Internet providers in East Lansing, MI

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East Lansing internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in East Lansing 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 East Lansing area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of East Lansing residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 95% of those living in East Lansing.

There are seven internet providers serving the East Lansing area, and 98.10% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among East Lansing's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in East Lansing

The largest internet providers in East Lansing are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to East Lansing.

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

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in East Lansing covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in East Lansing 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in East Lansing, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Lansing, $1.48.

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 East Lansing. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all East Lansing's providers, 69 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in East Lansing covering 95% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but East Lansing 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 East Lansing, $47.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Lansing, $1.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in East Lansing. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all East Lansing's providers, 69 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in East Lansing covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of East Lansing where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in East Lansing, $47.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Lansing, $1.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in East Lansing. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all East Lansing's providers, 69 Mbps.

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East Lansing, MI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 95%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 150 Mbps Cable 95%
Smiling J LLC - - Fiber-optic 95%
Clear Rate Communications, Inc. - - Wired 61%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - - DSL 42%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Smiling J LLC is the fastest internet provider in East Lansing with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in East Lansing. The next fastest internet provider in East Lansing is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in East Lansing with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in East Lansing, $47.49.

Smiling J LLC is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in East Lansing, covering 95% of the city.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.