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Best internet providers in Kentwood, Michigan

Kentwood has many of the same internet providers as nearby Grand Rapids. Residents in some parts of Kentwood have access to fiber internet through AT&T, but most people will likely still need to sign up for either cable or fixed wireless internet because it’s more available. Xfinity has the best coverage for high-speed internet plans, but fixed wireless internet like T-Mobile 5G Home Internet will likely be the most affordable overall.

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  • Plans starting at $55.00 - $180.00
  • Download speeds up to 5000Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 5000Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $19.99 - $600.00
  • Download speeds up to 6000 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 6000 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $50.00
  • Download speeds up to 182 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 23 Mbps

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How we rank internet providers
We have a robust rating system to score internet service providers overall, but the quality of service could vary city to city. When narrowing down the best providers specific to Kentwood, we considered factors like availability, value, performance, and customer experience. We source information directly from the ISP's themselves, the FCC, and first-hand insights from residents of Kentwood.
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Updated 5/10/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Kentwood, MI

Our top three picks for Kentwood include AT&T fiber for reliability and speed, Xfinity for availability, and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet for affordability.

#1: AT&T fiber internet

AT&T fiber doesn’t cover all of Kentwood, but if it’s available in your neighborhood, we recommend making the switch. Fiber-optic internet offers the fastest download and upload speeds (from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps) and a connection you can count on to perform multiple tasks any time of day. Plus, it’s less subject to outages caused by bad weather.

AT&T fiber has intermittent coverage throughout Kentwood but is still building out its infrastructure. Double-check your address for availability even if you think some of your neighbors have fiber.

Read our full AT&T fiber internet review.

#2: Xfinity internet

Xfinity has some of the best coverage across Kentwood, which makes it easy to sign up for one of its plans. Two plans we recommend that provide high value include the 50 Mbps Internet Essentials plan and the 400 Mbps plan.

Xfinity offers mostly cable internet, which doesn’t perform as well as fiber but still beats both DSL and satellite. And Xfinity is expanding its fiber internet network, but it has significantly less coverage in Kentwood than AT&T fiber.

Read our full Xfinity internet review.

#3: T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

T-Mobile Home Internet is a relatively new option and often cheaper than the alternatives. It costs $50 or $0.50 per Mbps per month. This is in line with other fixed wireless internet plans, which range from $30 to $80 per month

T-Mobile Home Internet uses a fixed wireless connection. This means it uses cell towers to generate a signal that can fluctuate depending on where the tower is located and what obstructions or weather it encounters. Setup is fairly easy, but you’ll need to download the 5G Gateway app to turn on the signal in your home. Finally, it gets up to 182 Mbps, which is high enough for most households, but you’ll have to test how strong the signal is at your house.

Read our full T-Mobile 5G Home Internet review.

All internet providers in Kentwood

You’ve probably heard of Kentwood’s biggest internet providers, namely Xfinity and AT&T fiber. Aside from the big two, Kentwood has a few other internet provider options that offer satellite, fiber, DSL, and fixed wireless connections in the area.

We don’t generally recommend satellite internet or DSL. Satellite internet has high latency, meaning it takes longer for the signal to travel through space. This can make it hard to play PC games or make video calls. DSL internet is an older technology steadily being replaced by fiber internet.

Regardless of advertised speeds, opt for fiber-optic or cable internet when you can. It’s faster, more reliable, and a better value overall.

Fastest internet providers in Kentwood

AT&T fiber and Xfinity have the highest possible speeds in Kentwood. They offer speeds up to 5 gigs for AT&T and 2 gigs for Xfinity. Metronet comes in third with speeds up to 1 gig.

You almost certainly don’t need speeds that high, so don’t think you have to get the absolute fastest plan on a provider’s list. Speeds between 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps will work just fine for most people.

How much speed do you need?

When choosing an internet plan, you want to keep all of your activities running smoothly without paying extra for speeds you don't need. At the bare minimum, you need 25 Mbps to do light browsing on one or two devices. Most households with multiple people and multiple devices will want to look for speeds in the 100–500 Mbps range. Learn how much speed your household needs in our guide to internet speed.
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Cheapest internet providers in Kentwood

T-Mobile Home Internet has some of the lowest plan prices in Kentwood, MI. But if you have access to AT&T fiber, it tends to be the best value even though it’s not always the cheapest. If your main concern is the cost of your monthly bill, then T-Mobile Home Internet is a relatively accessible option—especially if you already get cell service through T-Mobile.

Cable internet providers like Xfinity often look like they have the cheapest plan if all you see is the sticker price. But Xfinity and other cable providers commonly charge hidden fees and hike up their prices after a couple of years.

Internet options in nearby cities

Other towns in Kent County have similar internet options to Kentwood, including similar coverage from providers like Xfinity internet and AT&T fiber. You may be most likely to get fiber coverage in Grand Rapids, but it still depends on what neighborhood you live in. And just like in Kentwood, Spectrum internet and Verizon Home Internet are not widely available in the area.

