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Best Internet Providers in Anchorage, AK

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Internet Providers Overview for Anchorage, AK
Total Internet Providers 8
Download Speeds Up To 2 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $49.99
Fiber Coverage 0%
Fastest Provider GCI Communication Corp

Top 6 Internet Service Providers in Anchorage, AK

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1. Viasat

99.8% Available
Download speeds up to:
50 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
99.8% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $119.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $149.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

2. HughesNet

99.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
25 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
99.9% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

3. GCI Communication Corp

96.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
2 Gbps Cable, Fiber
Prices Starting At 89.99/mo *
*Customer will experience a Basic Level of Service of 10 mbps (download)/ 2 mbps (upload) once all included data for a billing period is used.
96.1% Available
Click here to see GCI Communication Corp's coverage map for Anchorage, AK

GCI Communication Corp Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 2500 Mbps
Fiber
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

GCI Communication Corp Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Fast Internet 250 Mbps $89.99 *
*Customer will experience a Basic Level of Service of 10 mbps (download)/ 2 mbps (upload) once all included data for a billing period is used.
Faster Internet 500 Mbps $114.99 *
*Customer will experience a Basic Level of Service of 10 mbps (download)/ 2 mbps (upload) once all included data for a billing period is used.
Fastest Internet 1000 Mbps $164.99 *
*Customer will experience a Basic Level of Service of 10 mbps (download)/ 2 mbps (upload) once all included data for a billing period is used.
Red Unlimited Internet 2500 Mbps $189.99 *
*Customer will experience a Basic Level of Service of 10 mbps (download)/ 2 mbps (upload) once all included data for a billing period is used.
Call To Order GCI Communication Corp Service 800-800-4800

4. Borealis Broadband

72.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Fixed Wireless
72.7% Available

Borealis Broadband Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Call To Order Borealis Broadband Service 907-563-3278

5. Alaska Communications

54.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps DSL, Fixed Wireless
Prices Starting At 84.99/mo
54.3% Available

Alaska Communications Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 75 Mbps
Fixed Wireless Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Alaska Communications Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Unlimited 10 Internet 10 Mbps $84.99
50 Mbps Internet 50 Mbps $94.99
Unlimited 50 Internet 50 Mbps $94.99
Unlimited 75 Internet 75 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Alaska Communications Service 855-275-5498

6. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Anchorage, AK

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for May 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

Anchorage Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

In Anchorage, limited income too often translates to restricted access to what today has become basic necessities for any family to thrive. While there’s no magic solution, the following local and national organizations are hard at work to provide valuable resources to support low-income Anchorage households and help them access the services they need to thrive.

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  • Computers for All, Inc.: Computers for All is a local Anchorage 100-percent volunteer-run philanthropic organization that distributes refurbished computers to families in the local community who don’t own one. To apply for a device, Computers for All asks you to send them an email at computers@computers4all.org with the words “computer request” in the subject line and your contact information in the email body.
  • Computers With Causes: Computers With Causes is a charitable organization serving Alaska by refurbishing donated computers and giving them to qualifying families and individuals. You can request a computer by filling in your contact information on the Computers With Causes application page and state why you’re a suitable candidate for the program. The waitlist is sometimes long, so if you haven’t received a status update on your application after 30 days, you may reapply.
  • The On It Foundation: The national non-profit organization The On It Foundation refurbishes and donates computers to households with children who receive a free or reduced school lunch in Anchorage. If you meet this requirement, you may send a request to The On It Foundation via email or snail mail. Please refer to The On It Foundation’s FAQs webpage for more information about the application process.

If you’re interested in purchasing a refurbished computer now, check out the following Anchorage businesses and online computer shops:

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Anchorage

Free Wireless Internet Access in Anchorage

The Anchorage Public Library also offers Mi-Fi hotspot devices for a two-week checkout period at no cost to any adult with an active library card. Visit the library’s Mi-Fi information page for additional details. Conversely, you can access the library’s public Wi-Fi at any of the following branch locations:

  • Z.J. Loussac Library — 3600 Denali St.
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Library — 12001 Business Blvd. #176
  • Scott and Wesley Gerrish (Girdwood) Library — 250 Egloff Dr.
  • Mountain View Library — 120 Bragaw St.
  • Muldoon Library — 1251 Muldoon Rd.

To find more free public Wi-Fi spots in Anchorage, select any one of the pins on our Wi-Fi map directory below. Each pin indicates the type of establishment and location offering free internet access:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Anchorage, AK

Hotspot
1569 South Bragaw Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99508
Hotspot
4101 University Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
Hotspot
111 West 16th Ave. Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99501
Hotspot
3890 University Lake Drive, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99508
Hotspot
2207 Spenard Rd. #201
Anchorage, AK 99503
Hotspot
520 E. 32nd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99503
Hotspot
3380 C Street, Suite 205
Anchorage, AK 99503
Hotspot
8128 Cranberry Street
Anchorage, AK 99502
Hotspot
524 West 4th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Hotspot
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99504

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Anchorage

Fastest Anchorage Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 0% of Anchorage)

GCI Communication

2 Gbps

75 Mbps

0.1%

GCI Communication

2 Gbps

75 Mbps

0.1%

Cable
(Covering 96.1% of Anchorage)

GCI Communication

2 Gbps

75 Mbps

96.1%

GCI Communication

2 Gbps

75 Mbps

96.1%

DSL
(Covering 54.3% of Anchorage)

Alaska Communications

75 Mbps

50 Mbps

54.3%

Alaska Communications

75 Mbps

50 Mbps

54.3%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 72.8% of Anchorage)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

50 Mbps

4 Mbps

0.2%

ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS

1 Gbps

100 Mbps

0.3%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Anchorage)

Viasat Internet

50 Mbps

3 Mbps

99.8%

Hughesnet

25 Mbps

3 Mbps

99.8%

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Average download speed in Anchorage:

132 Mbps

Based on 46,842 speed tests

Internet Values of Anchorage Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
GCI Communication Cable $189.99 per month 2.5 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 800-800-4800
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105
Alaska Communications DSL $99.99 per month 75 Mbps $1.33 per Mbps 855-275-5498
ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS Fixed $94.99 per month 50 Mbps $1.90 per Mbps 855-275-5498

Best Internet Provider in Anchorage

  1. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Anchorage
  2. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  3. GCI Communication Corp - Fast download speeds in Anchorage, most Fiber availability and most Cable availability
  4. Borealis Broadband - Fixed wireless up to 100 Mbps
  5. Alaska Communications - Most DSL availability
  6. Starlink - Widely available

Fastest Internet Providers in Anchorage

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Anchorage By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
Alaska Communications DSL 75 Mbps 54%
Borealis Broadband Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 73%
GCI Communication Corp Cable 2.5 Gbps 96%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 50 Mbps 100%
GCI Communication Corp Cable 2 Gbps 96%
Borealis Broadband Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 73%
Alaska Communications DSL 75 Mbps 54%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Anchorage

Internet service providers in Anchorage use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 97%
Cable - 55%
DSL - 55%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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