Internet providers in Portage, MI

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Portage, MI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL92%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable1.610%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL33%
EagleNet - -DSL1.284%
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Portage internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Portage 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 Portage area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Portage residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Portage, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Portage area, and 95.38% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Portage's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Portage

The largest internet providers in Portage are AT&T, Spectrum, and TDS Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to Portage.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Portage residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 99% of the area. Portage’s third most-available internet provider, TDS Telecom, offers DSL to around 33% of Portage residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Portage covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Portage 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 Portage, $41.66.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portage, $1.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Portage. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Portage covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Portage 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 Portage, $41.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portage, $1.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Portage. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 97 Mbps.

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TDS Telecom DSL internet

Provider

TDS Telecom

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

4 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.512 Mbps

Average availability

33%

DSL from TDS Telecom offers broadband to some, but not many households in Portage covering 33% of the area.

DSL internet from TDS Telecom uses telephone lines in Portage 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 TDS Telecom start at $35/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Portage, $41.66.

TDS Telecom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $35.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Portage, $1.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, TDS Telecom offers download speeds up to 4 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.512 Mbps in Portage. These download speeds are available to 33% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Portage's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Portage and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Portage at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Portage at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Portage residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Portage with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Portage. The next fastest internet provider in Portage is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 1.610% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Portage with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portage, $41.66.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.