To see more details, check out what’s available in these cities:

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What Kentwood residents are saying on Reddit

Similar to other Kent County residents, Kentwood residents want to see wider and faster expansion of fiber optic internet. It’s clear that fiber’s the fastest and most reliable type of connection, and customers have mentioned it can even be more affordable than older technology like DSL.

In the meantime, people who don’t have fiber coverage in their neighborhood will likely need to go with Xfinity, or with a fixed wireless provider that can compete with the bigger providers’ speeds. We generally recommend T-Mobile 5G Home Internet as our fixed wireless provider of choice.

Post by u/mdehevilland
Fast internet GR? Moving to bridge street area. Currently have Xfinity and it’s ok. I was wondering if anyone knew of something coming to GR like google fiber etc..Any help would be much appreciated.

Currently live in GR as well. Not new to the area

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AT&T Fiber is amazing. It's faster and cheaper than xfinity. If you have access to that, get it. AT&T DSL is hot garbage though, so stick with xfinity if that's all you can get.

Post by u/RyuDHG
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Alright, Xfinity has been doing "simple upgrades" in my area all week. It was scheduled to be done 2/28 but was canceled due to weather. Then rescheduled for 3/2. Well, they've taken the network down from 9 am to 4 pm EVERY DAY this week. I work from home, and this is KILLING ME. Are there any other providers out there?

Don't say Spectrum, I'm in an Xfinity area, and that's not going to happen.

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ATT Fiber for $80 month. Gig speed

Post by u/RyuDHG
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Plan on moving to jenison soon, I'd like to know which internet provider to use so I need your opinions please

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Which services are available and what prices/packages they offer is going to be entirely dependent on the specific location.

If you're lucky you'll have two choices for hard-line providers - one "cable company" and one "telephone company" - the latter will most likely be AT&T. To find what packages/prices are available at your new location, you'd need to go to AT&T's website and enter the specific street address.

The cable company might be either Charter/Spectrum, or Comcast/Xfinity. To see which, and what their packages/prices are, you'd need to go to their websites and enter the specific address.

There are of course also options for cellular service through any of the national cellular companies - T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon (or their resellers/sub-brands)

There may also be other land-based wireless options, as well as satellite, including both something like Hughesnet, as well as Starlink. Availablity of those options may be limited by obstructions such as trees, nearby tall buildings, etc.

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Post by u/VicBird
AT&T Fiber

Hey everyone! I live on the NE side and have used AT&T for internet... forever. I know they were upgrading "stuff" over the summer but I ignored it because I don't like change. My internet service is not great but good enough. I got a letter that my current service will be discontinued and to call to upgrade. I'm actually ok because I know I need to upgrade, but? Has anyone done this yet? I'm thinking I just need 300Mbps. I basically watch cat videos online and stream crap on Netflix and Hulu. No gaming, remote work is not likely but it worked ok when I worked from home. Is there a huge diff b/w 300 and 500 Mbps?

Also - no joke - I still have a landline. I assume I could keep that and there would be no change but I am so stooooopit about this stuff. Anyone know if dinosaur phones are impacted?

And, lastly, it says you have to be home. So they come in the house? To do what exactly? Would just like to be prepared before I call. On my landline. Thank you!

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I switched from ATT standard to ATT fiber, 100mbps to 300mbps and my bill went from $64 to $55 a month.

Post by u/Cricket17521
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I’m paying $127 a month for JUST internet- is that normal? It xfinity- for more context I’m on the lakeshore (grand haven area) What do you all pay??

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I have my own modem and router. $55 per month total for internet only with Xfinity/Comcast.

Internet news and infrastructure in Kentwood, MI

Even though Kentwood has a few different internet providers and speeds to choose from, the same cannot be said about every part of the US, or even Michigan specifically. Kentwood has comparatively reliable access to high-speed plans, which is the most important marker for internet infrastructure.

In August 2022, the U.S. Department of Treasury granted millions of dollars for Michigan to expand broadband into the areas people need it most. This money could make it possible for people in rural areas or low-income communities to have better and more reliable access to high-speed internet. (1)

Frequently asked internet questions in Kentwood

Some of the pros of fiber internet are its reliability and value. Fiber is not as subject to weather-related service interruptions as fixed wireless is. Fiber also often costs less for the same speeds and performance than what you’d pay for cable internet.

Some cons of fiber internet include availability and price. It can be pricier in some areas than in others. And since fiber isn’t readily available in many parts of the US, availability is a constant struggle.

T-Mobile home internet is widely available across most of the US. Check your address on T-Mobile’s website to see if you have access. Speed and reliability can vary a lot by location, so even if you can sign up, you might want to test service for a month to see what speeds you get before fully committing to switching from your current provider.

You can also check your ZIP code to see all providers in your area.

AT&T fiber technically has the fastest internet in Kentwood, MI, with speeds up to an unbelievable 5 gigs. Xfinity also provides fast internet up to 2 gigs. But note that you don’t need speeds that high just to have reliable internet.

Compare AT&T and Xfinity internet side by side.

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