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Lakes, AK internet providers
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|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||DSL||100%|
|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||Fiber-optic||8.816%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
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Lakes internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 100%
2 providers - 98.08%
3 providers - 0%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 98%
DSL - 100%
Fiber - 8.820%
At 100%, broadband coverage in Lakes 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 Lakes area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Lakes residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.820% 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 $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.
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Top high-speed internet providers in Lakes
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.
HughesNet satellite internet
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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 $59.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lakes, $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 Lakes, $2.40.
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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Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Lakes?
GCI is the fastest internet provider in Lakes with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Lakes. The next fastest internet provider in Lakes is Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 8.816% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Lakes?
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Lakes with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lakes, $59.99.
Is fiber internet available in Lakes?
Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lakes, covering 8.816% of the city.
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.
How do I get cheaper internet?
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.
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.