Internet Providers in Paw Paw, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Paw Paw, MI
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.55

Internet Access in Paw Paw, Michigan

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Paw Paw. HughesNet is also commonly available.

In terms of network types, Paw Paw residents have several high speed broadband connection types, specifically fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Wide availability of fiber has a correlation with fast broadband and increased bandwidth. Paw Paw average speeds outperform the state average by 8.84%. As you can see in the speed test analysis below, providers with fiber and cable show better performance than other choices. cable has 76.25 percent coverage within city limits, compared to the current 77.14 percent DSL coverage area.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is currently tallied up biannually and only released six or more months later, availability shown may not reflect the latest network expansions. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag.

Frontier Communications is another commonly available Internet choice in Paw Paw, offering DSL service in 77 percent of the area. I-2000 is another alternative wireless service worth noting to practically one hundred percent of the area, although it requires roof access and proximity to a I-2000 tower or access point.

Activate the map below to explore Internet service competition at the census block level. Although most locations have around 3-4 choices, some areas can be less connected or may only have one company available. In spite of fiber growth, a notable 15.13 percent of local households are in exactly this situation.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Paw Paw with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Paw Paw is the 143rd most connected city in Michigan ahead of Mattawan, Lawton, Gobles, Decatur, and Lawrence.
  • The fastest zip code in Paw Paw for July 2021 is 49079. (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 Paw Paw, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Midwest Connections 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 31.1%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 76.3%
Bloomingdale Communications 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 65.2%
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 77.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Paw Paw

Paw Paw Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Paw Paw is the 143rd most connected city in Michigan ahead of Mattawan, Lawton, Gobles, Decatur, and Lawrence.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Van Buren 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: 78% of people living in Paw Paw 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 85% of Paw Paw 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, 49079 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Paw Paw.

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

In Van Buren County, approximately 13,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Paw Paw

Data collected by our research team shows that popular providers in the area place a limit on data use on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Paw Paw to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Paw Paw 140.7 Mbps 7 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +393.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +8.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +19.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +28.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +21.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Paw Paw

Customer Service is good

Customer service is good but I never seem to get the speeds I pay for.

Horrible

Frontier does not have reliable internet. We did not have are internet a week and it was of a whole day. Times before it was off 1 week to 2 weeks and It seems to be a normal thing and it's not even cool. I don't recommend this provider. We don't pay for are internet to be off.