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Internet providers in Rochester, MI

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Rochester, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable92%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rochester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rochester 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 Rochester area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Rochester residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 14% of those living in Rochester.

There are five internet providers serving the Rochester area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rochester's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rochester

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 59 Mbps 29 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 133 Mbps 90 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

The largest internet providers in Rochester are AT&T, Xfinity, and WOW! bringing DSL and cable options to Rochester.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Rochester residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Rochester’s third most-available internet provider, WOW!, offers cable to around 92% of Rochester residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Rochester covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Rochester 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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $49.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 175 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Rochester covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $49.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 175 Mbps.

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WOW! cable internet

Provider
WOW!
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

92%

Cable from WOW! offers broadband to nearly all households in Rochester covering 92% of the area.

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

Internet prices for WOW! start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $49.99.

WOW! customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.15 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, WOW! offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 175 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Rochester and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rochester at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rochester at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Rochester residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Rochester with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Rochester. The next fastest internet provider in Rochester is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $49.99.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.