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Internet providers in Madison, IN

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Madison, IN internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL92%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Metronet $39.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic99%
SEI Data $64.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsDSL2.794%
HughesNet $64.99 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 DSL, which covers 100% of Madison residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 100% 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 $39.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Madison

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
SEI Data 198 Mbps 140 Mbps Wireless
Metronet 104 Mbps 77 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 112 Mbps 12 Mbps Cable
Frontier 16 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 21 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

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*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $59.12.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $59.12.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 226 Mbps.

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Metronet fiber-optic internet

Provider

Metronet

Starting price*
$39.95/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 $39.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $59.12.

Metronet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.67.

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, 226 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madison at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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

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

Metronet offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $59.12.

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

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.