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Internet providers in Anchorage, AK

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Anchorage, AK internet providers

Provider
Intelsat General Communications - -Cable99%
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS $79.99 10 - 50 MbpsDSL57%
AlasConnect - -DSL11%
AlasConnect - -Fiber-optic1.072%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 DSL, which covers 97% of Anchorage residents. Cable 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 3.270% 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 $40 and available download speeds reach up to 50 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Anchorage

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS 43 Mbps 15 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Anchorage

The largest internet providers in Anchorage are ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS and HughesNet bringing DSL and satellite options to Anchorage.

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is available to most Anchorage residents, covering 57% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area.

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS DSL internet

Provider

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS

Starting price*
$79.99/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

57%

DSL from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS offers broadband to about half of households in Anchorage covering 57% of the area.

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS uses telephone lines in Anchorage 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 ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS start at $79.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Anchorage, $61.66.

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $8.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Anchorage, $4.74.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Anchorage. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Anchorage's providers, 33 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Anchorage, $61.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Anchorage, $4.74.

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, 33 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is the fastest internet provider in Anchorage with download speeds up to 50 Mbps. These speeds are available to 57% of households in Anchorage. The next fastest internet provider in Anchorage is Borealis Broadband, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 67% of the area.

Borealis Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Anchorage with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Anchorage, $61.66.

AlasConnect is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Anchorage, covering 1.072% of the city.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.