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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.763%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL95%
Northern Telephone and Data Corp. - -DSL0.256%
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Appleton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Appleton is comparable to the rest of Wisconsin - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Appleton area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Appleton residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Appleton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Appleton area, and 99.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Appleton's eight internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Appleton

The largest internet providers in Appleton are AT&T, Spectrum, and TDS Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to Appleton.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Appleton residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Appleton’s third most-available internet provider, TDS Telecom, offers DSL to around 95% of Appleton residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Appleton covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Appleton 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Appleton, $43.32.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Appleton, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Appleton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Appleton's providers, 242 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 Appleton covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Appleton, $43.32.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Appleton, $0.85.

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 Appleton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Appleton's providers, 242 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom DSL internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

4 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.512 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from TDS Telecom offers broadband to nearly all households in Appleton covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from TDS Telecom uses telephone lines in Appleton 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 TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Appleton, $43.32.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Appleton, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 4 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.512 Mbps in Appleton. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Appleton's providers, 242 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Appleton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.763% of households in Appleton. The next fastest internet provider in Appleton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Appleton with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Appleton, $43.32.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Appleton, covering 0.763% of the city.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.