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Internet Providers in Iron Mountain, Michigan
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Internet Access in Iron Mountain, Michigan
Information on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory filings. We also use direct provider reports to enhance that information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plan and pricing data is gathered manually by our market research division. BroadbandNow has found and verified 169 broadband plans for Iron Mountain. The speed averages shown here are calculated from 3,322 speed test recordsover the past 12 months.
So far as coverage options, the average location in Iron Mountain will find 4-5 companies at a given address. Only 17.63 percent of the Iron Mountain population have one or fewer options for broadband.
Considering network tech in use across Iron Mountain, we see that the most widespread wired broadband technology options are Cable and IPBB, with 93.27% and 80.67% respectively. TV companies are where customers look for cable Internet and Wifi service, thanks to the fact that they can leverage their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Iron Mountain customers of cable companies like Spectrum often pick it due to the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)
Spectrum is a common alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Iron Mountain with a maximum speed of 940 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet service for residents of Iron Mountain. For example, fixed wireless companies like UP Logon are able to deliver 6 Mbps or more via wireless technology.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Iron Mountain in terms of coverage. As the interactive map below demonstrates, the more common ISPs frequently overlap in different blocks around Iron Mountain.
Internet Statistics 2022
17.6% of consumers in Iron Mountain2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Iron Mountain, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||80.7%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||85.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||85.8%|
|EarthLink||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||80.5%|
|upnorthcable.com||10 Mbps||Cable||13m 39s||39.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Iron Mountain
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.
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 and Cord Cutting Around Iron Mountain
Data collected by our market research team shows that common ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because users view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Iron Mountain to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Iron Mountain||75.1 Mbps||11||$0.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +470.5 Mbps )||21 ( +10 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +86.2 Mbps )||20 ( +9 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps )||19 ( +8 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +111.5 Mbps )||26 ( +15 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +104 Mbps )||10 ( -1 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|