Mbps

82%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 92.6% of Madison)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

36.6%

Four Lakes Broadband

500 Mbps

500 Mbps

2.2%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Madison)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

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Average download speed in Madison:

139 Mbps

Based on 99,254 speed tests

Internet Values of Madison Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Frontier Fiber $154.99 per month Call For Details $0.03 per Mbps 844-974-3041
AT&T Fiber Fiber $245 per month 5 Gbps $0.05 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Spectrum Cable $79.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 855-959-3083
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 866-498-5878
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL $60 per month 100 Mbps $0.60 per Mbps 855-957-4313
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105
TDS Telecom DSL $29.95 per month 25 Mbps $1.20 per Mbps 855-220-2592

Best Internet Provider in Madison

  1. AT&T - Fast download speeds in Madison, most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  2. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  3. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Madison
  4. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. U.S. Cellular - Fixed wireless up to 25 Mbps
  9. BendBroadband - DSL or Fiber up to 1000 Mbps
  10. Starlink - Widely available
  11. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Madison

Internet Fees in Madison

Common Providers in Madison Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
AT&T Fiber N/A $99 Up to $9.25 $10 per month
AT&T Internet N/A $149 Up to $6.50 N/A
TDS Telecom N/A N/A $7 $10 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Madison By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 32%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 82%
Bertram Internet Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 1%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 94%
LiteWire Fixed Wireless 200 Mbps 7%
BendBroadband DSL 50 Mbps 1%
BendBroadband Fiber 1 Gbps 14%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless 195 Mbps 93%
UPNETWI Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps 3%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 52%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 37%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 48%
Four Lakes Broadband Fixed Wireless 500 Mbps 2%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 85%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
AT&T IPBB 100 Mbps 82%
Four Lakes Broadband Fixed Wireless 500 Mbps 2%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 52%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 48%
AT&T Fiber 5 Gbps 32%
BendBroadband Fiber 1 Gbps 14%
U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 93%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 94%
LiteWire Fixed Wireless 65 Mbps 7%
UPNETWI Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps 3%
Bertram Internet Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps 1%
BendBroadband DSL 50 Mbps 1%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 37%
Frontier DSL Call For Details 1%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Madison

Internet service providers in Madison use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 95%
Cable - 64%
DSL - 64%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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