Internet providers in 49242

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Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 25 MbpsDSL77%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 12 MbpsDSL15%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 75 MbpsCable74%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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49242 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 49242 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 49242 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 89% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Hillsdale, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 49242 area, and 80.26% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 49242, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 75 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 49242

The largest internet providers serving the 49242 ZIP code are AT&T, Frontier, and Xfinity bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to most in the 49242 ZIP code, covering 77% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from Frontier, which covers 15% of the area. Hillsdale’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 74% of residents in the 49242 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to most households in the 49242 ZIP code, covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsdale, $40.65.

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 Hillsdale, $3.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 49242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Hillsdale's providers, 30 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

15%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 49242 ZIP code, covering 15% 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hillsdale, $40.65.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hillsdale, $3.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 49242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Hillsdale's providers, 30 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

74%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in the 49242 ZIP code, covering 74% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 49242 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 Hillsdale, $40.65.

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 Hillsdale, $3.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 49242 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Hillsdale's providers, 30 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 49242 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 49242 and the greater Hillsdale area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hillsdale at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Hillsdale at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 49242 ZIP, 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 Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 49242 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 49242 ZIP code with download speeds up to 75 Mbps. These speeds are available to 74% of households in 49242. The next fastest internet provider in the 49242 ZIP code is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 77% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 49242 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hillsdale, $40.65.

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.