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|AT&T||$30.00||10 - 25 Mbps||DSL||95%|
|Spectrum||$44.99||200 - 100 Mbps||Cable||96%|
|Baraga Telephone Company||$69.95||-||Fiber-optic||30%|
|Baraga Telephone Company||$69.95||-||DSL||8.935%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Viasat||$50.00||12 - 5 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|BendBroadband||-||100 - 1 Mbps||Wireless||100%|
|Pasty.net||$59.00||4 - 25 Mbps||Wireless||22%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Feb 22, 2021.Need help?
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 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 30% 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 $30 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.
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.
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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $54.70.
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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houghton, $1.09.
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 Houghton. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 36 Mbps.
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 $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $54.70.
Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houghton, $1.09.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Houghton. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 36 Mbps.
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 $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $54.70.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Baraga Telephone Company offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Houghton. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 36 Mbps.
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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Houghton at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Houghton residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.
Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Houghton with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Houghton. The next fastest internet provider in Houghton is Baraga Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 30% of the area.
AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Houghton with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $54.70.
Baraga Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Houghton, covering 30% of the city.
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.
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.
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.