Compare Palmer internet speeds to the national average
Palmer – 96 Mbps
AK – 96 Mbps
U.S. – 123 Mbps
Palmer – 16 Mbps
AK – 22 Mbps
U.S. – 44 Mbps
*Data sourced from M-LAB speed tests taken by real users in Palmer.
|Intelsat General Communications||-||-||Cable||99%|
|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 100%, broadband coverage in Palmer 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 Palmer area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Palmer residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 28% of those living in Palmer.
There are three internet providers serving the Palmer area, and 98.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Palmer's three internet providers, prices start at $64.99 and available download speeds reach up to 25 Mbps.
The largest internet providers in Palmer are HughesNet bringing satellite options to Palmer.
Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Palmer 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 Palmer covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Palmer 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 Palmer, $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 Palmer, $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 0.2 Mbps in Palmer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Palmer's providers, 2 Mbps.
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HughesNet is the fastest internet provider in Palmer with download speeds up to 25 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Palmer. The next fastest internet provider in Palmer is AlasConnect , offering download speeds up to null Mbps to 100% of the area.
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Palmer with plans starting at $64.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Palmer, $64.99.
AlasConnect is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Palmer, covering 3.983% of the city.
The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.
Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.
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.