Internet Providers in Schoolcraft, Michigan

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Residential Internet Statistics for Schoolcraft, MI
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 105.23 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.54%

Internet Access in Schoolcraft, Michigan

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Schoolcraft. HughesNet is also widely available.

In terms of availability, the average location in Schoolcraft will find 3 companies at a given location. Still, 11.79 percent of the Schoolcraft population are limited to one choice for home Internet.

In terms of network technologies offered around the city, we see that the most frequently available wired broadband Internet tech options are DSL and Cable, with 75.38% and 68.82% respectively. Cable connections are sold by traditional cable television operators, leveraging their already-built TV network connections. Local customers of cable ISPs like XFINITY from Comcast often select cable thanks to the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.) DSL service is delivered by phone lines up on utility poles, and comes from companies like Frontier Communications that own phone lines. The twisted copper makeup seen in phone lines provides lower speeds and bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and several times less than fiber.

Frontier Communications provides a common second choice, serving Schoolcraft with a maximum speed of 24 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet access in Schoolcraft. fixed wireless companies like I-2000 are able to offer 6 Mbps or more using direct wireless links. There are also 4 companies in the city selling specialized enterprise and business technologies such as T1 or custom fiber loops. Our listings include all providers with explicit business packages online, although some providers offer both residential and business-class broadband.

The broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from government data and privatized data we source from ISPs. Statistics shown below regarding speed data comes primarily via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-filed pricing and service data on 426 broadband deals in Schoolcraft as of 2021.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Schoolcraft with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Schoolcraft is the 165th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Mattawan, Lawton, Vicksburg, and Marcellus, but behind Portage.
  • The fastest zip code in Schoolcraft for February 2021 is 49087. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Schoolcraft, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Midwest Connections 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
MEI Telecom Services 16 Mbps DSL 8m 32s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Schoolcraft, Michigan

  • Frontier - 75.4% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 68.8% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Midwest Energy & Communications - 56.3% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 17.0% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • MEI Telecom Services - 5.5% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 16 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 2.6% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Schoolcraft - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Schoolcraft

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Schoolcraft is the 165th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Mattawan, Lawton, Vicksburg, and Marcellus, but behind Portage.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Kalamazoo 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: 56% of people living in Schoolcraft 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 88% of Schoolcraft 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, 49087 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Schoolcraft.

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

In Kalamazoo County, approximately 2,000 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 Around Schoolcraft

Data from our research team shows that common ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view caps as a tactic to limit video streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Schoolcraft

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 75.4%+ 115 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 68.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Midwest Connections Fiber 56.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
I-2000 Fixed Wireless 37.7%+ 12 Mbps
Surf Broadband Solutions Fixed Wireless 31.9%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL 17.0%+ 100 Mbps
MEI Telecom Services DSL 5.5%+ 16 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 2.6%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Midwest Connections Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 89.6%+ 115 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 40.2%+ 987 Mbps
Everstream Fiber 36.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 11.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 2.7%+ 940 Mbps
MEI Telecom Services DSL 1.9%+ 16 Mbps

Compare Schoolcraft to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Schoolcraft 105.2 Mbps 11 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +243.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +1.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -5.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +6.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +10.1 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )