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Internet providers in 99686

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GCI - -Cable100%
Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative - -DSL100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 2 MbpsSatellite100%
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99686 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 99686 ZIP code 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 99686 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Valdez, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are three internet providers serving the 99686 area. Among three internet providers in 99686, prices start at $59.99 and available download speeds reach up to 250 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 99686

The largest internet providers serving the 99686 ZIP code are HughesNet bringing satellite options to the area.

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

HughesNet satellite internet

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

2 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 99686 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 99686 ZIP 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 Valdez, $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 Valdez, $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 99686 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Valdez's providers, 2 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 99686 frequently asked questions

GCI is the fastest internet provider in the 99686 ZIP code with download speeds up to 250 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 99686. The next fastest internet provider in the 99686 ZIP code is Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 100% of the area.

HughesNet offers the cheapest internet in the 99686 ZIP with service starting at $59.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Valdez, $59.99.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

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 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.