Internet Providers in Shepherd, Michigan

Most Popular Internet Providers in Shepherd, Michigan:

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  • 1. 1. Spectrum
    55.6% Available
    55.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 901-2981

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Deal
    • Self Install
    • TV Bundles
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Frontier
    56.8% Available
    56.8%

    Available

    Call For Speed Availability
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (855) 915-4111

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Self Install
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-30mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 912-2812

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 902-3107

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 5. 5. AT&T Internet
    6.3% Available
    6.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    20 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (855) 910-0548

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Deal
    • TV Bundles
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 3
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: IPBB
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $45 - $129.99
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. CMS Internet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 962-7022

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
  • 7. 7. Point Broadband
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    10 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 407-6468

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 5-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes one-time installation fee.
    • Price Range: $51 - $81
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 8. 8. SkyWeb
    82.9% Available
    82.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (866) 575-9932

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
  • 9. 9. ISP Management
    77.1% Available
    77.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (877) 466-6104

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
  • 10. 10. Winn Telecom
    22.2% Available
    22.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (866) 820-3266

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
  • 11. 11. Parish
    2% Available
    2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    30 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 466-6444

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Cable
  • 1. 1. Frontier Business
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Call For Speed Availability
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (855) 943-4270

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Self Install
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-115mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $59.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Point Broadband
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    10 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 407-6468

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 5-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes one-time installation fee.
    • Price Range: $51 - $81
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 3. 3. Spectrum Business
    84.4% Available
    84.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 908-2522

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Deal
    • Self Install
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Everstream
    27.8% Available
    27.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 733-4700

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 0
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Connection: Fiber
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (844) 898-5296

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 937-8997

    Average wait time: 30s

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    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (800) 922-0204

    Average wait time: 30s

    View Provider Details
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Metro® by T-Mobile
    84% Available
    84%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1.5 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
    Set up new service: View Plans & Pricing (888) 863-8768

    Average wait time: 30s

    View Provider Details
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-1.5mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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.

  • There are 16 internet providers in Shepherd with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Shepherd is the 145th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Alma, Mount Pleasant, Saint Louis, Riverdale, and Rosebush.
  • The fastest zip code in Shepherd for July 2021 is 48883. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 55.6%
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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Shepherd

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Shepherd is the 145th most connected city in Michigan ahead of Alma, Mount Pleasant, Saint Louis, Riverdale, and Rosebush.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Isabella 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: 22% of people living in Shepherd 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 51% of Shepherd 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, 48883 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Shepherd.

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

In Isabella County, approximately 14,000 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 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 )