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Broadband Internet in Michigan

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Internet Access in Michigan

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Coverage by County

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84.0%
84.0% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
56.0%
56.0% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

72.1

19th

Broadband Speeds

90.0%

of Michiganders have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

16.1%

of Michiganders have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

96.5%

of Michiganders have access to wireline service.

16.6%

of Michiganders have access to fiber-optic service.

89.5%

of Michiganders have access to cable service.

91.2%

of Michiganders have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Michigan

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Alcona 66.6%
Alger 77.2%
Allegan 75.9%
Alpena 92.2%
Antrim 89.7%
Arenac 59.8%
Baraga 63.5%
Barry 55.9%
Bay 94.2%
Benzie 74.6%
Berrien 93.1%
Branch 63.9%
Calhoun 80.0%
Cass 97.1%
Charlevoix 83.2%
Cheboygan 60.4%
Chippewa 78.4%
Clare 74.8%
Clinton 64.6%
Crawford 56.7%
Delta 84.1%
Dickinson 85.9%
Eaton 83.0%
Emmet 92.0%
Genesee 99.0%
Gladwin 76.5%
Gogebic 77.5%
Grand Traverse 95.0%
Gratiot 76.3%
Hillsdale 63.1%
Houghton 85.1%
Huron 69.7%
Ingham 87.3%
Ionia 68.0%
Iosco 86.7%
Iron 56.2%
Isabella 79.7%
Jackson 75.5%
Kalamazoo 99.2%
Kalkaska 47.6%
Kent 97.7%
Keweenaw 58.5%
Lake 30.8%
Lapeer 74.7%
Leelanau 82.9%
Lenawee 78.4%
Livingston 94.8%
Luce 1.5%
Mackinac 68.5%
Macomb 99.0%
Manistee 64.5%
Marquette 90.5%
Mason 66.2%
Mecosta 77.2%
Menominee 69.2%
Midland 93.2%
Missaukee 33.2%
Monroe 94.4%
Montcalm 70.5%
Montmorency 0.1%
Muskegon 94.1%
Newaygo 47.7%
Oakland 99.4%
Oceana 37.8%
Ogemaw 82.2%
Ontonagon 67.4%
Osceola 29.8%
Oscoda 32.1%
Otsego 84.1%
Ottawa 98.1%
Presque Isle 35.7%
Roscommon 94.7%
Saginaw 95.7%
St. Clair 81.5%
St. Joseph 84.0%
Sanilac 44.2%
Schoolcraft 57.8%
Shiawassee 82.4%
Tuscola 68.9%
Van Buren 81.7%
Washtenaw 96.5%
Wayne 99.5%
Wexford 65.4%

Internet Speed in Top Michigan Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Detroit 69.1 MBPS 25 Providers
2. Grand Rapids 82.1 MBPS 32 Providers
3. Flint 94.8 MBPS 26 Providers
4. Lansing 60.4 MBPS 23 Providers
5. Kalamazoo 80.9 MBPS 27 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Michigan

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 105.7 MBPS
WOW! 74.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 70.4 MBPS
AT&T Internet 56.3 MBPS
Frontier Communications 7.6 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Michigan, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

Ranking 19th in the USA in the area of broadband access, Michigan is in the top 40% of states with the best internet. Michigan’s average statewide download speed of 113.3 Mbps is not remarkably fast when compared to some even lower-ranking states, however 91.0% of Michiganders have access to what is considered high-speed internet service. Broadband access varies from county to county, but one of the highest concentrations of coverage occurs in the southeast corner, toward the bottom of the ‘thumb’ of Michigan’s famous mitten shape.

The Digital Divide in Michigan

The phrase ‘digital divide’ is often used when referring to the technological rift between those who have access to the latest telecommunications technologies at an affordable price and those who do not.

When it comes to wired broadband affordability, Michigan is slightly ahead of the rest of the nation. Affordability data reveals that 56.0% of Michiganders have access to a monthly internet plan that costs $60 or less. On a nationwide scale, only 51.5% of Americans have access to an internet plan at that same low price level.

Currently, 809,000 people in Michigan are left without access to a wired internet connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Another 360,000 people don’t have access to a wired broadband connection at all, and 816,000 Michiganders only have access to one internet provider at their place of residence, despite the fact that there are 269 internet providers operating within the state.

