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Internet providers in Rochester, WI

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Rochester, WI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL8.286%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsDSL59%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic59%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rochester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rochester 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 Rochester area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Rochester residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 60% of those living in Rochester.

There are seven internet providers serving the Rochester area, and 98.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rochester's seven internet providers, prices start at $29 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rochester

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 125 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

The largest internet providers in Rochester are Spectrum, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Rochester.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Rochester residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Rochester’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Rochester residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rochester 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 Rochester, $53.79.

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 Rochester, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 73 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 Rochester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rochester 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 Rochester, $53.79.

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 Rochester, $0.90.

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 Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 73 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rochester 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $53.79.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 73 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Rochester with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 8.286% of households in Rochester. The next fastest internet provider in Rochester is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 99% of the area.

Geneva On-Line offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $29/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $53.79.

BendBroadband is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rochester, covering 59% of the city.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.

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.