Internet providers in Milwaukee, WI

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Milwaukee internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Milwaukee residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.370% of those living in Milwaukee.

There are seven internet providers serving the Milwaukee area, and 96.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Milwaukee's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Milwaukee

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

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

95%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Milwaukee covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee, $52.49.

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 Milwaukee, $0.76.

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 Milwaukee. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Milwaukee's providers, 356 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee, $52.49.

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 Milwaukee, $0.76.

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 Milwaukee. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Milwaukee's providers, 356 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 Milwaukee covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Milwaukee 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Milwaukee, $52.49.

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 Milwaukee, $0.76.

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 Milwaukee. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Milwaukee's providers, 356 Mbps.

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Milwaukee, WI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 8.372%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 95%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - - DSL 22%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 1.851%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Milwaukee with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 8.372% of households in Milwaukee. The next fastest internet provider in Milwaukee is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Milwaukee with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Milwaukee, $52.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Milwaukee, covering 8.372% of the city.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.