Internet providers in 49931

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49931 internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 18 MbpsDSL87%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable98%
Baraga Telephone Company $69.95 -Fiber-optic48%
Baraga Telephone Company $69.95 -DSL15%
Alpha Enterprises $31.50 4 - 10 MbpsDSL1.167%
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49931 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 49931 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 49931 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% of those living in the 49931 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 49931 area, and 96.44% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 49931, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 49931

The largest internet providers serving the 49931 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and Baraga Telephone Company bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 49931 ZIP code, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 98% of the area. Houghton’s third most-available internet provider, Baraga Telephone Company, offers fiber-optic to around 48% of residents in the 49931 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

87%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 49931 ZIP code, covering 87% 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 Houghton, $51.80.

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, $1.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 49931 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 31 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 49931 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 49931 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, $51.80.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Houghton, $1.20.

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 49931 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 31 Mbps.

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Baraga Telephone Company fiber-optic internet

Provider

Baraga Telephone Company

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

48%

Fiber-optic from Baraga Telephone Company offers broadband to about half of households in the 49931 ZIP code, covering 48% 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 49931 ZIP code 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, $51.80.

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 49931 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Houghton's providers, 31 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 49931 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 49931 and the greater Houghton area. 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 in the 49931 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 49931 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 49931 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 49931. The next fastest internet provider in the 49931 ZIP code is Baraga Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 48% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in the 49931 ZIP with service starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Houghton, $51.80.

Baraga Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 49931 ZIP code, covering 48% 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.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.