Internet providers in Bay City, MI

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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 $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Bay City

The largest internet providers in Bay City are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Bay City residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $52.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $1.19.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 56 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $52.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $1.19.

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 slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 56 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 Bay City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bay City 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $52.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $1.19.

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 Bay City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 56 Mbps.

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Bay City, MI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Air Advantage, LLC - -Fiber-optic20%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Air Advantage, LLC 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 $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $52.49.

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

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.