Internet providers in Sterling, AK

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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.

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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 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 Sterling, $30.00.

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.

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Sterling, AK internet providers

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Provider
Alaska Communications Systems Holdings, Inc. - - DSL 67%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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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.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.