Internet providers in 48706

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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL98%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Air Advantage $45 5 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic13%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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48706 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 48706 ZIP code 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 48706 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. 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 13% of those living in the 48706 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 48706 area, and 98.38% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 48706, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 48706

The largest internet providers serving the 48706 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Air Advantage bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 48706 ZIP code, covering 98% 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 13% of residents in the 48706 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 48706 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines 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 48706 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 207 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 the 48706 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 48706 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 48706 ZIP code. 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, 207 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

13%

Fiber-optic from Air Advantage offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 48706 ZIP code, covering 13% 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 48706 ZIP code 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 48706 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 207 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 48706 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 48706 and the greater Bay City area. 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 in the 48706 ZIP, 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 providers in 48706 frequently asked questions

Air Advantage is the fastest internet provider in the 48706 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 13% of households in 48706. The next fastest internet provider in the 48706 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 48706 ZIP with service 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 serving the 48706 ZIP code, covering 13% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.