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Internet providers in Sterling, AK

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Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc. - -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 HughesNet bringing satellite options to Sterling.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Sterling residents, covering 100% of households.

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $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 Sterling, $2.40.

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.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc. 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sterling, $59.99.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.