Internet providers in Madison, WI

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Madison internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Madison 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 Madison area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Madison residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 13% of those living in Madison.

There are seven internet providers serving the Madison area, and 99.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Madison's seven internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Madison

The largest internet providers in Madison are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Madison.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most Madison residents, covering 84% 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Madison residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Madison covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $46.99.

AT&T 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, $0.84.

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 Madison. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 250 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Madison, $46.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 250 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Madison covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Madison where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $46.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 250 Mbps.

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Madison, WI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.896%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL84%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL1.057%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - -DSL64%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Madison with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.896% of households in Madison. The next fastest internet provider in Madison is Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 10% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $46.99.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Madison, covering 10% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Madison and is available to 2.896% of households.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.