Internet Providers in Sandusky, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sandusky, MI
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $92.53

Internet Access in Sandusky, Michigan

Sandusky currently has two widely available Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds as high as 100 Mbps and availability in close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet predominantly sells Satellite, with coverage for near one hundred percent of the area and reported download speeds up to 25 Mbps.

Broadband competition in the Sandusky area is strong, with most households having 4 providers to choose from. Internet access isn't always spread out evenly — a surprising 26.75 percent of area residents still only have one option for true broadband service.

DSL providers like EarthLink deliver broadband services using copper telephone lines. This is why DSL frequently comes through telecom corporations that also offer landline phone connections. DSL Internet is available for 76.40 percent of the area. copper DSL lines have limited capacity compared to fiber/cable infrastructure. The reason this matters is: reduced speeds. Sandusky's current average download speed is only 16.34 Mbps as a result, beneath the 99.62 Mbps state benchmark.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only published six months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, AT&T also serves the area with a recorded maximum speed of 10 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers such as Air Advantage connect customers to 20 Mbps or more using wireless relays. See the interactive map below to see how many options are available on a granular level.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Sandusky with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Sandusky is the 371st most connected city in Michigan ahead of Croswell, Carsonville, Marlette, and Deckerville, but behind Snover.
  • The fastest zip code in Sandusky for April 2021 is 48471. (see all below).

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 Sandusky, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Air Advantage 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sandusky, Michigan

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 73.0% Availability in Sandusky - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 91.5% Availability in Sandusky - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 73.3% Availability in Sandusky - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Air Advantage - Fiber - 37.8% Availability in Sandusky - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 3.2% Availability in Sandusky - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sandusky - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sandusky - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sandusky

Sandusky Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Sandusky is the 371st most connected city in Michigan ahead of Croswell, Carsonville, Marlette, and Deckerville, but behind Snover.

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

Approximately 12,000 people in Sanilac 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: 38% of people living in Sandusky 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 73% of Sandusky 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, 48471 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sandusky.

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

In Sanilac County, approximately 23,000 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 Sandusky

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 73.0%+ 100 Mbps
Air Advantage Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 91.5%+ 25 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 73.3%+ 25 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 39.4%+ 15 Mbps
Air Advantage Fiber 37.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 3.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 19.5%+ Call For Speed Availability
Verizon Business Copper 0.6%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Sandusky to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sandusky 16.3 Mbps 9 $1.62 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +399.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +111.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +111.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )