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|Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc.||-||-||DSL||79%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 2 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
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College internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
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.
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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
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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 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 College, $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 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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Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in College?
GCI 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.
Is cable or DSL better?
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.
Do I need a new modem for fiber internet?
Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.
Do I need a phone line for broadband?
The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.
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.