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Internet providers in Fairbanks, AK

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Fairbanks, AK internet providers

Provider
Intelsat General Communications - -Cable72%
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS $89.99 -DSL66%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 2 MbpsSatellite100%
Matanuska Telephone Association $59.99 -Wireless88%
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Fairbanks internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fairbanks is slightly higher than the rest of Alaska - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Fairbanks area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Fairbanks residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 66% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Fairbanks, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Fairbanks area, and 65.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fairbanks's four internet providers, prices start at $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Fairbanks

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

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is available to most Fairbanks residents, covering 66% 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*
$89.99/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS offers broadband to most households in Fairbanks covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS uses telephone lines in Fairbanks 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 $89.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Fairbanks, $69.99.

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 Fairbanks. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Fairbanks's providers, 2 Mbps.

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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 Fairbanks covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fairbanks 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairbanks, $69.99.

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 Fairbanks, $2.80.

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 Fairbanks. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Fairbanks's providers, 2 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Intelsat General Communications is the fastest internet provider in Fairbanks with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 72% of households in Fairbanks. The next fastest internet provider in Fairbanks is ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 66% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Fairbanks with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairbanks, $69.99.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.