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Internet Providers in Bark River, Michigan
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Internet Access in Bark River, Michigan
The Bark River area has two main providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. They have speeds as high as 100 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the local area. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite. They have coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Bark River and reported download speeds up to a maximum of 25 Mbps.
In terms of network tech available the city, we see that the most frequently available physical wire broadband Internet connection varieties are Cable and Satellite, with 57.02% and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Traditional cable TV providers are usually the source for cable Internet, since they can re-purpose their existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Bark River subscribers to cable service providers such as Spectrum generally select cable because of the reasonably low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)
Spectrum provides a common alternative, serving Bark River with a top speed of 940 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in Bark River. fixed wireless companies like T-Mobile Home Internet can achieve 25 Mbps over direct wireless hardware.
The information listed here comes via FCC coverage reports. Data is validated through private data sources to output more useful listings than is available from the FCC directly. Data about pricing of specific Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.
As a whole, Bark River's broadband access is not high — most buildings in the area have 1-2 providers. 2,000 of Bark River residents have one of fewer options — as can be seen by exploring the availability map below. (That's 80.59 percent of residents with a single source of Internet.) View the interactive map to understand coverage variation in the area, and access real-world speed test results for local providers.
Internet Statistics 2021
80.6% of consumers in Bark River2,000 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 Bark River, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||25 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||22.8%|
|Michigan Broadband||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||8.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Bark River
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Bark River to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bark River||5.3 Mbps||8||$0.69 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +540.3 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +156 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +175.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +181.3 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +173.8 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|