Internet Providers in Midland, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Midland, MI
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.69

Internet Access in Midland, Michigan

Midland Internet availability information on this page is calculated from Form 477 databases. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against private lit address records. We have examined 16,996 rows of governmental and privatized databases on broadband availability in the Midland area. Download speed calculation comes from public user speed tests. Keep in mind that speed test datasets are a loose method of evaluating local network performance, not indicative of expected speeds customers receive at addresses around Midland.

There is a strong level of market choice between companies around the Midland area. However, 3,000 residents don't have access to more than one provider. The consequence of this is that if they aren't pleased with their local provider, they are forced to use a less reliable wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in Midland. The average household has 3 Internet options.

AT&T Internet as well as Spectrum can also provide coverage in Midland, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

Broadly speaking, the most frequently available Internet choices within Midland are IPBB and Cable. The mapping and user speed test data below show how the real-world speed test and performance results vary when comparing specific zip codes and ISPs in Midland.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Midland with 13 of those offering residential service
  • Midland is the 214th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Sanford, Freeland, Hope, Kawkawlin, and Auburn.
  • The fastest zip code in Midland for April 2021 is 48642. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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 Midland, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
ACDnet 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
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Parish Communications 30 Mbps Cable 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Midland, Michigan

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 92.8% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 92.1% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • ACDnet - Fiber - 35.0% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Parish - Cable - 9.5% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 30 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 2.3% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • TDS - DSL - 1.7% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 1.2% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Midland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Midland

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Midland is the 214th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Sanford, Freeland, Hope, Kawkawlin, and Auburn.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Midland 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: 35% of people living in Midland 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 94% of Midland 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, 48642 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Midland.

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

In Midland County, approximately 6,000 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.

Internet Service Coverage Near Northwood University-Michigan

Students residing within 2 miles of Northwood University-Michigan can expect to have a choice between 2 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Midland, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the Northwood University-Michigan area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (80.08 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be adequate for students in Midland who need to stream high-definition video, split the cost of a router with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are calculated on openly available performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds available in an area. Use the zip search tool on this page to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.

Data Caps in Midland

Internet companies have added data caps to home WiFi and Internet packages recently. Some providers in the area, including AT&T Internet, have plans with data caps, according to our latest data. Data caps fall on a wide range, and can be from 250GB up to one Terabyte or more. Most home Internet data caps are quite high, so they won't affect most people. Potential AT&T Internet users in Midland are advised to confirm data caps while purchasing service. Don't assume them based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Midland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 92.8%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 92.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
SkyWeb Networks Fixed Wireless 36.4%+ 3.0 Mbps
ACDnet Fiber 35.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
CMS Internet Fixed Wireless 14.8%+ 25 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 11.5%+ 20 Mbps
Parish Communications Cable 9.5%+ 30 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 3.6%+ 15 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 2.3%+ 100 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 1.7%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 90.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Point Broadband Fixed Wireless 47.5%+ 20 Mbps
Everstream Fiber 15.3%+ 1,000 Mbps Fiber 12.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 4.6%+ 940 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.1%+ 987 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 0.1%+ -- Mbps

Compare Midland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Midland 80.3 Mbps 13 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +335.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +3 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +38.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +35.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +47.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +47.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Midland

Excellent customer service at the Saginaw branch

Charter rep took great care of me and my friend who also has Charter Service. She even made recommendations base on the existing equipment we have for possible upgrades due to the age of the units. Thanks Charter and the awesome personal service.

Technician from Bay City office was wonderful!

Kenneth Tester II, Tech 2518 from the Bay City office, came out to help me work through the issue with getting my phone and internet hooked up and running at my new apartment. Ken answered all of my questions and was able to work off the lines available and before long he had my phone working and my internet up and running. For an 87 year old man, that made my day! What a nice young man!


You will never NEVER get the speed they advertise, and even if you are only able to use the internet for 1 minute out of the month they expect payment in full. When you ask them about this they will tell you that they would rather lose customers than work with them. They are only available where there are no other options and that area is shrinking so hopefully soon this company will go under, but until then don't waste money on the hassle.