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Palmer, AK internet providers
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|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||DSL||100%|
|Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc.||-||-||Fiber-optic||3.983%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 2 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
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Palmer internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
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.
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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
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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 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 Palmer, $2.40.
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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Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Palmer?
GCI 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.
Can I get Wi-Fi without a provider?
Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.
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.
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.