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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Air Advantage $45 5 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic20%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bay City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bay City 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 Bay City area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bay City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% of those living in Bay City.

There are six internet providers serving the Bay City area, and 97.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bay City's six internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bay City

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Bay City residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Bay City’s third most-available internet provider, Air Advantage, offers fiber-optic to around 20% of Bay City residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Bay City covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Bay City 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 Bay City, $44.99.

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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $1.22.

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 Bay City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 213 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 Bay City covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bay City 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 Bay City, $44.99.

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 Bay City, $1.22.

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 Bay City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 213 Mbps.

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Air Advantage fiber-optic internet

Provider

Air Advantage

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

20%

Fiber-optic from Air Advantage offers broadband to some, but not many households in Bay City covering 20% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Air Advantage is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bay City than other internet types.

Internet prices for Air Advantage start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $44.99.

Air Advantage customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $1.22.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Air Advantage offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Bay City. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 213 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Air Advantage is the fastest internet provider in Bay City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 20% of households in Bay City. The next fastest internet provider in Bay City is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Bay City with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $44.99.

Air Advantage is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bay City, covering 20% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.