Internet Providers in Bear Lake, Michigan

Most Popular Internet Providers in Bear Lake, Michigan:

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  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    70.3% Available
    70.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Spectrum
    56.8% Available
    56.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. AT&T Internet
    30.8% Available
    30.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • IPBB
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 3
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $45 - $129.99
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Eclipse Communications
    66.9% Available
    66.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $55 - $110
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 7. 7. ACDnet
    47.2% Available
    47.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $69.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 8. 8. Kaltelnet
    15.7% Available
    15.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    0.512 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1.5-25mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Includes basic installation.
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $105.99
  • 9. 9. 186networks
    5.3% Available
    5.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    75 Mbps
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  • 10. AcenTek
    1.2% Available
    1.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-50mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $29.95 - $59.95
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Bear-Lake. See All
1 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Bear-Lake. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    89% Available
    89%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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

800 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
ACDnet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 47.2%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 56.8%
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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bear Lake

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Bear Lake is the 116th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Benzonia, Beulah, Manistee, Frankfort, and Thompsonville.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Manistee 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: 47% of people living in Bear Lake 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 68% of Bear Lake 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.

In Manistee County, approximately 7,000 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.

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 )