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Internet providers in 53581

Find internet providers serving the 53581 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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53581 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL65%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable54%
GENUINE TELECOM - 30 - 1,000 MbpsDSL53%
Richland-Grant Telephone Cooperative $63.00 30 - 1,000 MbpsDSL9.700%
GENUINE TELECOM - 30 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.980%
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53581 internet service at a glance

At 80%, broadband coverage in the 53581 ZIP code is slightly lower than the rest of Wisconsin - 98%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 53581 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 70% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 54% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% of those living in the 53581 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 53581 area, and 55.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 53581, prices start at $49.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Richland Center

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 32 Mbps 6 Mbps Cable
Viasat 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 37 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 53581

The largest internet providers serving the 53581 ZIP code are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most in the 53581 ZIP code, covering 65% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 54% of the area. Richland Center’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 53581 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

65%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in the 53581 ZIP code, covering 65% 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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Richland Center, $58.99.

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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

54%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to about half of households in the 53581 ZIP code, covering 54% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 53581 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Richland Center, $58.99.

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 Richland Center, $0.80.

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 53581 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 54% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Richland Center's providers, 32 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 53581 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 53581 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Richland Center, $58.99.

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 Richland Center, $0.80.

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 53581 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Richland Center's providers, 32 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 53581 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 53581 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 54% of households in 53581. The next fastest internet provider in the 53581 ZIP code is GENUINE TELECOM, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 53% of the area.

Vernon Communications Cooperative offers the cheapest internet in the 53581 ZIP with service starting at $49.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Richland Center, $58.99.

GENUINE TELECOM is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 53581 ZIP code, covering 1.980% of the city. Vernon Communications Cooperative also offers fiber internet in 53581 and is available to 1.100% of households.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.