Alaska Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Alaska Internet Facts in 2022

  • Alaska currently ranks 42nd among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Alaska residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly eight in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that nine in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,874 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Alaska, 77.7% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 49th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Juneau 99.47%
Ketchikan Gateway 99.00%
Anchorage 98.74%
Sitka 97.96%
Wrangell 90.08%
Fairbanks North Star 87.05%
Kodiak Island 86.50%
Matanuska-Susitna 82.91%
Petersburg 81.42%
Haines 67.15%
Lowest
Aleutians East 0%
Aleutians West 0%
Bethel 0%
Bristol Bay 0%
Dillingham 0%
Lake and Peninsula 0%
Nome 0%
North Slope 0%
Northwest Arctic 0%
Prince of Wales-Hyder 0%

In Alaska, 77.3% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 20th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Alaska

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 88%
  • Without: 12%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 88%
  • Cellular data only: 18%
  • Satellite: 6%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 5%
  • 18-64: 7%
  • 65+ adults: 9%

  • <$20,000: 37%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 14%
  • $75,000+: 5%

  • Black: (Unavailable)
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 12%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Mixed race: 6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6%
  • White: 5%

  • Employed: 6%
  • Unemployed: 13%

  • Less than high school: 14%
  • Some college or associate degree: 8%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 4%

Internet Speed in Top Alaska Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Anchorage 115.1 MBPS 14 Providers
Fairbanks 94.5 MBPS 10 Providers
Wasilla 46.3 MBPS 7 Providers
Juneau 216.7 MBPS 7 Providers
Eagle River 184.4 MBPS 9 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Alaska

Provider Avg. Download Speed
GCI Communication 141.9 MBPS
AC Wireless 103.6 MBPS
Matanuska Telephone Association 51.7 MBPS
TelAlaska 13.2 MBPS
Alaska Power & Telephone 12.2 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Aleutians East 0.0%
Aleutians West 0.0%
Anchorage 99.4%
Bethel 0.0%
Bristol Bay 0.0%
Denali 61.2%
Dillingham 0.0%
Fairbanks North Star 93.8%
Haines 92.9%
Hoonah-Angoon 25.6%
Juneau 99.5%
Kenai Peninsula 83.1%
Ketchikan Gateway 99.8%
Kodiak Island 86.5%
Lake and Peninsula 0.0%
Matanuska-Susitna 96.3%
Nome 39.1%
North Slope 60.7%
Northwest Arctic 0.0%
Petersburg 81.4%
Prince of Wales-Hyder 69.3%
Sitka 98.0%
Skagway 96.8%
Southeast Fairbanks 59.3%
Valdez-Cordova 89.7%
Wade Hampton 0.0%
Wrangell 90.1%
Yakutat 0.0%
Yukon-Koyukuk 1.8%

Internet Providers By City in Alaska

Adak 0.0% 5 providers
Akiachak 0.0% 4 providers
Alakanuk 0.0% 4 providers
Anaktuvuk Pass 0.0% 4 providers
Anchorage 99.0% 14 providers
Angoon 95.0% 5 providers
Barrow 100.0% 4 providers
Bethel 0.0% 4 providers
Buckland 0.0% 5 providers
Chevak 0.0% 4 providers
Chugiak 99.0% 7 providers
Coffman Cove 0.0% 5 providers
Copper Center 96.5% 6 providers
Cordova 75.0% 6 providers
Craig 65.8% 7 providers
Delta Junction 53.3% 8 providers
Dillingham 0.0% 5 providers
Dutch Harbor 0.0% 4 providers
Eagle River 99.4% 9 providers
Eielson Afb 99.3% 8 providers
Emmonak 0.0% 4 providers
Fairbanks 92.7% 10 providers
Fort Wainwright 100.0% 10 providers
Girdwood 97.1% 9 providers
Glennallen 93.1% 6 providers
Grayling 0.0% 4 providers
Haines 93.2% 6 providers
Homer 62.8% 6 providers
Hydaburg 100.0% 7 providers
Iliamna 0.0% 4 providers
Jber 97.8% 10 providers
Juneau 99.4% 7 providers
Kaktovik 0.0% 4 providers
Kalskag 0.0% 4 providers
Kaltag 0.0% 3 providers
Kasigluk 0.0% 4 providers
Kenai 93.8% 8 providers
Ketchikan 99.6% 6 providers
King Cove 0.0% 4 providers
Kipnuk 0.0% 4 providers
Kodiak 91.2% 5 providers
Kotzebue 0.0% 6 providers
Kwethluk 0.0% 4 providers
Lower Kalskag 0.0% 4 providers
Mekoryuk 0.0% 4 providers
Metlakatla 96.2% 7 providers
Moose Pass 96.1% 6 providers
Mountain Village 0.0% 4 providers
Naknek 0.0% 4 providers
Nome 91.9% 4 providers
Noorvik 0.0% 5 providers
North Pole 96.2% 10 providers
Nunam Iqua 0.0% 4 providers
Palmer 98.4% 7 providers
Petersburg 97.0% 7 providers
Pilot Station 0.0% 4 providers
Point Hope 99.4% 4 providers
Point Lay 0.0% 4 providers
Russian Mission 0.0% 4 providers
Saint Marys 0.0% 4 providers
Saint Paul Island 0.0% 4 providers
Sand Point 0.0% 5 providers
Savoonga 0.0% 4 providers
Seldovia 0.0% 6 providers
Seward 99.6% 8 providers
Sitka 98.0% 6 providers
Skagway 96.8% 6 providers
Soldotna 93.5% 7 providers
Sterling 65.2% 7 providers
Talkeetna 76.3% 6 providers
Teller 0.0% 3 providers
Thorne Bay 0.0% 7 providers
Tok 97.1% 6 providers
Toksook Bay 0.0% 4 providers
Tuluksak 0.0% 4 providers
Tununak 0.0% 4 providers
Unalakleet 0.0% 4 providers
Unalaska 0.0% 5 providers
Valdez 99.2% 7 providers
Venetie 0.0% 4 providers
Wainwright 78.8% 4 providers
Wales 0.0% 3 providers
Wasilla 98.4% 7 providers
Wrangell 91.3% 6 providers