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Internet providers in 49245

Find internet providers serving the 49245 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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49245 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL71%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL12%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable61%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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49245 internet service at a glance

At 94%, broadband coverage in the 49245 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 49245 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 94% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 62% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Homer, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 49245 area, and 61.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 49245, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,200 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Homer

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Frontier 17 Mbps 16 Mbps DSL
Viasat 13 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in 49245

The largest internet providers serving the 49245 ZIP code are Frontier, CenturyLink, and WOW! bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to most in the 49245 ZIP code, covering 71% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 12% of the area. Homer’s third most-available internet provider, WOW!, offers cable to around 61% of residents in the 49245 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

71%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to most households in the 49245 ZIP code, covering 71% 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 Homer, $53.99.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

12%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 49245 ZIP code, covering 12% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Homer, $53.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Homer, $1.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 49245 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Homer's providers, 37 Mbps.

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WOW! cable internet

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

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

61%

Cable from WOW! offers broadband to most households in the 49245 ZIP code, covering 61% of the area.

WOW!’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 49245 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 Homer, $53.99.

WOW! customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.15 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Homer, $1.08.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, WOW! offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 49245 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Homer's providers, 37 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 49245 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 49245 and the greater Homer area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Homer at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Homer at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 49245 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 Homer may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Homer DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 49245 frequently asked questions

WOW! is the fastest internet provider in the 49245 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 61% of households in 49245. The next fastest internet provider in the 49245 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 12% of the area.

WOW! offers the cheapest internet in the 49245 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Homer, $53.99.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.

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.