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Anchorage internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: General Communication, Inc.
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.56%
2 providers - 68.64%
3 providers - 0%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 99%
DSL - 69%
Fiber - 1.130%
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.See all providers
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
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of Mar 10, 2020.
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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|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%|
|Borealis Broadband Inc.||-||-||Wireless||67%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Mar 10, 2020.Need help?
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Anchorage?
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.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Anchorage?
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.
Is fiber internet available in Anchorage?
Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Anchorage, covering 1.072% of the city.
How do I get cheaper internet?
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.
Do I need Wi-Fi extenders?
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.
How much speed do I need for streaming?
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.