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Lakes internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: General Communication, Inc.
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.See all providers
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
*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 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 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 Lakes, $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 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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Lakes, AK internet providers
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|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||DSL||100%|
|General Communication, Inc.||-||-||Cable||98%|
|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||Fiber-optic||8.816%|
|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 Lakes?
General Communication, Inc. 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 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.
How do I change internet providers?
Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.
How much speed do I need for streaming?
Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.