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Internet providers in Alpena, MI

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL90%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
SpeedConnect $39.95 15 - 7 MbpsWireless1.078%
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Alpena internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Alpena is comparable to the rest of Michigan - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alpena area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Alpena residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Alpena, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Alpena area, and 89.94% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alpena's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Alpena

The largest internet providers in Alpena are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Alpena.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Alpena residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Alpena’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Alpena residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Alpena covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Alpena 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Alpena, $44.58.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alpena, $1.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Alpena. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alpena's providers, 36 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Alpena 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 Alpena, $44.58.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alpena, $1.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Alpena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Alpena's providers, 36 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Alpena covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alpena 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Alpena, $44.58.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alpena, $1.86.

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 Alpena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alpena's providers, 36 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Alpena with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Alpena. The next fastest internet provider in Alpena is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Alpena with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alpena, $44.58.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.