Internet providers in Portage, WI

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Portage, WI internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Portage internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portage 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 Portage area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Portage residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Portage, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Portage area, and 92.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portage's four internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Portage

The largest internet providers in Portage are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Portage.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Portage residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Portage’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Portage residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Portage covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Portage 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Portage, $45.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portage, $0.75.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Portage. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Portage 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 Portage, $45.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portage, $0.75.

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 Portage. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 44 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 Portage covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Portage 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 Portage, $45.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portage, $0.75.

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 Portage. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Portage with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Portage. The next fastest internet provider in Portage is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Portage with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portage, $45.74.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.