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Internet Access in Michigan

Ranking 19th in the US for broadband access is Michigan. Michigan’s has a state-wide average download speed of 113.3Mbps, with 91.0% of Michiganders have access to what is considered high-speed internet service. Broadband access varies from county to county, but one of the highest concentrations of coverage occurs in the southeast corner, toward the bottom of the ‘thumb’ of Michigan’s famous mitten shape.

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84.00%

Terrestrial Broadband Coverage

56.00%

Wired Low Price Plan Access

72.1

Mbps Average State Wide Speed

19th

State Broadband Access Ranking

90%

of Michiganders have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

96.5%

of Michiganders have access to wireline service.

Internet Speed in Top Michigan Cities
Top Cities
Avg Download Speed
No. Of Providers

Detroit

69.1 MBPS

25 Providers

Grand Rapids

82.1 MBPS

32 Providers

Flint

94.8 MBPS

26 Providers

Lansing

60.4 MBPS

23 Providers

Kalamazoo

80.9 MBPS

27 Providers

The State of Broadband

Ranking 19th in the US for broadband access is Michigan. Michigan’s has a state-wide average download speed of 113.3Mbps, with 91.0% of Michiganders have access to what is considered high-speed internet service. Broadband access varies from county to county, but one of the highest concentrations of coverage occurs in the southeast corner, toward the bottom of the ‘thumb’ of Michigan’s famous mitten shape.

The Digital Divide

When it comes to wired broadband affordability, Michigan is slightly ahead of the rest of the nation.  
Nearly 60% of Michiganders have access to a monthly internet plan that costs $60 or less.  
In the state 360,000 people do not have access to a wired broadband connection at all, despite the fact that there are 269 internet providers operating within the state.

Best-Connected Cities

The cities with the best combination of internet pricing, coverage, and speeds are Sterling Heights, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Flint.

Worst-Connected Cities

While most of the worst-connected cities in this state are Arnold, Sidnaw, Copper Harbor, and Winn, with no residents of these cities have any access to wired broadband internet.

Governmental Initiatives

The Connected Nation Michigan program has been awarded $4,755,684 in federal grants since 2010. Federal infrastructure grants of more than $108,574,985 have been awarded toward broadband infrastructure projects throughout Michigan.