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Internet Providers in Battle Creek, Michigan
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Internet Access in Battle Creek, Michigan
The averaged download performance (39.11 Mbps across all Battle Creek speed test records) clocks in under the state average of 128.24 Mbps. That said, the area has multiple wired Internet technologies to choose from including fiber and cable from several operators.
The broadband access data on this page is primarily sourced via FCC filings. Data is confirmed using private data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Speeds and pricing data is generated by our data analysis experts, who collect thousands of plans each year. We've gathered 540 Battle Creek Internet plans from 2014–present, with 50 Internet or bundled packages currently on the market.
So far as coverage options, the average Battle Creek household will have 5 providers serving their location, or exactly 5.17 providers per census block. Still, 3.6 percent of Battle Creek residents are limited to one choice for home broadband.
Viasat Internet is the most common Internet choice in Battle Creek. They are accessible for near one hundred percent of Battle Creek. HughesNet is also a common option, providing near one hundred percent of Battle Creek with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Battle Creek is 25 Mbps.
Aside from the Internet providers listed above, XFINITY from Comcast provides a third option for wired broadband in 94 percent of the Battle Creek area. Wireless options like satellite and mobile are available locally, but wired providers almost always have better pricing. As detailed below, the majority of Battle Creek residents have access to wired Internet.
- There are 22 internet providers in Battle Creek with 11 of those offering residential service
- Battle Creek is the 84th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Galesburg, Climax, Ceresco, and Augusta, but behind East Leroy.
- Explore internet access for communities within Battle Creek: Springfield
- The fastest zip code in Battle Creek for July 2021 is 49037. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.6% of consumers in Battle Creek3,000 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 Battle Creek, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CTS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||78.3%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||94.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||94.4%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|MEI Telecom Services||16 Mbps||DSL||8m 32s||4.1%|
|TDS Telecom||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||2.0%|
|JAS Networks||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||63.4%|
|ACD.net||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||60.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Broadband for Education in Battle Creek
Economic development reports routinely find a large pattern between internet service access and enhanced schooling.  At the college level, personal Internet access is practically a necessity as colleges such as The Robert B Miller College in Battle Creek adapt online systems to share out-of-class work. Looking at 2,028 speed tests recorded in the past annum at areas within 2 miles of The Robert B Miller College campus, performance averages are close to 43.84 Mbps — considerably higher than the lowest connection speed needed for viewing video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Battle Creek
Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the popular providers currently use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since customers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Internet access in Battle Creek neighborhoods
Coverage information in Battle Creek is available in the following local communities: Springfield.
Compare Battle Creek to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Battle Creek||39.1 Mbps||14||$0.15 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +495.3 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +109.7 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +121.5 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +130.4 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +123 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|