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Internet providers in 48708

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48708 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable96%
Air Advantage $55.00 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic33%
BendBroadband - 300 - 1,000 MbpsDSL1.010%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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48708 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 48708 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 48708 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.930% of those living in the 48708 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 48708 area, and 95.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 48708, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bay City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 113 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Air Advantage 24 Mbps 29 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 24 Mbps 11 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 48708

The largest internet providers serving the 48708 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 48708 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 96% of the area. Bay City’s third most-available internet provider, Air Advantage, offers fiber-optic to around 33% of residents in the 48708 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 48708 ZIP code, covering 96% 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $58.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 48708 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 48708 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 48708 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $58.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 48708 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Air Advantage fiber-optic internet

Provider

Air Advantage

Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

33%

Fiber-optic from Air Advantage offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 48708 ZIP code, covering 33% 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 48708 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Air Advantage start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $58.99.

Air Advantage customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bay City, $0.66.

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 48708 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bay City's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 48708 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 48708 and the greater Bay City area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Bay City at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bay City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 48708 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 $64.99 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 DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 48708 frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in the 48708 ZIP code with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in 48708. The next fastest internet provider in the 48708 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 96% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 48708 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Bay City, $58.99.

Air Advantage is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 48708 ZIP code, covering 33% 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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.