Internet providers in Big Rapids, MI

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Big Rapids, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 25 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable99%
Casair.net $59.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic63%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Big Rapids internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Big Rapids 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 Big Rapids area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Big Rapids residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 63% of those living in Big Rapids.

There are five internet providers serving the Big Rapids area, and 97.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Big Rapids's five internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Big Rapids

The largest internet providers in Big Rapids are AT&T, Spectrum, and Casair.net bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Big Rapids.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Big Rapids residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Big Rapids’s third most-available internet provider, Casair.net, offers fiber-optic to around 63% of Big Rapids residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

97%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Big Rapids 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 Big Rapids, $48.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Rapids, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Big Rapids. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Big Rapids's providers, 277 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Big Rapids covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Big Rapids 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 Big Rapids, $48.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Rapids, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Big Rapids. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Big Rapids's providers, 277 Mbps.

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Casair.net fiber-optic internet

Provider

Casair.net

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

63%

Fiber-optic from Casair.net offers broadband to most households in Big Rapids covering 63% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Casair.net is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Big Rapids than other internet types.

Internet prices for Casair.net start at $59.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Rapids, $48.99.

Casair.net customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Rapids, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Casair.net offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Big Rapids. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Big Rapids's providers, 277 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Casair.net is the fastest internet provider in Big Rapids with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 63% of households in Big Rapids. The next fastest internet provider in Big Rapids is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 99% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Big Rapids with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Big Rapids, $48.99.

Casair.net is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Big Rapids, covering 63% 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.

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%.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.