Internet providers in Sterling, AK

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Sterling, AK internet providers

Provider
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS $89.99 -DSL67%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Sterling internet service at a glance

At 67%, broadband coverage in Sterling is slightly lower than the rest of Alaska - 90%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Sterling area will have access to DSL, which covers 67% of Sterling residents. No cable or fiber-optic providers are currently available in Sterling, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are two internet providers serving the Sterling area. Among Sterling's two internet providers, prices start at $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 50 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Sterling

The largest internet providers in Sterling are ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS and HughesNet bringing DSL and satellite options to Sterling.

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is available to most Sterling residents, covering 67% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area.

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS DSL internet

Provider

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS

Starting price*
$89.99/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

67%

DSL from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS offers broadband to most households in Sterling covering 67% of the area.

DSL internet from ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS uses telephone lines in Sterling to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS start at $89.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $74.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Sterling. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 25 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Sterling covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sterling 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $74.99.

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 Sterling, $3.00.

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 Sterling. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sterling's providers, 25 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet provider frequently asked questions

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS is the fastest internet provider in Sterling with download speeds up to 50 Mbps. These speeds are available to 67% of households in Sterling. The next fastest internet provider in Sterling is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in Sterling with plans starting at $59.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $74.99.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.