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Internet providers in 54868

Find internet providers serving the 54868 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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54868 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable84%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.030%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL77%
Chibardun $79.95 250 - 40 MbpsDSL62%
Citizens Telephone Co-op $5.95 -Fiber-optic3.459%
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54868 internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.490% 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 $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 54868

The largest internet providers serving the 54868 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Chibardun bringing cable and DSL 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, Chibardun, offers DSL to around 62% of residents in the 54868 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $47.65.

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 Rice Lake, $0.45.

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 54868 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 258 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $47.65.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rice Lake, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 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 slower than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 258 Mbps.

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Chibardun DSL internet

Provider

Chibardun

Starting price*
$79.95/mo.
Max download speed

40 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

62%

DSL from Chibardun offers broadband to most households in the 54868 ZIP code, covering 62% of the area.

DSL internet from Chibardun 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 Chibardun start at $79.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $47.65.

Chibardun customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.32 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rice Lake, $0.45.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Chibardun offers download speeds up to 40 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in 54868 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 258 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 54868 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 54868 and the greater Rice Lake area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rice Lake at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Rice Lake at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 54868 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 54868 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 54868 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.030% 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 3.459% of the area.

Citizens Telephone Co-op offers the cheapest internet in the 54868 ZIP with service starting at $5.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $47.65.

Citizens Telephone Co-op is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 54868 ZIP code, covering 3.459% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 54868 and is available to 0.030% of households.

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.

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.

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.