Internet Providers in Sand Point, Alaska

Most Popular Internet Providers in Sand Point, Alaska:

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  • 1. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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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
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. TelAlaska
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $65 - $125

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 4-25mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $65 - $125
    • Contracts: 1 Year required

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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

900 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%

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Sand Point is the 50th most connected city in Alaska ahead of Dillingham, Anchor Point, and Homer, but behind Bethel and Kodiak.

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

Approximately 900 people in Aleutians East 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 Aleutians East , approximately 3,000 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 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 )