Internet Providers in Battle Creek, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Battle Creek, MI
Internet Providers: 14
Internet Plans: 31
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.94

Internet Access in Battle Creek, Michigan

The averaged download performance (43.01 Mbps across all Battle Creek speed test records) clocks in under the state average of 99.62 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 526 Battle Creek Internet plans from 2014–present, with 54 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 14 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 April 2021 is 49015. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CTS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
MEI Telecom Services 16 Mbps DSL 8m 32s
TDS Telecom 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s
JAS Networks 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s
ACD.net 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Battle Creek, Michigan

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 94.4% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 94.4% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 94.6% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • CTS Telecom - Fiber - 78.3% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • JAS - DSL - 63.4% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • ACD.net - DSL - 60.2% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 9.1% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 5.2% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 4.4% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • MEI Telecom Services - DSL - 4.1% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 16 Mbps
  • TDS - DSL - 2.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Battle Creek - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Battle Creek

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Battle Creek is the 84th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Galesburg, Climax, Ceresco, and Augusta, but behind East Leroy.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 7,000 people in Calhoun County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 79% of people living in Battle Creek have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 96% of Battle Creek residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 49015 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Battle Creek.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Calhoun County, approximately 21,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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. [1] 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 2,861 speed tests recorded in the past annum at areas within 2 miles of The Robert B Miller College campus, performance averages are close to 46.3 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Battle Creek

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 94.4%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 94.4%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 94.6%+ 1,200 Mbps
CTS Telecom Fiber 78.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
ACD.net DSL 60.2%+ 20 Mbps
JAS Networks DSL 63.4%+ 10 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 9.1%+ 940 Mbps
ACD.net Fixed Wireless 8.3%+ 3.0 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 5.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 4.4%+ 25 Mbps
MEI Telecom Services DSL 4.1%+ 16 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 2.0%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 95.5%+ 987 Mbps
CTS Telecom Fiber 60.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
ACD.net DSL 29.0%+ 10 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 19.4%+ 25 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 18.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
MEI Telecom Services DSL 14.5%+ 16 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 5.6%+ 940 Mbps
Clear Rate Communications Copper 8.3%+ 30 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 0.5%+ -- Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.3%+ 50 Mbps
Michigan Broadband Fiber 0.2%+ -- Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.1%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Battle Creek to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Battle Creek 43 Mbps 14 $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +372.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +2 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +75.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +73.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +84.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +84.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )