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Homer internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: General Communication, Inc.
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 93.93%
2 providers - 86.63%
3 providers - 0%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 93%
DSL - 87%
Fiber - 0.000%
At 94%, broadband coverage in Homer 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 Homer area will have access to cable, which covers 93% of Homer residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Homer, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.
There are four internet providers serving the Homer area, and 86.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Homer's four internet providers, prices start at $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 250 Mbps.See all providers
Top high-speed internet providers in Homer
The largest internet providers in Homer are HughesNet bringing satellite options to Homer.
Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Homer 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 Homer covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Homer 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 Homer, $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 Homer, $30.00.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Homer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Homer's providers, 25 Mbps.
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Homer, AK internet providers
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|General Communication, Inc.||-||-||Cable||93%|
|Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc.||-||-||DSL||87%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 25 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 Homer?
General Communication, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Homer with download speeds up to 250 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Homer. The next fastest internet provider in Homer is SPITwSPOTS Inc., offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Homer?
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Homer with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Homer, $59.99.
What’s the best internet provider in my area?
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.
Can I get Wi-Fi without a provider?
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.
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.
What internet speeds do I get?
Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.