Internet Providers in Prudenville, MI

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

Internet Access in Prudenville, Michigan

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Prudenville. HughesNet is also a common option.

The packages shown above are manually collected by our data analysis team. Our team has gathered 242 packages in the area around Prudenville, in total.

Most people in Prudenville have two or more Internet providers at a given address, although the number of choices tends to rise and dip from neighborhood to neighborhood. View the interactive map below to explore competition shifts in different parts of the city.

So far as Internet service options, Fiber, cable, and DSL have strong coverage in different parts of the Prudenville area. Fiber is the more robust network type. Fiber has 69.87 percent availability in Prudenville.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, Spectrum is another option to consider. They have coverage in 97 percent of the Prudenville area. Fixed wireless companies such as M33 Access and satellite providers including are worth looking at, but the incumbent wired providers usually offer a better deal when it comes to performance and price.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Prudenville with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Prudenville is the 164th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Saint Helen, Houghton Lake, Roscommon, and Harrison, but behind West Branch.
  • The fastest zip code in Prudenville for July 2021 is 48651. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Prudenville, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
ACDnet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 69.9%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.3%
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 92.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Prudenville

Prudenville Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Prudenville is the 164th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Saint Helen, Houghton Lake, Roscommon, and Harrison, but behind West Branch.

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

Approximately 900 people in Roscommon 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: 70% of people living in Prudenville 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 96% of Prudenville 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, 48651 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Prudenville.

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

In Roscommon County, approximately 1,000 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 Around Prudenville

Data collected by our research team suggests that common ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a strategy to limit video streaming. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Prudenville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Prudenville 106.6 Mbps 7 $0.65 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +427.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +42.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +54 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +62.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +55.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )