Internet providers in Bethel, AK

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At 98%, broadband coverage in Bethel 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 Bethel area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Bethel residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 72% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Bethel, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are two internet providers serving the Bethel area. Among Bethel's two internet providers, prices start at $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 6 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Bethel

The largest internet providers in Bethel are HughesNet bringing satellite options to Bethel.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Bethel residents, covering 100% of households.

HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

2 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Bethel covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bethel 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 Bethel, $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 Bethel, $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 Bethel. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bethel's providers, 2 Mbps.

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Bethel, AK internet providers

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Provider
General Communication, Inc. - - Cable 98%
General Communication, Inc. - - DSL 72%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 2 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

General Communication, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Bethel with download speeds up to 6 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Bethel. The next fastest internet provider in Bethel is General Communication, Inc., offering download speeds up to 6 Mbps to 72% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Bethel with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bethel, $59.99.

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.

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.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.