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Internet Providers in Allegan, Michigan
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Internet Access in Allegan, Michigan
As it stands, there are 10 broadband providers in the Allegan area marketing residential service, and a total of 16 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like Spectrum Business. (Some might be "double entries", since many companies advertise home and business services separately.)
Considering network technology available around the Allegan area, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband Internet technology types are Cable (64.57 percent coverage) and DSL (51.30 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV corporations are usually the source for cable home Internet service, since they can leverage their existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Allegan subscribers to cable service providers such as Spectrum generally select it because of the reasonably low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) DSL service is delivered via telephone wires, and comes from providers like Frontier Communications that have existing phone networks. DSL is the slowest of all other major Internet services except dial-up.
So far as coverage options, the average household in Allegan will have 3-4 companies at their address. Only 49.64 percent of Allegan residents have one or fewer options for residential Internet service.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Allegan. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Allegan census blocks. HughesNet is the most common followup option, serving virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Allegan is 25 megabits per second.
The Internet availability statistics on the page below are based on government data and private data we collect directly from industry sources or via private third parties. Averaged statistics about speed averages comes from M-Labs, which is the speed test utility integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome search results. Our market research team has hand-filed package pricing and service data on 400 Internet plans within the Allegan market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
49.6% of consumers in Allegan8,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Allegan, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||51.3%|
|Bloomingdale Communications||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||5.9%|
|AT&T Internet||25 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||16.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Allegan
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Allegan
Data from our market research team suggests that top providers in Allegan currently use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Allegan to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Allegan||79.2 Mbps||11||$0.79 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +455.2 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +69.6 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +81.4 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +90.3 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +82.9 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Allegan
Frontier does not have reliable internet. We did not have are internet a week and it was of a whole day. Times before it was off 1 week to 2 weeks and It seems to be a normal thing and it's not even cool. I don't recommend this provider. We don't pay for are internet to be off.