Internet Providers in West Branch, MI

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Residential Internet Statistics for West Branch, MI
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $77.71

Internet Access in West Branch, Michigan

West Branch features a total of 11 Internet service providers (ISPs) with home service. If you include business Internet, there are 17 companies available locally, such as ACDnet. (Some may be "doubles", since many companies advertise home and business services separately.)

So far as Internet availability, the average West Branch building will have 4-5 providers serving their location. Still, 45.54 percent of West Branch residents have one option for Internet service.

Considering network technology offered around the West Branch area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband tech infrastructures are Cable (70.21 percent coverage) and IPBB (48.09 percent coverage). Regular cable TV corporations are usually the source for cable home Internet service, seeing as they can utilize their existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for West Branch residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

Viasat Internet is the most likely choice in West Branch. They are available to close to one hundred percent of West Branch. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for West Branch is 25 megabits per second.

The Internet coverage stats on the page below are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized datasets collected directly from industry sources, or via unlisted third parties. Statistics about speed data is sourced from M-Labs, which is the speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome search results. The BroadbandNow research team has hand-filed package price and plan details on 358 broadband offerings within West Branch to date.

  • There are 14 internet providers in West Branch with 11 of those offering residential service
  • West Branch is the 81st most connected city in Michigan ahead of Saint Helen, Alger, Rose City, Prescott, and Sterling.
  • The fastest zip code in West Branch for April 2021 is 48661. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 West Branch, Michigan

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
ACDnet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
M33 Access 400 Mbps Fiber 20s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in West Branch, Michigan

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 48.1% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 70.2% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • ACDnet - Fiber - 35.4% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 35.4% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • M33 Access - Fiber - 34.6% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 2.1% Availability in West Branch - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Branch - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For West Branch

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West Branch is the 81st most connected city in Michigan ahead of Saint Helen, Alger, Rose City, Prescott, and Sterling.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Ogemaw 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: 53% of people living in West Branch 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 54% of West Branch 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, 48661 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in West Branch.

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

In Ogemaw County, approximately 3,000 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 Caps Around West Branch

Data from our research team suggests that some of the common providers place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because customers see caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In West Branch

Provider Type Coverage Speed
M33 Access Fiber 34.6%+ 400 Mbps
M33 Access Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 10 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 48.1%+ 100 Mbps
QHP Internet LLC Fixed Wireless 81.6%+ 6 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 70.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
ACDnet Fiber 35.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 35.4%+ 25 Mbps
Endless Journey Internet Fixed Wireless 17.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 2.1%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
M33 Access Fiber 100% 400 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 97.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
M33 Access Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 87.0%+ 25 Mbps
ACD.net Fiber 38.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Everstream Fiber 30.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 15.5%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Business Fiber 5.6%+ 940 Mbps

Compare West Branch to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
West Branch 57.9 Mbps 11 $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +357.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +61 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +58.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +69.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +69.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )