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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Point Lay, Alaska
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Internet Access in Point Lay, Alaska
Data displayed here is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. We leverage direct provider reports to validate that data. Plan, pricing, and other data is aggregated manually by our data division. Locally, we've collected and verified 0 Internet plans for Point Lay since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 346 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Residents can expect only one real company for broadband access in Point Lay. There isn't a guarantee that every address can get service. Currently, this is the norm in communities of Point Lay's size.
Coverage from the two most common companies, HughesNet and ASTAC, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between HughesNet and ASTAC is a common one.
Satellite is the top network type with coverage in Point Lay worth considering. Low wired Internet service in Point Lay results in poor average download speeds locally. Point Lay average download speeds rank 108.00% under the Alaska average.
Internet Statistics 2022
100.0% of consumers in Point Lay100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Point Lay, Alaska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|ASTAC||1.0 Mbps||DSL||2h 16m 32s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Point Lay
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Point Lay
Data collected by our research team shows that some of the common ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can eat up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Point Lay to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Point Lay||0.1 Mbps||2||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +545.5 Mbps )||21 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +161.2 Mbps )||20 ( +18 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +180.8 Mbps )||19 ( +17 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +186.5 Mbps )||26 ( +24 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +179 Mbps )||10 ( +8 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|