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Internet providers in 48461

Find internet providers serving the 48461 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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48461 internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL86%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable24%
Air Advantage $45 5 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic38%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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48461 internet service at a glance

At 88%, broadband coverage in the 48461 ZIP code is slightly lower than the rest of Michigan - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 48461 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 86% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 38% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in the 48461 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 48461 area, and 41.04% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 48461, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 48461

The largest internet providers serving the 48461 ZIP code are Frontier, Spectrum, and Air Advantage bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 48461 ZIP code, covering 86% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 24% of the area. North Branch’s third most-available internet provider, Air Advantage, offers fiber-optic to around 38% of residents in the 48461 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 48461 ZIP code, covering 86% 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 North Branch, $44.65.

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 North Branch, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 48461 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 232 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

24%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 48461 ZIP code, covering 24% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 48461 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.65.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 48461 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 232 Mbps.

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Air Advantage fiber-optic internet

Provider

Air Advantage

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

38%

Fiber-optic from Air Advantage offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 48461 ZIP code, covering 38% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Air Advantage is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 48461 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Air Advantage start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.65.

Air Advantage customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $2.13.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Air Advantage offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 48461 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 38% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 232 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 48461 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 48461 and the greater North Branch area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in North Branch at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in North Branch at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 48461 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 North Branch 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 North Branch DSL, fiber-optic, and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 48461 frequently asked questions

Air Advantage is the fastest internet provider in the 48461 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 38% of households in 48461. The next fastest internet provider in the 48461 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 24% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 48461 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.65.

Air Advantage is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 48461 ZIP code, covering 38% of the city.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.