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Internet Providers in Dowagiac, Michigan
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Internet Access in Dowagiac, Michigan
Dowagiac currently has only two common Internet providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network has speeds up to 100 Mbps and coverage for practically one hundred percent of the city. As for HughesNet, they sell Satellite. They have coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Dowagiac and reported speeds up to 25 Mbps.
So far as broadband network options, Dowagiac features all three major wired Internet technologies: fiber, cable, and DSL. Among the local options, Fiber is overall the stronger network type. Fiber has a 93.18 percent footprint in Dowagiac.
Frontier Communications and XFINITY from Comcast also have Internet service in Dowagiac, although speed test data suggests that real-world performance from Frontier might be faster.
Residents of Dowagiac generally have more than one ISPs at a given address. The map below illustrates broadband competition shifts around the city.
The coverage stats on this page comes from FCC reporting. Providers in Dowagiac are required to report deployment and subscriber data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with Internet providers, BroadbandNow is able to verify this data against private data submitted via telecoms. Our speed averages are calculated from real-world speed tests from Dowagiac from M-Labs, which is integrated into Chrome search results as well as BroadbandNow.
Internet Statistics 2021
4.3% of consumers in Dowagiac600 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 Dowagiac, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Midwest Connections||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||48.8%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||65.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Sister Lakes Cable||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s||14.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||67.6%|
|Supernet Communications||16 Mbps||Cable||8m 32s||34.3%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps Among Dowagiac ISPs
Many Internet providers have moved to add data "plans" to home broadband plans in recent years. This market trend is certainly true for Dowagiac, with local Internet companies such as Xfinity selling plans with data caps. This doesn't matter for most Internet users, but it may affect those who upload a lot of high-def content. If you have concerns about staying within a set amount of data use, look for fiber plans in the area using the search tool on this page. Fiber is often pricier. However, they usually provide non-capped data without throttling because fiber-optic infrastructure doesn't have cable or DSL's bandwidth ceiling.
Compare Dowagiac to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Dowagiac||52.1 Mbps||10||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +482.3 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +96.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +108.5 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +117.4 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +110 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|