Best-Connected Cities

The cities with the best combination of internet pricing, coverage, and speeds in this uniquely shaped state are Sterling Heights, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Flint. At this time, Sterling Heights is the highest-ranking city in Michigan when it comes to broadband connectivity.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the flip side, the worst-connected cities in the ‘Great Lakes State’ are Arnold, Sidnaw, Copper Harbor, and Winn, with Arnold ranking lowest in Michigan. No residents of these cities have any access to wired broadband internet.

Find out how Michigan’s broadband stats stack up against the rest of the United States here.

Governmental Initiatives

To fund statewide data collection and broadband development, the Connected Nation Michigan program has been awarded $4,755,684 in federal grants since 2010. Federal infrastructure grdata hereants amounting to $108,574,985 have also been awarded toward broadband infrastructure projects throughout Michigan.

Additionally, a Public Safety Broadband Program was “established to support Michigan's role in the national endeavor to build a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) for First Responders.”

The above information is taken from both public and private datasets. Learn more about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Michigan Cities

Average speed over time
Ada 98.8% 20 providers
Adrian 86.8% 15 providers
Albion 1.8% 14 providers
Algonac 98.8% 12 providers
Allegan 64.6% 15 providers
Allen Park 100.0% 14 providers
Allendale 100.0% 16 providers
Alma 92.1% 18 providers
Alpena 97.7% 9 providers
Ann Arbor 99.0% 26 providers
Auburn Hills 97.0% 21 providers
Battle Creek 97.2% 23 providers
Bay City 99.6% 19 providers
Belding 85.6% 15 providers
Belleville 99.1% 15 providers
Benton Harbor 97.4% 13 providers
Berkley 99.7% 14 providers
Berrien Springs 96.4% 14 providers
Big Rapids 90.4% 15 providers
Birmingham 99.9% 16 providers
Bloomfield Hills 100.0% 20 providers
Brighton 99.9% 17 providers
Brooklyn 82.8% 13 providers
Buchanan 85.5% 13 providers
Burton 99.7% 15 providers
Byron Center 97.0% 21 providers
Cadillac 85.6% 13 providers
Caledonia 98.1% 25 providers
Canton 99.0% 18 providers
Carleton 94.0% 12 providers
Caro 80.1% 14 providers
Cedar Springs 86.6% 14 providers
Charlotte 92.1% 15 providers
Cheboygan 75.8% 15 providers
Chelsea 80.3% 15 providers
Clarkston 99.5% 18 providers
Clawson 100.0% 19 providers
Clinton Township 99.6% 18 providers
Clio 99.6% 16 providers
Coldwater 87.9% 12 providers
Commerce Township 99.9% 14 providers
Comstock Park 99.4% 19 providers
Davison 99.7% 16 providers
Dearborn 99.7% 17 providers
Dearborn Heights 99.7% 16 providers
Detroit 99.4% 25 providers
Dewitt 81.1% 16 providers
Dexter 98.4% 14 providers
Dowagiac 91.1% 13 providers
East Lansing 98.3% 21 providers
Eastpointe 100.0% 13 providers
Eaton Rapids 71.1% 16 providers
Edwardsburg 95.3% 14 providers
Escanaba 96.0% 11 providers
Essexville 99.6% 12 providers
Farmington 99.6% 26 providers
Fenton 99.4% 19 providers
Ferndale 100.0% 16 providers
Flat Rock 99.6% 14 providers
Flint 99.4% 26 providers
Flushing 99.5% 17 providers
Fort Gratiot 94.7% 16 providers
Fowlerville 64.8% 19 providers
Franklin 100.0% 19 providers
Fraser 100.0% 16 providers
Freeland 98.5% 16 providers
Fremont 69.1% 16 providers
Garden City 99.9% 13 providers
Gaylord 95.9% 18 providers
Gladwin 67.3% 17 providers
Grand Blanc 99.0% 20 providers
Grand Haven 100.0% 17 providers
Grand Ledge 78.7% 15 providers
Grand Rapids 99.1% 32 providers
Grandville 100.0% 22 providers
Greenville 93.1% 17 providers
