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Internet providers in Houghton, MI

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Houghton, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL95%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable96%
Baraga Telephone Company $49.95 -Fiber-optic30%
Baraga Telephone Company $49.95 -DSL8.935%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Houghton internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Houghton 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 Houghton area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Houghton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% of those living in Houghton.

There are eight internet providers serving the Houghton area, and 93.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Houghton's eight internet providers, prices start at $49.95 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Houghton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 133 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Baraga Telephone Company 93 Mbps 27 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Houghton

The largest internet providers in Houghton are AT&T, Spectrum, and Baraga Telephone Company bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Houghton.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Houghton residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 96% of the area. Houghton’s third most-available internet provider, Baraga Telephone Company, offers fiber-optic to around 30% of Houghton residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Houghton 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $59.70.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houghton, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Houghton. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Houghton covering 96% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $59.70.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houghton, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Houghton. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Baraga Telephone Company fiber-optic internet

Provider

Baraga Telephone Company

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Fiber-optic from Baraga Telephone Company offers broadband to some, but not many households in Houghton covering 30% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Baraga Telephone Company is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Houghton than other internet types.

Internet prices for Baraga Telephone Company start at $49.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $59.70.

Baraga Telephone Company customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houghton, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Baraga Telephone Company offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Houghton. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Houghton with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Houghton. The next fastest internet provider in Houghton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 96% of the area.

Baraga Telephone Company offers the cheapest internet in Houghton with plans starting at $49.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $59.70.

Baraga Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Houghton, covering 30% of the city.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.