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Internet providers in 54868

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54868 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable84%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL77%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic0.030%
Chibardun - -DSL62%
Citizens Telephone Co-op - 1,000 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.460%
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54868 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 54868 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 54868 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 84% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 79% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.390% of those living in the 54868 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 54868 area, and 85.10% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 54868, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rice Lake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 27 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 98 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 54868

The largest internet providers serving the 54868 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 54868 ZIP code, covering 84% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 77% of the area. Rice Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 54868 ZIP code.

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

84%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 54868 ZIP code, covering 84% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 54868 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 Rice Lake, $52.98.

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 Rice Lake, $0.60.

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 54868 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 313 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 54868 ZIP code, covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $52.98.

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 Rice Lake, $0.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 54868 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 313 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 54868 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 54868 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $52.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rice Lake, $0.60.

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 54868 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 313 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 54868 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 54868 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 84% of households in 54868. The next fastest internet provider in the 54868 ZIP code is Citizens Telephone Co-op , offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.460% of the area.

Northern Telephone and Data offers the cheapest internet in the 54868 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $52.98.

Citizens Telephone Co-op is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 54868 ZIP code, covering 3.460% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 54868 and is available to 0.030% of households.

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.

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.

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.