There are 4 residential cable providers in Alaska covering 79.05% of the state. The largest cable company is GCI Communication, available to 79.36% of Alaska homes. Call GCI Communication first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 4 Cable Providers in Alaska

State ProviderAvailabilityAlaska SpeedsGet Service
GCI Communication79.36%

6 to 1000 Mbps

946.14 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of GCI Communication customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 578,439 people who can get cable from GCI Communication in Alaska. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of GCI Communication potential customers in Alaska who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. GCI Communication offers 4 different speeds throughout Alaska. The fastest speed anyone in Alaska can get from GCI Communication is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all GCI Communication Alaska customers is 946.14 Mbps.

Eyecom0.65%

1 to 1 Mbps

1 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Eyecom customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 4,710 people who can get cable from Eyecom in Alaska. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Eyecom potential customers in Alaska who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Eyecom offers no different speeds throughout Alaska. The fastest speed anyone in Alaska can get from Eyecom is 1 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Eyecom Alaska customers is 1 Mbps.

Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative0.27%

6 to 6 Mbps

6 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,952 people who can get cable from Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative in Alaska. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative potential customers in Alaska who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative offers no different speeds throughout Alaska. The fastest speed anyone in Alaska can get from Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative is 6 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Nushagak Electric & Telephone Cooperative Alaska customers is 6 Mbps.

United Utilities0.07%

2 to 15 Mbps

8.55 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of United Utilities customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 499 people who can get cable from United Utilities in Alaska. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of United Utilities potential customers in Alaska who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. United Utilities offers 2 different speeds throughout Alaska. The fastest speed anyone in Alaska can get from United Utilities is 15 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all United Utilities Alaska customers is 8.55 Mbps.

Algona Municipal Utilities0%

50 to 50 Mbps

0 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Algona Municipal Utilities customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the – people who can get cable from Algona Municipal Utilities in Alaska. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Algona Municipal Utilities potential customers in Alaska who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Algona Municipal Utilities offers no different speeds throughout Alaska. The fastest speed anyone in Alaska can get from Algona Municipal Utilities is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Algona Municipal Utilities Alaska customers is 0 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Alaska. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Alaska residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like GCI Communication and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

1-844-784-2127

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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1-833-562-8571

More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Alaska

Alaska customers can get an average of 738.99 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 74.58% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 1 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in North Alaska, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Northwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 79.3% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, DSL is the best alternative for most households.

Alaska Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in Alaska

Cable internet is available to 79.05% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Alaska Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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What zip codes have cable in Alaska and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
9969387.1%
996740%
996770%
9968693.43%
9958796.69%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
9964577.51%
9956797.59%
995880%
995400%
996310%

Cable in Your Alaska Neighborhood

GCI Communication is the primary cable provider for Alaska's northwest, north, northeast, west, central, east, southwest and southeast neighborhoods. Some areas in Alaska may be uncovered, especially areas with very few homes.

Compared with the rest of the county, Alaska has less access to cable versus other states and less cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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