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Internet Providers in Homer, Alaska
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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 12.84 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 102nd in terms of the density of broadband availability at local addresses.
- There are 6 internet providers in Homer with 4 of those offering residential service
- Homer is the 102nd most connected city in Alaska ahead of Seward, but behind Soldotna, Sterling, Kasilof, and Anchor Point.
- Explore internet access for communities within Homer: Halibut Cove, Nanwalek, Fritz Creek, and Port Graham
Internet Statistics 2022
49.3% of consumers in Homer4,000 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||Availability|
|GCI Communication||2,000 Mbps||Cable||4s||51.8%|
|Alaska Communications||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||85.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Homer
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Homer to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Homer||12.8 Mbps||4||$0.63 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +532.8 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +148.5 Mbps )||20 ( +16 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +168.1 Mbps )||19 ( +15 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +173.8 Mbps )||26 ( +22 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +166.3 Mbps )||10 ( +6 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|