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Internet providers in Birmingham, MI

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Birmingham, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Clear Rate Communications - 1 - 40 MbpsDSL100%
Clear Rate Communications - 1 - 40 MbpsWired100%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable95%
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Birmingham internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Birmingham 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 Birmingham area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Birmingham residents. Cable 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 79% of those living in Birmingham.

There are six internet providers serving the Birmingham area, and 99.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Birmingham's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Birmingham

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Clear Rate Communications 35 Mbps 18 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 136 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
AT&T 231 Mbps 315 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Birmingham

The largest internet providers in Birmingham are AT&T, Xfinity, and WOW! bringing DSL and cable options to Birmingham.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Birmingham residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Birmingham’s third most-available internet provider, WOW!, offers cable to around 95% of Birmingham residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Birmingham covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Birmingham 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Birmingham, $49.99.

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 Birmingham, $0.85.

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 Birmingham. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Birmingham's providers, 175 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Birmingham covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Birmingham, $49.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 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 Birmingham, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Birmingham. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Birmingham's providers, 175 Mbps.

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WOW! cable internet

Provider
WOW!
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from WOW! offers broadband to nearly all households in Birmingham covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for WOW! start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Birmingham, $49.99.

WOW! customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.15 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Birmingham, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, WOW! offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Birmingham. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Birmingham's providers, 175 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Birmingham and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Birmingham at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Birmingham at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Birmingham residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Birmingham with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Birmingham. The next fastest internet provider in Birmingham is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Birmingham with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Birmingham, $49.99.

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.

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.

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.

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.