Internet Providers in Freeland, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Freeland, MI
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 23
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $85

Internet Access in Freeland, Michigan

You can expect to find two major network types in Freeland: coaxial cable (94.44% availability) and DSL (76.18% availability). Coaxial cable broadband service is provided via cable TV providers, using copper coaxial TV cables on utility poles. DSL is delivered over landline phone lines. The majority of Freeland neighborhoods and addresses can access both coaxial cable or DSL service from two or more providers.

There is a decent amount of choice between providers in Freeland, but 2,000 people in the area still don't have service from more than one provider. If these customers aren't satisfied by their service from the incumbent provider, they are forced to rely on a low-speed wireless connection. However, this issue isn't widespread in Freeland — the average household has 3-4 Internet options.

Spectrum as well as AT&T Internet also offer coverage in Freeland, with shared territory in some neighborhoods.

Coverage from the most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Freeland.

Internet access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of public governmental data from the FCC and private data collected directly from telecoms or via private sources. Statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data comes via M-Labs. Our researchers have manually sourced price and plan details for 290 broadband offerings in Freeland to date.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Freeland with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Freeland is the 359th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Kawkawlin and Auburn, but behind Hemlock, Saginaw, and Midland.
  • The fastest zip code in Freeland for July 2021 is 48623. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Freeland, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Air Advantage 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
LakeNet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Lennon Telephone Company 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Freeland, Michigan

  • Spectrum - Cable - 94.4% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 76.2% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Air Advantage - Fiber - 24.5% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 2.6% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Lennon Telephone Company - Cable - 2.6% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • LakeNet - Fiber - 1.0% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Freeland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Freeland

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Freeland is the 359th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Kawkawlin and Auburn, but behind Hemlock, Saginaw, and Midland.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Saginaw 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: 25% of people living in Freeland 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 80% of Freeland 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, 48623 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Freeland.

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

In Saginaw County, approximately 8,000 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 Caps and Video Streaming Around Freeland

Data from our research team shows that some of the top ISPs in Freeland use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Freeland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
SkyWeb Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 3.0 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 94.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 76.2%+ 100 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 37.2%+ 20 Mbps
Air Advantage Fiber 24.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 17.3%+ 15 Mbps
LakeNet Fixed Wireless 15.9%+ 15 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 2.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Lennon Telephone Company Cable 2.6%+ 100 Mbps
LakeNet Fiber 1.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 62.4%+ 20 Mbps
LakeNet Fixed Wireless 41.5%+ 15 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 1.2%+ 987 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 1.4%+ 940 Mbps
Telnet Worldwide Copper 1.3%+ 1.5 Mbps
Lennon Telephone Company Cable 1.2%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Freeland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Freeland 111.4 Mbps 12 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +423 Mbps ) 16 ( +4 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +37.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +49.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +58.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +50.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )