Internet providers in Shields, MI

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Shields internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Shields 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 Shields area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Shields 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 70% of those living in Shields.

There are six internet providers serving the Shields area, and 99.90% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Shields's six internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Shields

The largest internet providers in Shields are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Shields.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Shields residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Shields’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Shields residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Shields covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Shields 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shields, $52.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shields, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Shields. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Shields's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Shields covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shields, $52.49.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shields, $1.19.

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 Shields. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Shields's providers, 44 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Shields covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Shields where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Shields, $52.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shields, $1.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Shields. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Shields's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Shields, MI internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 25 Mbps DSL 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 100%
Air Advantage, LLC - - Fiber-optic 70%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Air Advantage, LLC is the fastest internet provider in Shields with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 70% of households in Shields. The next fastest internet provider in Shields is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

AT&T offers the cheapest internet in Shields with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shields, $52.49.

Air Advantage, LLC is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Shields, covering 70% of the city.

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.

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.

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.