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Internet Providers in Sand Point, Alaska
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Internet Access in Sand Point, Alaska
Sand Point has a total of 2 broadband providers with residential service, and a total of 5 including specialized business and mobile providers like X2nSat and GCI Communication. (Note that some might be "double entries" as many companies sell home and business service under separate branches.)
HughesNet offers the largest coverage area for Sand Point residents. practically one hundred percent of the Sand Point area can get access to them. TelAlaska is the most likely second option, serving close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly DSL Internet service. The fastest package we've seen for TelAlaska in Sand Point is 4 Mbps.
As of the latest government reporting, 100 percent of households (900 residents total) have only one option for home Internet service.
Looking at network technology with significant infrastructure already built around the city, the most frequently available wired Internet tech types are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (close to one hundred percent coverage). DSL service is transmitted via twisted copper telephone wires by providers like TelAlaska that own phone lines. The twisted copper makeup of phone lines outputs slightly less bandwidth than newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.
Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from public governmental data from the FCC and private datasets collected from providers. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow and Google search results. Our research team has manually gathered pricing for 0 Internet plans and bundles within Sand Point as of 2022.
Internet Statistics 2022
100.0% of consumers in Sand Point900 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 Sand Point, Alaska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TelAlaska||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||99.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Sand Point
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 Sand Point
Data from our research team shows that some of the top providers in Sand Point use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Sand Point to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sand Point||162.8 Mbps||2||$3.87 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +382.8 Mbps )||21 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -1.5 Mbps )||20 ( +18 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +18.1 Mbps )||19 ( +17 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +23.8 Mbps )||26 ( +24 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +16.3 Mbps )||10 ( +8 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|