Compare Lakes internet speeds to the national average
Lakes – Mbps
AK – 96 Mbps
U.S. – 123 Mbps
Lakes – Mbps
AK – 22 Mbps
U.S. – 44 Mbps
*Data sourced from M-LAB speed tests taken by real users in Lakes.
|Intelsat General Communications||-||-||Cable||98%|
|HughesNet||$64.99||25 - 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 Sep 23, 2022.Need help?
At 99%, broadband coverage in Lakes 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 Lakes area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Lakes residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 25% of those living in Lakes.
There are three internet providers serving the Lakes area, and 98.08% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lakes's three internet providers, prices start at $64.99 and available download speeds reach up to 25 Mbps.
The largest internet providers in Lakes are HughesNet bringing satellite options to Lakes.
Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Lakes residents, covering 100% of households.
*Wireless speeds may vary. 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 Sep 23, 2022.
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Lakes covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lakes 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lakes, $64.99.
HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lakes, $2.60.
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 Lakes. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lakes's providers, 25 Mbps.
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HughesNet is the fastest internet provider in Lakes with download speeds up to 25 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lakes. The next fastest internet provider in Lakes is AlasConnect , offering download speeds up to null Mbps to 100% of the area.
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Lakes with plans starting at $64.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lakes, $64.99.
AlasConnect is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lakes, covering 8.816% of the city.
Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.
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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.