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College internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: General Communication, Inc.
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 95.54%
2 providers - 76.93%
3 providers - 0%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 94%
DSL - 79%
Fiber - 0.000%
At 96%, broadband coverage in College 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 College area will have access to cable, which covers 94% of College residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 79% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in College, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.
There are four internet providers serving the College area, and 76.93% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among College's four 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 College
The largest internet providers in College are HughesNet bringing satellite options to College.
Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all College 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 College covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of College 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 College, $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 College, $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 College. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all College's providers, 2 Mbps.
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College, AK internet providers
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|General Communication, Inc.||-||-||Cable||80%|
|Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc.||-||-||DSL||79%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 2 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
*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 College?
General Communication, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in College with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 80% of households in College. The next fastest internet provider in College is Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc., offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 79% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in College?
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in College with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in College, $59.99.
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.
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.
How do I get faster internet?
Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.