Internet Service Providers in Wrangell, Alaska

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wrangell, AK
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 44.61 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 8.73%

Internet Access in Wrangell, Alaska

The most frequently available wired network options within Wrangell are Satellite networks and Cable networks. Our records show that Satellite has a practically one hundred percent territory, compared with Cable's 91.27 percent availability.

Alaska Power & Telephone is the third largest wired broadband provider in Wrangell by coverage area. They are available to 85 percent of residents. AP&T Wireless is also a common option — while fixed wireless Internet isn't as well-known as cable or DSL, it it offers similar speed and quality.

14.8 percent of Wrangell is still left with only one or zero options for broadband-quality Internet services. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average customer has 2-3 providers to choose from. In general, addresses that have better choices usually get reduced pricing as companies will often improve service to win subscribers.

Coverage from the most common providers, HughesNet and GCI Communication, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between HughesNet and GCI is a common one in Wrangell.

All the coverage statistics on this page comes from FCC data, which compels Internet providers in Wrangell to submit there coverage area data biannually. Using direct relationships with telecom companies, we are able to cross-validate this data in comparison to private data submitted by telecoms directly. Our speed averages are calculated from real-world speed tests from Wrangell from M-Labs.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Wrangell with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Wrangell is the 42nd most connected city in Alaska ahead of Douglas, Sitka, and Craig, but behind Petersburg and Ketchikan.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Wrangell, Alaska

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
GCI Communication 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Alaska Power & Telephone 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wrangell, Alaska

  • GCI - 91.3% Availability in Wrangell - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Alaska Power & Telephone - 85.2% Availability in Wrangell - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Wrangell - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wrangell

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Wrangell is the 42nd most connected city in Alaska ahead of Douglas, Sitka, and Craig, but behind Petersburg and Ketchikan.

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

Approximately 200 people in Wrangell 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.

Approximately 85% of Wrangell residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Wrangell , approximately 200 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 Caps and Wrangell Internet Providers

Both HughesNet and GCI have data caps on some or all packages. Package limits vary between plans. Data limits have the biggest effect on people who use their connection more than average. Streaming HD video consume as much as 3 Gigabytes per hour. 3GB/hr usually won't come close to a data cap in the 250–1,000GB range most common among wired providers. That said, 4K video is the biggest issue here with data caps. 4K video streaming eats up around 7 Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wrangell

Provider Type Coverage Speed
GCI Communication Cable 91.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Alaska Power & Telephone DSL 85.2%+ 25 Mbps
AP&T Wireless Fixed Wireless 64.8%+ 8 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
GCI Communication Fiber 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Wrangell to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wrangell 44.6 Mbps 4 $1.09 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +304.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +62.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +55.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +67.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +70.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )