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Internet providers in 48879

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48879 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL91%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable70%
Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association - -Fiber-optic58%
Daystarr Communications $50.00 250 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic35%
Winn Telephone - -Fiber-optic30%
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48879 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 48879 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 48879 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 93% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 70% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 62% of those living in the 48879 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 48879 area, and 73.55% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 48879, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 48879

The largest internet providers serving the 48879 ZIP code are Frontier, Spectrum, and Daystarr Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 48879 ZIP code, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 70% of the area. Saint Johns’s third most-available internet provider, Daystarr Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 35% of residents in the 48879 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 48879 ZIP code, covering 91% 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 Saint Johns, $46.84.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Saint Johns, $0.55.

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 48879 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint Johns's providers, 176 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

70%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 48879 ZIP code, covering 70% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 48879 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 Saint Johns, $46.84.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Saint Johns, $0.55.

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 48879 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Saint Johns's providers, 176 Mbps.

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Daystarr Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Daystarr Communications

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

35%

Fiber-optic from Daystarr Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 48879 ZIP code, covering 35% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Daystarr Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 48879 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Daystarr Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Saint Johns, $46.84.

Daystarr Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Saint Johns, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Daystarr Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 48879 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 35% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Saint Johns's providers, 176 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 48879 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 48879 and the greater Saint Johns area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Saint Johns at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Saint Johns at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 48879 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 Saint Johns 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 Saint Johns DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 48879 frequently asked questions

Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association is the fastest internet provider in the 48879 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 58% of households in 48879. The next fastest internet provider in the 48879 ZIP code is Daystarr Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 35% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 48879 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Saint Johns, $46.84.

Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 48879 ZIP code, covering 58% of the city. Daystarr Communications also offers fiber internet in 48879 and is available to 35% of households.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra 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.