Internet Providers in Rochester, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rochester, MI
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.21

Internet Access in Rochester, Michigan

Rochester features a total of 8 Internet service providers (ISPs) offering home service, and a total of 29 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like Clear Rate Communications.

Taking a look now at network tech available the Rochester area, we see that the most frequently available wired Internet connection options are IPBB and Fiber (99.42 percent coverage) and Cable (near one hundred percent coverage). Television companies are usually the source for cable home Internet, seeing as they can re-purpose their pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Local customers of cable providers like XFINITY from Comcast often pick cable due to the reasonably low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)

The information listed here comes from FCC reports, and is enhanced through private data sources to output more accurate resources than is available from the FCC directly. Data on speeds and pricing of individual broadband plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Rochester residents. close to one hundred percent of the Rochester area can get access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, serving near one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Rochester is 25 megabits per second.

To summarize, the majority of Rochester residents have 3-4 options for residential broadband, which is above average. Rochester is currently the 58th most connected city in Michigan, as measured by amount of broadband competition. Areas the FCC would consider "underserved" are low, and only 500 are limited to one choice for Internet service. Activate the map on this page to explore data about Rochester, and Internet access statistics at the census block level.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Rochester with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Rochester is the 58th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Utica, Washington, and Oakland, but behind Troy and Auburn Hills.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Rochester: Rochester Hills
  • The fastest zip code in Rochester for July 2021 is 48306. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Rochester, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.5%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 99.4%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 69.5%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 75.7%
Clear Rate Communications 30 Mbps DSL 4m 33s 4.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rochester

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Rochester is the 58th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Utica, Washington, and Oakland, but behind Troy and Auburn Hills.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Oakland 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: 10% of people living in Rochester 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 99% of Rochester 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, 48306 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Rochester.

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

In Oakland County, approximately 7,000 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.

ISP Coverage around Oakland University and Rochester College

In the 2 mile area around Oakland University, a normal house or apartment building will have 2-3 different choices for consumer internet access. Rochester College currently shows 2.9 providers to choose from at homes within a couple of miles of campus. Both universities have average download speeds that are appropriate for students needs such as watching movies, sharing sizable files, and video gaming. Speed data records from within the zip where Oakland University is located show an average recorded speed of 216.12 Mbps download, as compared with 122.83 Mbps around the Rochester College area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every street surrounding campus, and could be unobtainable in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on download speed tests, and performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised download speeds collected here.

Working from Home in Rochester

Rochester has 2,627 active workers who operate from home via telecommuting. Of those telecommuting, 58.7 percent earn less than $75K per year. If you're procuring a home network for a home office, it's important to verify any data caps. Many home Broadband plans in Rochester have data limits, which may impact you negatively if you consume a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business-class plans can be considered for those who need more than a typical residential package.

Data Caps on Rochester Internet Plans

Many Internet companies have been moving to add data limits onto their residential Internet plans lately. The market trend is certainly true for Rochester, with local Internet companies like Xfinity adding capped plans. It's not a large issue for most customers, but may be an issue for subscribers who share their plan or techies who consume a lot of high-def content. Data caps on cable plans are generally around one Terabyte, which is more than 99 percent of customers use, according to a report from Comcast. XFINITY from Comcast customers in Rochester are advised to confirm data caps when signing up. Do not presume them based soley on statements online.

Internet access in Rochester neighborhoods

To date, we've collected information about Broadband access in the following areas within Rochester: Rochester Hills.

Compare Rochester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rochester 190.6 Mbps 10 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +343.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -41.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -30 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -21.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -28.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Rochester

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