Internet Providers in Merrill, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Merrill, MI
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $101.78

Internet Access in Merrill, Michigan

The most commonly available wired network types in Merrill are DSL lines followed by Cable lines. FCC filings suggest DSL reaches a 48.82 percent territory in the area, in contrast to the 38.26 percent Cable availability.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Merrill.

Frontier Communications and LakeNet also offer Internet service in Merrill, with 48 percent and 40 percent coverage within the city.

There's above-average competition between companies in the Merrill area, but 1,000 locals can't get access to more than one provider. This means that if they aren't pleased with their local provider, they are left with no choice but to compromise for a lower-grade wireless option. However, this issue isn't widespread in Merrill — the average household has 6 Internet choices.

The coverage statistics on this page comes from FCC provider-reported data, which compels providers in Merrill to report coverage data biannually. By using our relationships with ISPs nationally, we are able to validate public data in comparison to privatized data reported by telecoms. The speed averages shown below are calculated from actual speed tests originating in Merrill. Other data and statistics shown on BroadbandNow are drawn from NTIA and Census databases.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Merrill, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Air Advantage 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
LakeNet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Parish Communications 30 Mbps Cable 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Merrill, Michigan

  • Frontier - DSL - 48.8% Availability in Merrill - Call For Speed Availability
  • LakeNet - Fiber - 40.9% Availability in Merrill - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 38.3% Availability in Merrill - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Air Advantage - Fiber - 31.8% Availability in Merrill - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Parish - Cable - 3.1% Availability in Merrill - Speeds up to 30 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Merrill - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Merrill - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Merrill

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Merrill is the 53rd most connected city in Michigan ahead of Hemlock, Breckenridge, Saint Louis, and Freeland, but behind Saint Charles.

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: 63% of people living in Merrill 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 Merrill 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Merrill

Provider Type Coverage Speed
LakeNet Fixed Wireless 99.2%+ 15 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
CMS Internet Fixed Wireless 99.5%+ 50 Mbps
SkyWeb Networks Fixed Wireless 99.2%+ 3.0 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 48.8%+ Call For Speed Availability
LakeNet Fiber 40.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 38.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Air Advantage Fiber 31.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 29.5%+ 15 Mbps
ISP Management Fixed Wireless 11.3%+ 0.768 Mbps
Parish Communications Cable 3.1%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
LakeNet Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 32.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Merrill to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Merrill 21 Mbps 13 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +394.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +3 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +95.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +106.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +106.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )