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Badger, AK internet providers
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|Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc.||-||-||DSL||77%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 2 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Digital Aurora Radio Technologies, LLC||-||-||Wireless||1.459%|
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Badger internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
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.
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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
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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 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 Badger, $2.40.
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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Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Badger?
GCI 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’s a good speed for gaming?
Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.
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.
What internet speeds do I get?
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.
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.