Internet providers in East Lansing, MI

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East Lansing, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 75 MbpsDSL95%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 150 MbpsCable95%
Hilltop Broadband $44.95 4 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic95%
Clear Rate Communications - -Wired61%
BendBroadband - 100 - 4 MbpsDSL42%
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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.

Top high-speed internet providers in East Lansing

The largest internet providers in East Lansing are AT&T, Xfinity, and Hilltop Broadband bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, Hilltop Broadband, offers fiber-optic to around 95% of East Lansing residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in East Lansing, $42.99.

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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Lansing, $2.87.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all East Lansing's providers, 255 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, $42.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Lansing, $2.87.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all East Lansing's providers, 255 Mbps.

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Hilltop Broadband fiber-optic internet

Provider

Hilltop Broadband

Starting price*
$44.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from Hilltop Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in East Lansing covering 95% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Hilltop Broadband is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout East Lansing than other internet types.

Internet prices for Hilltop Broadband start at $44.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in East Lansing, $42.99.

Hilltop Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $11.24 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in East Lansing, $2.87.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hilltop Broadband offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in East Lansing. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all East Lansing's providers, 255 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in East Lansing and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in East Lansing at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in East Lansing at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many East Lansing residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Hilltop Broadband 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, $42.99.

Hilltop Broadband is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in East Lansing, covering 95% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.