Internet Providers in Clare, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Clare, MI
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.97

Internet Access in Clare, Michigan

There are 17 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Clare. 3 of these are mobile providers.

Viasat Internet or HughesNet are currently the main Internet choices in Clare.

Since FCC coverage data is collected twice annually and only published six months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the lag.

The level of competition between broadband providers in Clare is overall high. The average home has about 4 Internet providers available in their area. Access isn't distributed fairly. A surprising 46.96 percent of the population are still limited to one option.

Fixed Wireless is the top network type with coverage around Clare that residents should consider. The lack of robust broadband Internet infrastructure in Clare causes low download speed averages. Clare average download speeds clock in 38.18% beneath the state average. In spite of this, 61.44 Mbps is enough speed to support modern uses such as streaming Twitch. Data limits from the larger providers in Clare will pose more of an issue for video streaming than Internet speed alone.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Clare with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Clare is the 39th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Farwell, Rosebush, Harrison, Coleman, and Lake.
  • The fastest zip code in Clare for April 2021 is 48617. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 Clare, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Winn Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
ACDnet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CMS Internet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Clare, Michigan

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 55.2% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 94.3% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 56.4% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Winn Telecom - Fiber - 30.0% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • ACDnet - Fiber - 27.4% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CMS Internet - Fiber - 1.6% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Clare - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Clare

Clare Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Clare is the 39th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Farwell, Rosebush, Harrison, Coleman, and Lake.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Clare 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 Clare 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 53% of Clare 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, 48617 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Clare.

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

In Clare 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 Clare

Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in Clare place a limit on streaming for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Clare

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 55.2%+ 100 Mbps
CMS Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
ISP Management Fixed Wireless 99.7%+ 6 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 94.3%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 56.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Winn Telecom Fiber 30.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
ACDnet Fiber 27.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Endless Journey Internet Fixed Wireless 18.4%+ 3.0 Mbps
CMS Internet Fiber 1.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 96.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps Fiber 75.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Everstream Fiber 56.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CMS Internet Fiber 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 7.1%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.8%+ -- Mbps

Compare Clare to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Clare 61.4 Mbps 11 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +354 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +57.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +54.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +66 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +66.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )