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Badger internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: General Communication, Inc.
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 98.29%
2 providers - 74.88%
3 providers - 0.37%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 96%
DSL - 77%
Fiber - 0.370%
At 98%, broadband coverage in Badger is comparable to the rest of Alaska - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.
The vast majority of those living in the Badger area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Badger residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 77% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Badger, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.
There are five internet providers serving the Badger area, and 74.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Badger'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 Badger
The largest internet providers in Badger are HughesNet bringing satellite options to Badger.
Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Badger 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 Badger covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Badger 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 Badger, $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 Badger, $30.00.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 2 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.2 Mbps in Badger. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Badger's providers, 2 Mbps.
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Badger, AK internet providers
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|General Communication, Inc.||-||-||Cable||96%|
|Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc.||-||-||DSL||77%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 2 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Digital Aurora Radio Technologies, LLC||-||-||Wireless||1.459%|
*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 Badger?
General Communication, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Badger with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Badger. The next fastest internet provider in Badger is Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc., offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 77% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Badger?
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Badger with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Badger, $59.99.
What are my internet options?
Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.
Where can I find free Wi-Fi near me?
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.
What's a good internet speed for my home?
Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.