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Internet providers in Ketchikan, AK

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Ketchikan, AK internet providers

Provider
Intelsat General Communications - -Cable100%
Ketchikan Public Utilities $59.95 10 - 500 MbpsFiber-optic96%
Ketchikan Public Utilities $59.95 10 - 10 MbpsDSL96%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Ketchikan internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Ketchikan is slightly higher than the rest of Alaska - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Ketchikan area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Ketchikan residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 96% of those living in Ketchikan.

There are three internet providers serving the Ketchikan area, and 96.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ketchikan's three internet providers, prices start at $59.95 and available download speeds reach up to 500 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Ketchikan

The largest internet providers in Ketchikan are Ketchikan Public Utilities and HughesNet bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and satellite options to Ketchikan.

DSL internet from Ketchikan Public Utilities is available to nearly all Ketchikan residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Ketchikan Public Utilities, which covers 96% of the area. Ketchikan’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Ketchikan residents.

Ketchikan Public Utilities DSL internet

Provider

Ketchikan Public Utilities

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Ketchikan Public Utilities offers broadband to nearly all households in Ketchikan covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Ketchikan Public Utilities uses telephone lines in Ketchikan to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Ketchikan Public Utilities start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ketchikan, $59.97.

Ketchikan Public Utilities customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $6.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ketchikan, $2.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Ketchikan Public Utilities offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Ketchikan. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ketchikan's providers, 268 Mbps.

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Ketchikan Public Utilities fiber-optic internet

Provider

Ketchikan Public Utilities

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

500 Mbps

Max upload speed

500 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Fiber-optic from Ketchikan Public Utilities offers broadband to nearly all households in Ketchikan covering 96% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Ketchikan Public Utilities is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Ketchikan than other internet types.

Internet prices for Ketchikan Public Utilities start at $59.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ketchikan, $59.97.

Ketchikan Public Utilities customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $6.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ketchikan, $2.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Ketchikan Public Utilities offers download speeds up to 500 Mbps and upload speeds up to 500 Mbps in Ketchikan. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ketchikan's providers, 268 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Ketchikan covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ketchikan where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ketchikan, $59.97.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ketchikan, $2.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Ketchikan. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ketchikan's providers, 268 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Intelsat General Communications is the fastest internet provider in Ketchikan with download speeds up to 500 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Ketchikan. The next fastest internet provider in Ketchikan is Ketchikan Public Utilities, offering download speeds up to 500 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Ketchikan Public Utilities offers the cheapest internet in Ketchikan with plans starting at $59.95/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ketchikan, $59.97.

Ketchikan Public Utilities is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ketchikan, covering 96% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.