Internet providers in Anchorage, AK

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Anchorage internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Anchorage 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 Anchorage area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Anchorage residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 69% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.130% of those living in Anchorage.

There are five internet providers serving the Anchorage area, and 68.64% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Anchorage's five internet providers, prices start at $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Anchorage

The largest internet providers in Anchorage are HughesNet bringing satellite options to Anchorage.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Anchorage residents, covering 100% of households.

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 Anchorage covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Anchorage 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 Anchorage, $59.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Anchorage, $30.00.

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 Anchorage. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Anchorage's providers, 25 Mbps.

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Anchorage, AK internet providers

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Provider
General Communication, Inc. - - Cable 99%
Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc. - - DSL 57%
Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. - - DSL 11%
Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 1.072%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

General Communication, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Anchorage with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Anchorage. The next fastest internet provider in Anchorage is Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.072% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Anchorage with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Anchorage, $59.99.

Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Anchorage, covering 1.072% of the city.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.