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Internet providers in Badger, AK

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Badger, AK internet providers

Provider
Intelsat General Communications - -Cable96%
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS $79.99 10 - 50 MbpsDSL77%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Matanuska Telephone Association $59.99 -Wireless55%
Digital Aurora Radio Technologies - -Wireless1.459%
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Badger internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 DSL, which covers 97% of Badger residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% 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 $64.99 and available download speeds reach up to 50 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Badger

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

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is available to most Badger residents, covering 77% 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

77%

DSL from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS offers broadband to most households in Badger covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS uses telephone lines in Badger 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 Badger, $68.32.

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 Badger, $3.80.

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 Badger. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Badger's providers, 26 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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 $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Badger, $68.32.

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 Badger, $3.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 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, 26 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is the fastest internet provider in Badger with download speeds up to 50 Mbps. These speeds are available to 77% of households in Badger. The next fastest internet provider in Badger is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Matanuska Telephone Association offers the cheapest internet in Badger with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Badger, $68.32.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.