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Internet providers in La Crosse, WI

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La Crosse, WI internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL63%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic53%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable20%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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La Crosse internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in La Crosse 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 La Crosse area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of La Crosse residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 3.160% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.390% of those living in La Crosse.

There are five internet providers serving the La Crosse area, and 99.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among La Crosse's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in La Crosse

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 81 Mbps 161 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 249 Mbps 36 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 107 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in La Crosse

The largest internet providers in La Crosse are Spectrum and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to La Crosse.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all La Crosse residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 63% of the area. La Crosse’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 53% of La Crosse 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 La Crosse covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in La Crosse, $50.99.

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 La Crosse, $0.56.

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 La Crosse. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Crosse's providers, 446 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

63%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in La Crosse covering 63% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in La Crosse 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in La Crosse, $50.99.

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 La Crosse, $0.56.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in La Crosse. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Crosse's providers, 446 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

53%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in La Crosse covering 53% of the area.

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

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in La Crosse, $50.99.

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 La Crosse, $0.56.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in La Crosse. These download speeds are available to 53% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all La Crosse's providers, 446 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in La Crosse and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in La Crosse at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in La Crosse at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many La Crosse residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in La Crosse with download speeds up to 1,00*0 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in La Crosse. The next fastest internet provider in La Crosse is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 20% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in La Crosse with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in La Crosse, $50.99.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in La Crosse, covering 53% of the city.

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.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.