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Internet providers in Hayward, WI

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Hayward, WI internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL87%
Norvado $79.99 -DSL100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hayward internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hayward 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 Hayward area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Hayward residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Hayward, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Hayward area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hayward's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Hayward

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 28 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Viasat 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 116 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 11 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Hayward

The largest internet providers in Hayward are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Norvado bringing cable and DSL options to Hayward.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Hayward residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 87% of the area. Hayward’s third most-available internet provider, Norvado, offers DSL to around 100% of Hayward residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Hayward 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 Hayward, $57.49.

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 Hayward, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Hayward. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 70 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

87%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Hayward covering 87% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Hayward 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $57.49.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Hayward. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Norvado DSL internet

Provider

Norvado

Starting price*
$79.99/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Norvado offers broadband to all households in Hayward covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Norvado uses telephone lines in Hayward 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 Norvado start at $79.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $57.49.

Norvado customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.27 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hayward, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Norvado offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Hayward. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Hayward's providers, 70 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Hayward and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Hayward at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hayward at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Hayward 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 Hayward 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 Hayward cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Hayward with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Hayward. The next fastest internet provider in Hayward is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 87% of the area.

Northern Telephone and Data offers the cheapest internet in Hayward with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hayward, $57.49.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.