Milwaukee Internet | Service Providers in Milwaukee

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About Internet Service in Milwaukee

When it comes to Milwaukee’s Internet connectivity, it’s easy to see why they fall behind other, similar sized cities; the city is below the national average and is not even in the top 50 for download speeds for the state of Wisconsin. A number of additional providers may soon set up shop in Milwaukee, which could help spur improvements in distribution and connectivity, resulting in faster speeds.

Milwaukee County Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 86
  • Population: 595,576
  • Housing Units: 259,490
Milwaukee Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 73.1% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 18.3% 24.8%
Milwaukee Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $38,551 $58,283
Poverty Rate 38,551% 15.8%
Below $25k 35.7% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 36.6% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 26.1% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 7.9% 16.5%
$200k or more 1.0% 4.2%


Internet Access in Milwaukee

City Connectivity

Milwaukee is like a tale of two cities, where one outpaces national averages in terms of DSL accessibility, cable, and wireless access, and the other falls behind in access to fiber and higher connection speeds.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 97.4% 89.7%
Fiber 2.1% 23.3%
Cable 100% 88.6%
Wireless 100.0% 99.0%


Internet Speed in Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s Internet speeds are among the slowest in the country. The context of their position becomes clearer when you consider that the whole state of Wisconsin ranks 42nd overall, and Milwaukee does not break into the top 50 of Wisconsin towns and cities. Milwaukee’s connection speeds, when compared to other Wisconsin locales, does not fare well; New London, which clocks a top download speed of 33.06 Mbps, is more than twice as fast as Milwaukee. Even Wisconsin’s 50th ranked town, New Berlin, has a download speed of nearly 2 Mbps faster.

  • Upload Speed: 2.96 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 14.87 Mbps
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Milwaukee-Area Providers

Milwaukee has three residential Internet service providers, all of which serve portions of the city and surrounding suburbs. Additional ISPs provide service exclusively to businesses and commercial accounts.

For Milwaukee, the final list of ISPs looks like this:

Time Warner

  • Service Areas: Service levels and availability vary by address
  • Service Tiers: Everyday Low Price, Basic, Standard, Turbo, Extreme and Ultimate
  • Downstream Speeds: 2 Mbps, 3 Mbps, 15 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $14.99 – $64.99
  • Features and Limitations: Upstream speeds range from 1 Mbps for the bottom three plans, 2 Mbps for the Turbo, and 5 Mbps for the Extreme and Ultimate packages. None of the packages include equipment, which must be purchased or rented separately.

AT&T U-verse

  • Service Areas: Availability based on address
  • Service Tiers: Pro, Elite, Max Plus and Max Turbo
  • Downstream Speeds: 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 18 Mbps, and 24 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $29.95, $34.95, $44.95, and $54.95
  • Features and Limitations: A one year commitment is required at the time you sign up for service. Equipment and security software is bundled with the plans.


  • Service Areas: Availability based on address
  • Service Tiers: High Speed Internet and High Speed Internet Advanced
  • Downstream Speeds: 0.5 Mbps – 15 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $19.99 – $29.99
  • Features and Limitations: Verizon lists DSL speeds up to 15 Mbps for downloads, but currently only offers 2 packages with a maximum download rate of 3 Mbps, which is below the statewide average.

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