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Internet Providers in Shepherd, Michigan
Residential Internet Statistics for Shepherd, MI
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$64.99|
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Internet Access in Shepherd, Michigan
There are two main infrastructure choices inside Shepherd: cable (57.53% coverage) and DSL (61.96% availability). Cable broadband is provided via cable TV companies via coaxial television lines mounted on utility poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered via phone lines. The vast majority of Shepherd census blocks can subscribe to both coaxial cable or DSL service from competing Internet providers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Frontier Communications and Spectrum also have Internet service in Shepherd, with Frontier doing somewhat better in our speed test analysis.
There's above-average choice between Internet providers within Shepherd. However, 3,000 locals are still without access to multiple providers. This means that if they aren't satisfied by their service from the incumbent provider, they have no choice but to compromise for a poor quality wireless option. However, this issue isn't widespread in Shepherd — the average household has 5-6 choices for Internet service.
The broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data we collect from ISPs, or through private sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed averages comes via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. The BroadbandNow market research team has manually filed pricing and plan details for 224 broadband plans in the Shepherd market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
48.9% of consumers in Shepherd3,000 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 Shepherd, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Winn Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||22.2%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||6.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|Parish Communications||30 Mbps||Cable||4m 33s||2.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||56.8%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Video Streaming in Shepherd
Data from our researchers shows that some of the popular ISPs in Shepherd currently place a limit on data use on residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain that caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Shepherd to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Shepherd||8.2 Mbps||12||$0.96 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +526.2 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.6 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152.4 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +161.3 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +153.9 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|