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Internet providers in Wauwatosa, WI

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic24%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL94%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL54%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Wauwatosa internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Wauwatosa residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Wauwatosa.

There are six internet providers serving the Wauwatosa area, and 97.20% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wauwatosa's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Wauwatosa

The largest internet providers in Wauwatosa are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Wauwatosa.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Wauwatosa residents, covering 94% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 24% of the area. Wauwatosa’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Wauwatosa residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Wauwatosa covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa, $43.32.

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 Wauwatosa, $0.85.

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 Wauwatosa. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wauwatosa's providers, 242 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

24%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Wauwatosa covering 24% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from AT&T is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Wauwatosa than other internet types.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wauwatosa, $43.32.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wauwatosa, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Wauwatosa. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wauwatosa's providers, 242 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 Wauwatosa covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa, $43.32.

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 Wauwatosa, $0.85.

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 Wauwatosa. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Wauwatosa's providers, 242 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Wauwatosa and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wauwatosa at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Wauwatosa at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa 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 Wauwatosa cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Wauwatosa with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 24% of households in Wauwatosa. The next fastest internet provider in Wauwatosa is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Wauwatosa with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Wauwatosa, $43.32.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wauwatosa, covering 24% of the city.

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