Mother homeschooling son at laptop (Image via Getty Images)
Mother homeschooling son at laptop (Image via Getty Images)

There are thousands of households in Michigan that do not have access to basic internet connection.

DETROIT, Mich—Internet deserts are areas in America that have very limited or no access to broadband internet service providers.

About 2% of households in Michigan do not have access to basic internet connection while 5.49% of Michiganders don’t have access to high-speed internet. Most areas with no internet connection are in rural Michigan counties.

Counties with no basic internet connection. 

  • Alcona County: 32% of population
  • Manistee County: 19% of population
  • Lake County: 14% of population
  • Baraga County: 13% of population 
  • Missaukee County: 12% of population

As of September 30, 5.49% of households in Michigan don’t have access to high-speed or broadband internet connection.

Not having access to internet or high-speed internet has proved to be a burden for families with children still in school and are struggling to attend their virtual classes.

Here are six counties in Michigan with very limited to no broadband internet access.

  • Luce County: 98.26% of population
  • Osceola County: 68.81% of population
  • Lake County: 57.55% of population
  • Iron County: 49% of population
  • Montmorency County: 40.7% of population
  • Sanilac County: 40.45% of population

For a list of available WiFi hotspots, click here.

Source: Connected Nation Michigan