Internet providers in Detroit, MI

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1. AT&T
97% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Xfinity
42% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Spectrum
1% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Mediacom
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. TelAlaska
Available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
8. Iserv
88% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
9. Rise Broadband
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
10. WOW!
83% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Rocket Fiber
41% available in Detroit
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
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1. AT&T
97% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Comcast Business
100% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Spectrum
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Mediacom
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. TelAlaska
Available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
8. PowerOne
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
9. UnWired Broadband
2% available in Detroit
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
10. Megapath
42% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
11. One Ring Networks
53% available in Detroit
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
12. Iserv
88% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
13. Rise Broadband
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
14. Allstream
Available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
15. WOW!
83% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
16. Rocket Fiber
41% available in Detroit
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
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2. AT&T
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

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3. Sprint
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

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4. T-Mobile
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Detroit?

There isn’t one universal “best” ISP in Detroit—but that’s a good thing. It means you’ve got options.

Of course, not every ISP in Motor City services every home, but AT&T, Xfinity, and EarthLink all have great coverage and fast speeds available to most of metro Detroit. These three ISPs also have widely available gigabit speeds for large households and internet speed demons.

Each of these providers—along with every other ISP operating in the city—has its own pros and cons.

For one, AT&T has great starting prices and bundles, but its fiber network is available only in just over half of Detroit households. Xfinity is a little more expensive, but its fast cable internet speeds can be found pretty much everywhere. And though Spectrum offers unlimited data, its availability is sparse.

Summary of Detroit internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 100 Mbps 3.0/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
TelAlaska DSL 3 Mbps N/A
Iserv DSL 6 Mbps N/A
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
WOW! Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Rocket Fiber Fiber 10000 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Detroit

Good news for Motor City—nearly all of Detroit has access to top-tier ISPs.

AT&T is the leading ISP in terms of customer satisfaction, according to our 2018 ISP satisfaction survey and J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study for the North Central US. The ISP has also received high ratings in the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2018–2019 Telecommunications Report

Xfinity also gets fairly high ratings in all three of those reports, and it’s widely available throughout metro Detroit and beyond.

Fastest internet service providers in Detroit

Rocket Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 10000 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

WOW! offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

 

Internet speeds in Detroit can reach up to 10,000 Mbps (10 Gbps). What the what? Of course, not everyone has access to those ridiculously fast speeds (or wants to pay for them). But chances are good that you’ll find fast speeds in your area.

Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps are available to 100% of Detroit ZIP codes, though not every household needs that kind of bandwidth.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity

Both AT&T and Xfinity are widely available around Detroit, but Xfinity has faster speeds and AT&T’s fiber plans can be a better deal.

Read more about AT&T vs. Xfinity

AT&T vs. Spectrum

Spectrum’s wider availability makes it a great option for internet speed demons everywhere, but AT&T’s fiber plans are a great value if they’re available in your area.

Read more about AT&T vs. Spectrum

Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Both of these ISPs offer fast cable internet connections, but each has an edge. Spectrum’s unlimited data is perfect for heavy-usage households, and Xfinity’s max speeds go above and beyond.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Detroit residential internet coverage

AT&T

AT&T offers both fiber and DSL internet coverage in Detroit. The provider’s fiber service is much faster than its DSL plans in the area (up to 1,000 Mbps for fiber compared to 20 Mbps for DSL), so it’s good that AT&T’s fiber network covers more than half the city.

 

Xfinity

Xfinity, like AT&T, is available throughout Detroit and beyond. This cable ISP covers a large part of southwest Michigan extending from Detroit out to Ann Arbor and Flint. There are a few gaps in coverage around the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Wyandotte, and Farmington. But for the most part, you can find fast Xfinity Internet and speeds up to 1,000 Mbps anywhere around metro Detroit.

 

Spectrum

Though Spectrum provides its speedy cable internet services to a large part of Michigan, its presence in Detroit is pretty minimal. You can find Spectrum Internet in Warrendale and around the Detroit Metro Airport.

 

Other providers

Several smaller ISPs operate throughout metro Detroit as well, including fiber providers like WOW!, EarthLink, and Rocket Fiber. And according to data from the FCC’s Fixed Broadband Deployment Map, almost all of metro Detroit has three or more options for internet plans with speeds of at least 25 Mbps.

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Featured customer reviews

AT&T

 

“I have been an AT&T customer 25+ years, and have defended their service against co-workers and family members alike.”

–Christopher K.

Xfinity

 

“Overall, as far as big telecoms companies go (I currently work at the biggest one) comcast honestly isn’t THAT bad. They keep their network up to date and I think that the secret to dealing with them is being educated.”

–David B.

Spectrum

 

“I’m very happy with my service with Charter/Spectrum. We rarely have problems, and when we do, Charter is on top of it, restoring service very quickly.”

–Michelle L.

Detroit internet FAQ

What is the best internet provider in Michigan?

It’s hard to say if there is one best ISP in an entire state, but both AT&T and Spectrum are widely available throughout Michigan. And since availability is the most important part of internet service, we’d hazard that one of those two providers is your best bet.

But choosing the best internet service for you goes a bit beyond finding which ISPs are generally good. You should also consider availability in your area, how much internet bandwidth you need, and price when picking a plan.

Is WOW! Internet available in my area?

WOW! Internet is available in Michigan and metro Detroit, but its actual service areas don’t cover every inch of the state. Find out if WOW! is available in your area by running your ZIP code.

Is 100 Mbps fast enough?

A 100 Mbps internet connection should be fine for most casual internet activities like streaming Netflix, playing online video games, checking social media, or endlessly stumbling through Wikipedia.

But how much speed you need depends both on how you use the internet and how many people are using the internet at the same time. If you want a personalized speed recommendation, check out our How Much Speed Do I Need? Tool.

What internet speed do I need for Netflix?

Netflix recommends speeds of at least 3 Mbps for SD quality streaming. If you want to watch in HD or 4K, Netflix recommends 5 Mbps and 25 Mbps respectively.

What internet speed do I need for gaming?

For online gaming, you need an internet connection with at least 3 Mbps download speed, 1 Mbps upload speed, and a ping rate of less than 150 ms. But even more speed and less latency definitely won’t hurt, especially if you plan on using the internet for anything else while gaming.

For specific guidelines by gaming platform, check out our guide to internet speeds for online gaming.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Detroit

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