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Internet providers in Sterling Heights, MI

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Sterling Heights, MI internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.855%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable86%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Sterling Heights internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Sterling Heights residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Sterling Heights.

There are five internet providers serving the Sterling Heights area, and 97.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sterling Heights'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 Sterling Heights

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 94 Mbps 57 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 80 Mbps 39 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Sterling Heights

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

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Sterling Heights residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Sterling Heights’s third most-available internet provider, WOW!, offers cable to around 86% of Sterling Heights 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

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Sterling Heights covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights, $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 Sterling Heights, $0.82.

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 Sterling Heights. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling Heights's providers, 375 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 Sterling Heights covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights, $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 Sterling Heights, $0.82.

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 Sterling Heights. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling Heights's providers, 375 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

86%

Cable from WOW! offers broadband to nearly all households in Sterling Heights covering 86% of the area.

WOW!’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights, $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 Sterling Heights, $0.82.

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 Sterling Heights. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sterling Heights's providers, 375 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sterling Heights and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sterling Heights at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sterling Heights at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Sterling Heights. The next fastest internet provider in Sterling Heights is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 1.855% of the area.

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

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sterling Heights, covering 1.855% of the city.

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.

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.

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.