Internet providers in Madison, IN

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Madison, IN internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL92%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Metronet $49.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic99%
SEI Data $69.00 12 - 9 MbpsDSL2.794%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Madison internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Madison is comparable to the rest of Indiana - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Madison area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Madison residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 93% of those living in Madison.

There are seven internet providers serving the Madison area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Madison's seven internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Madison

The largest internet providers in Madison are Frontier, Spectrum, and Metronet bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Madison.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Madison residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Madison’s third most-available internet provider, Metronet, offers fiber-optic to around 99% of Madison residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Madison covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Madison to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $50.27.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Madison covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Madison residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $50.27.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Metronet fiber-optic internet

Provider

Metronet

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Metronet offers broadband to all households in Madison covering 99% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Metronet is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Madison than other internet types.

Internet prices for Metronet start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $50.27.

Metronet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Metronet offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Madison, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Madison, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Madison and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Madison at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Madison at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Madison residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Madison may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Madison cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Metronet is the fastest internet provider in Madison with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Madison. The next fastest internet provider in Madison is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $50.27.

Metronet is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Madison, covering 99% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.