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Internet providers in 49002

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AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL90%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable6.921%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable99%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 4 MbpsDSL67%
EagleNet - -DSL1.412%
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49002 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 49002 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 49002 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% 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 49002 area, and 93.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 49002, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 49002

The largest internet providers serving the 49002 ZIP code are AT&T, Spectrum, and TDS Telecom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all in the 49002 ZIP code, covering 90% 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 67% of residents in the 49002 ZIP code.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in the 49002 ZIP code, covering 90% 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 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 49002 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% 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 the 49002 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 49002 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 49002 ZIP code. 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

67%

DSL from TDS Telecom offers broadband to most households in the 49002 ZIP code, covering 67% of the area.

DSL internet from TDS Telecom 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 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 49002 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 67% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 49002 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 49002 and the greater Portage area. 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 in the 49002 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 49002 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 49002 ZIP code with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 49002. The next fastest internet provider in the 49002 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 6.921% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 49002 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Portage, $41.66.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.