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Internet providers in Waukesha, WI

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.801%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL70%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Waukesha internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Waukesha 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 Waukesha area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Waukesha residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.800% of those living in Waukesha.

There are six internet providers serving the Waukesha area, and 99.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waukesha's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Waukesha

The largest internet providers in Waukesha are AT&T, Spectrum, and TDS Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to Waukesha.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Waukesha residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Waukesha’s third most-available internet provider, TDS Telecom, offers DSL to around 70% of Waukesha residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Waukesha covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Waukesha 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Waukesha, $47.07.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waukesha, $0.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Waukesha. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waukesha's providers, 238 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Waukesha covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waukesha 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 Waukesha, $47.07.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waukesha, $0.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Waukesha. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Waukesha's providers, 238 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom DSL internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

4 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.512 Mbps

Average availability

70%

DSL from TDS Telecom offers broadband to most households in Waukesha covering 70% of the area.

DSL internet from TDS Telecom uses telephone lines in Waukesha 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 TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Waukesha, $47.07.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waukesha, $0.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 4 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.512 Mbps in Waukesha. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waukesha's providers, 238 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Waukesha, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Waukesha, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Waukesha may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Waukesha cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Waukesha with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.801% of households in Waukesha. The next fastest internet provider in Waukesha is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Waukesha with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waukesha, $47.07.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Waukesha, covering 3.801% of the city.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.

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.