Internet Providers in Point Lay, Alaska

Most Popular Internet Providers in Point Lay, Alaska:

Showing 1 to 2 Providers

  • 1. HughesNet
    100% Available


    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Includes lease set-up fee. Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. ASTAC
    100% Available


    Price Range:

    $129.99 - $129.99

    Speeds up to:
    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 1-1mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $129.99 - $129.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year required

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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 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 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

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Point Lay is the 39th most connected city in Alaska ahead of Nome and Kotzebue, but behind Barrow, Fairbanks, and Fort Wainwright.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in North Slope 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.

In North Slope , approximately 10,000 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 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 )