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Internet Providers in Bear Lake, Michigan
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Internet Access in Bear Lake, Michigan
Data on this page is calculated from biannual FCC broadband coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct reporting from providers to further validate that data. Plan, pricing, and other data is gathered by our data team. To date, we've analyzed 265 broadband deals for Bear Lake since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 6 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area in Bear Lake. close to one hundred percent of Bear Lake census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing practically one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest package listed by HughesNet for Bear Lake is 25 megabits per second download.
Looking at network technologies offered in the area, the most frequently available physical wire Internet technology options are DSL and Cable, with 70.25% and 56.81% respectively. Cable internet connections are sold by traditional cable television corporations, who use preexisting coaxial cable TV networks. Bear Lake subscribers to cable ISPs such as Spectrum usually pick cable thanks to the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) DSL Internet service is transmitted via twisted copper telephone wires, and comes from providers like CenturyLink that own phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all wired Internet services except dial-up.
CenturyLink provides a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer 70 percent availability and a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet access in Bear Lake. fixed wireless providers such as Eclipse Communications are able to reach 50 Mbps via direct wireless links. There are also 3 companies in the area offering enterprise-level products and services such as point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. BroadbandNow includes every provider with explicit business services online, but residential companies often offer business plans as well.
View the map shown below to explore Internet service choice at the street level. As you can see, while the majority of neighborhoods have 3 options for service, some areas can be less well-served and may be limited to one.
Internet Statistics 2021
31.8% of consumers in Bear Lake800 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 Bear Lake, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||70.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Kaltelnet||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||15.7%|
|AcenTek||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||1.2%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||30.8%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Bear Lake
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that popular ISPs currently use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic to limit streaming services. Providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can use 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Bear Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bear Lake||23.2 Mbps||11||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +511.2 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +125.6 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +137.4 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +146.3 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +138.9 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|