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Internet providers in 53901

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53901 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable70%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 10 MbpsDSL1.216%
Merrimac Communications - -Cable5.424%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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53901 internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in the 53901 ZIP code 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 53901 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 93% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 75% 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 seven internet providers serving the 53901 area, and 72.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 53901, prices start at $14.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 53901

The largest internet providers serving the 53901 ZIP code are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 53901 ZIP code, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 70% of the area. Portage’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 53901 ZIP code.

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 the 53901 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines 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, $40.49.

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, $0.92.

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 53901 ZIP code. 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, 33 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

70%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 53901 ZIP code, covering 70% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 53901 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, $40.49.

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, $0.92.

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 53901 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 33 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 the 53901 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 53901 ZIP 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, $40.49.

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, $0.92.

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 53901 ZIP code. 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, 33 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 53901 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 53901 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 70% of households in 53901. The next fastest internet provider in the 53901 ZIP code is Merrimac Communications, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 5.424% of the area.

Bug Tussel Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 53901 ZIP with service starting at $14.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portage, $40.49.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.