Internet Providers in Homer, AK

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Residential Internet Statistics for Homer, AK
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $109.99

Internet Access in Homer, Alaska

Homer has 4 residential Internet providers, or 9 if you include business and mobile operators. There are 3 broadband choices like DSL or cable.

Coverage from HughesNet and Alaska Communications, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between HughesNet and Alaska Communications is a common one in Homer.

As might be expected for cities with Homer's density of telecom competition, the weighted average download speeds in Homer fall short of the state average. The current average speed for Homer over the past twelve months is 21.49 Mbps.

The plans shown on this page are collected by hand by our data team. The 19 plans shown are the most relevant of 0 broadband packages we've aggregated in Homer to date.

In summary, the average Homer resident has 2-3 choices for Internet. Homer ranks 104th in terms of the density of broadband availability at local addresses.

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Homer, Alaska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
GCI Communication 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Alaska Communications 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Homer, Alaska

  • Alaska Communications - DSL - 85.9% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • GCI - Cable - 51.8% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Homer - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Homer

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Homer is the 104th most connected city in Alaska ahead of Seward, but behind Soldotna, Sterling, Kasilof, and Anchor Point.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 4,000 people in Kenai Peninsula don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 51% of Homer residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Kenai Peninsula , approximately 23,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps Among Homer ISPs

Internet providers have moved to impose "data caps" to their home Internet packages lately. This trend holds true for the Homer market, with Internet companies like GCI featuring capped plans. It's not a major issue for the majority of residents, but is liable to affect those that stream a large amount of 4K video. Caps with cable bundles are usually around 1 Terabyte. This is more than 99 percent of customers use. Potential GCI Communication customers should verify data caps before signing up.

Internet access in Homer neighborhoods

Broadband information in Homer is available in the following communities: Halibut Cove, Nanwalek, Fritz Creek, Port Graham.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Homer

Provider Type Coverage Speed
SPITwSPOTS Fixed Wireless 95.5%+ 150 Mbps
Alaska Communications DSL 85.9%+ 50 Mbps
GCI Communication Cable 51.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
SPITwSPOTS Fixed Wireless 100% 150 Mbps
GCI Communication Fiber 5.1%+ -- Mbps

Compare Homer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Homer 21.5 Mbps 4 $1.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +393.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +105.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )