Internet Providers in Grayling, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Grayling, MI
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.69

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Internet Access in Grayling, Michigan

Information below is calculated from biannual FCC provider territory filings. Our data also includes direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to enhance that information. Plan, pricing, and other data shown here is hand-gathered manually by our research team. To date, we've collected and verified 319 Internet plans in Grayling in the past few years. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 2,428 speed test recordings in the past 12 months.

Frontier Communications as well as Spectrum can also provide Internet service in Grayling, with Frontier performing marginaly better according to speed test analysis.

There is above-average competition between companies in the Grayling area, but 2,000 residents still don't have service from multiple providers. If these residents aren't satisfied with their provider, they are forced to use a poor quality wireless backup. However, this isn't the norm in Grayling — the average household has 3 Internet choices.

When comparing technology choices, Grayling features coverage for every common wired broadband technologies: fiber and cable/DSL. Fiber service presents the better network type. Fiber has 52.26 percent availability in Grayling.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Grayling as measured by coverage area. The more common providers often overlap around Grayling.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Grayling with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Grayling is the 119th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Prudenville, Frederic, Houghton Lake, and Roscommon, but behind Kalkaska.
  • The fastest zip code in Grayling for July 2021 is 49738. (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 Grayling, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
ACDnet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 52.3%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 61.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 72.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Grayling

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Grayling is the 119th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Prudenville, Frederic, Houghton Lake, and Roscommon, but behind Kalkaska.

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 Crawford 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: 52% of people living in Grayling 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 70% of Grayling 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, 49738 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Grayling.

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

In Crawford County, approximately 4,000 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 in Grayling

Data collected by our market research team suggests that top providers in the area use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately because subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Grayling to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Grayling 82.3 Mbps 8 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +452.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +66.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +78.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +87.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +79.8 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )