Internet providers in Shields, MI

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Provider
AT&T $30 100 - 25 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Air Advantage $45 5 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic70%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 $30 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Shields

The largest internet providers in Shields are AT&T, Spectrum, and Air Advantage bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, Air Advantage, offers fiber-optic to around 70% of Shields residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Shields, $44.99.

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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shields, $1.22.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Shields's providers, 198 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

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shields, $44.99.

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 Shields, $1.22.

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 slower than the average max speeds from all Shields's providers, 198 Mbps.

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Air Advantage fiber-optic internet

Provider

Air Advantage

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

70%

Fiber-optic from Air Advantage offers broadband to most households in Shields covering 70% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Air Advantage is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Shields than other internet types.

Internet prices for Air Advantage start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shields, $44.99.

Air Advantage customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shields, $1.22.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Air Advantage offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Shields. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shields's providers, 198 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Air Advantage 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 $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Shields, $44.99.

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

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.