Grosse Ile 99.9% 15 providers
Grosse Pointe 99.8% 14 providers
Hamtramck 99.9% 12 providers
Harper Woods 100.0% 13 providers
Harrison 81.2% 13 providers
Harrison Township 99.5% 14 providers
Haslett 92.6% 16 providers
Hastings 71.5% 16 providers
Hazel Park 100.0% 13 providers
Highland 98.7% 13 providers
Highland Park 99.9% 12 providers
Hillsdale 83.9% 13 providers
Holland 98.4% 29 providers
Holly 96.9% 17 providers
Holt 97.4% 16 providers
Howell 98.2% 18 providers
Hudsonville 99.8% 18 providers
Inkster 100.0% 13 providers
Ionia 86.9% 16 providers
Iron Mountain 93.3% 11 providers
Ishpeming 94.3% 8 providers
Jackson 93.7% 22 providers
Jenison 100.0% 18 providers
Kalamazoo 99.9% 27 providers
Lake Orion 99.9% 18 providers
Lansing 98.5% 23 providers
Lapeer 95.8% 15 providers
Lincoln Park 99.6% 15 providers
Linden 98.4% 15 providers
Livonia 99.7% 25 providers
Lowell 92.3% 18 providers
Ludington 88.2% 13 providers
Macomb 100.0% 13 providers
Madison Heights 98.6% 19 providers
Manistee 87.1% 10 providers
Marquette 96.9% 13 providers
Marshall 84.0% 18 providers
Mason 78.5% 14 providers
Melvindale 100.0% 15 providers
Menominee 92.3% 9 providers
Middleville 83.0% 16 providers
Midland 99.1% 22 providers
Milan 90.1% 11 providers
Milford 99.2% 17 providers
Monroe 99.4% 22 providers
Mount Clemens 100.0% 14 providers
Mount Morris 99.8% 16 providers
Mount Pleasant 94.0% 17 providers
Muskegon 98.7% 20 providers
New Baltimore 99.8% 16 providers
Newaygo 63.9% 17 providers
Newport 97.6% 12 providers
Niles 97.3% 16 providers
Northville 99.9% 20 providers
Novi 99.0% 22 providers
Oak Park 99.7% 20 providers
Okemos 98.5% 23 providers
Ortonville 99.5% 17 providers
Owosso 92.0% 14 providers
Oxford 100.0% 16 providers
Paw Paw 96.8% 14 providers
Petoskey 100.0% 17 providers
Pinckney 99.1% 14 providers
Plainwell 91.4% 20 providers
Plymouth 99.5% 16 providers
Pontiac 97.6% 18 providers
Port Huron 99.2% 11 providers
Portage 99.5% 23 providers
Portland 78.4% 16 providers
Redford 99.7% 19 providers
Riverview 100.0% 16 providers
Rochester 99.9% 20 providers
Rockford 97.6% 16 providers
Rockwood 99.7% 12 providers
Romeo 94.5% 16 providers
Romulus 99.8% 15 providers
Roscommon 87.3% 12 providers
Roseville 99.8% 15 providers
Royal Oak 99.9% 19 providers
Saginaw 99.4% 24 providers
Saint Clair 95.4% 12 providers
Saint Clair Shores 99.9% 16 providers
Saint Johns 55.9% 16 providers
Saint Joseph 99.9% 16 providers
Saint Louis 82.3% 13 providers
Saline 92.1% 13 providers
Sault Sainte Marie 91.3% 11 providers
South Haven 78.4% 11 providers
South Lyon 99.9% 17 providers
Southfield 98.9% 30 providers
Southgate 99.2% 16 providers
Sparta 97.9% 14 providers
Spring Lake 99.5% 17 providers
Sterling Heights 99.5% 20 providers
Stevensville 90.7% 15 providers
Sturgis 87.9% 11 providers
Swartz Creek 98.6% 16 providers
Taylor 96.8% 16 providers
Tecumseh 86.7% 9 providers
Temperance 97.3% 15 providers
Three Rivers 94.0% 13 providers
Traverse City 99.1% 21 providers
Trenton 99.4% 14 providers
Troy 99.8% 26 providers
Twin Lake 91.0% 12 providers
Utica 99.9% 18 providers
Vicksburg 98.8% 15 providers
Walled Lake 99.1% 16 providers
Warren 98.9% 19 providers
Washington 99.5% 15 providers
Waterford 99.8% 17 providers
Wayland 91.1% 18 providers
Wayne 100.0% 17 providers
West Bloomfield 99.9% 19 providers
West Branch 82.6% 15 providers
Westland 99.7% 18 providers
White Lake 99.8% 14 providers
Whitmore Lake 99.1% 10 providers
Williamston 13.6% 15 providers
Wixom 98.3% 18 providers
Wyandotte 99.9% 13 providers
Wyoming 99.1% 26 providers
Ypsilanti 98.9% 17 providers
Zeeland 97.6% 21 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.