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Palmer internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: General Communication, Inc.
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 100.00%
2 providers - 98.72%
3 providers - 0%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 99%
DSL - 100%
Fiber - 3.980%
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 100% 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 3.980% 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 $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.See all providers
Top high-speed internet providers in Palmer
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.
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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Palmer, $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 Palmer, $30.00.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 2 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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Palmer, AK internet providers
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|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||DSL||100%|
|General Communication, Inc.||-||-||Cable||99%|
|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||Fiber-optic||3.983%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 2 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 Palmer?
General Communication, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Palmer with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Palmer. The next fastest internet provider in Palmer is Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.983% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Palmer?
HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Palmer with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Palmer, $59.99.
Is fiber internet available in Palmer?
Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Palmer, covering 3.983% of the city.
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.
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.
Where can I find free Wi-Fi near me?
Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.