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Internet providers in 49047

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49047 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL75%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable56%
Sister Lakes Cable $51.00 18 - 100 MbpsCable38%
Midwest Energy & Communications $65.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic14%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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49047 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 49047 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 49047 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 89% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 81% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 52% of those living in the 49047 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 49047 area, and 75.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 49047, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Dowagiac

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Sister Lakes Cable 48 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
Frontier 52 Mbps 13 Mbps DSL
Viasat 6 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 144 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Midwest Energy & Communications 217 Mbps 200 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 49047

The largest internet providers serving the 49047 ZIP code are Frontier, Xfinity, and Sister Lakes Cable bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most in the 49047 ZIP code, covering 75% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 56% of the area. Dowagiac’s third most-available internet provider, Sister Lakes Cable, offers cable to around 38% of residents in the 49047 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in the 49047 ZIP code, covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dowagiac, $55.99.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

56%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to about half of households in the 49047 ZIP code, covering 56% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 49047 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 Dowagiac, $55.99.

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 Dowagiac, $1.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 49047 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dowagiac's providers, 417 Mbps.

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Sister Lakes Cable cable internet

Provider

Sister Lakes Cable

Starting price*
$51/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

38%

Cable from Sister Lakes Cable offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 49047 ZIP code, covering 38% of the area.

Sister Lakes Cable’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 49047 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sister Lakes Cable start at $51/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dowagiac, $55.99.

Sister Lakes Cable customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 18 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dowagiac, $1.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sister Lakes Cable offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 49047 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 38% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dowagiac's providers, 417 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 49047 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 49047 and the greater Dowagiac area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Dowagiac at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Dowagiac at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 49047 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 49047 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 49047 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 56% of households in 49047. The next fastest internet provider in the 49047 ZIP code is Midwest Energy & Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 14% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 49047 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Dowagiac, $55.99.

Midwest Energy & Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 49047 ZIP code, covering 14% of the city.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.