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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Alaska

There are highs and lows to living in Alaska. Your state sport is dog mushing, and you can see the northern lights about 240 days of the year. Unfortunately though, you might have a difficult time getting fast and reliable internet. That’s not to say there isn’t any internet available, but only 38% of Alaskans have access to 100Mbps or faster of download speed. Surprisingly, there is fiber internet available in the state, but you’ll have a tough time finding it in the capital city of Anchorage with fiber only available to 12% of the city's population. With availability in the Last Frontier, AT&T is truly a national provider. You can also find regional providers like Alaska Communications and TelAlaska.  

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars from customers in Alaska.

That ranks Alaska 49th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Alaska

 3.5/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 49th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$103.73 average price per payment for internet, per household

80.4% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.4/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.5/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

720,763 people

2.74 average people per household

$61,046 average income per household

39 average age per household

53% of population employed


2% lower than national average

Ranked 41st nationally


71% lower than national average

Ranked 51st nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 10th nationally


12% lower than national average

Ranked 48th nationally

Average download speed
58.7 Mbps

57.11% lower than national average
Ranks 51st nationally

Average upload speed
20.9 Mbps

64.39% lower than national average
Ranks 50th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Alaska

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Alaska Communications 15.85 Mbps 15.29 Mbps 66.94% View Plans for Alaska Communications
38% of people in Alaska have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 51st nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Cable 9.83 Mbps 0.44% 92.98% See all providers for Cable
DSL 63.29 Mbps 80.08% 80.35% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 872.14 Mbps 22.17% 96.36% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 116.5 Mbps 59.98% 81.56% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 100 Mbps 5.25% 95% See all providers for LTE Home

Best cities for internet in Alaska

Cities in Alaska with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Eagle River 101.73 Mbps 21.72 Mbps 100% TelAlaska
Anchorage 75.15 Mbps 24.25 Mbps 100% AT&T
Fairbanks 73.86 Mbps 24 Mbps 99% SPITwSPOTS LLC

Eagle River is the best city in Alaska for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Anchorage and Fairbanks also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Alaska

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Anchorage 291,836 24% 12% 100%
Wasilla 64,062 64% 64% 100%

Anchorage is the most internet-connected city in Alaska. Anchorage makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Anchorage's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Wasilla also makes it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Alaska


Population: 291,836

Median income: $93,674

75.15 Mbps
avg. download speed

24.25 Mbps
avg. upload speed

24.09% have access to high speed internet

12.33% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Eagle River

Population: 28,462

Median income: $121,694

101.73 Mbps
avg. download speed

21.72 Mbps
avg. upload speed

94.68% have access to high speed internet

94.68% have access to fiber internet

94.68% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 8,843

Median income: $111,482

7.31 Mbps
avg. download speed

19.6 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Alaska Communications

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Alaska FAQs

Does Alaska have good internet?

Yes, you can find good internet in Alaska. Alaska Communications is a fiber internet provider with plan speeds of up to 2.5Gbps. The 2.5Gbps plan is also reasonably priced when compared to similar plans from other major internet providers at less than $100 a month. Alaska Communications is only available to about 67% of customers in the state.

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