Fairbanks, AK High Speed Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Fairbanks, Alaska and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Fairbanks:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||GCI Holdings||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||99.6%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||Alaska Communications Systems Holdings||DSL||50 Mbps||20 Mbps||26.1%|
Fairbanks AK Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Fairbanks compare to Fairbanks North Star Borough? The average speed in Fairbanks is 15.68 Mbps which is slower than Fairbanks North Star Borough overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Alaska average of 11.98 Mbps.
Fairbanks Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 28.6% of the Fairbanks North Star Borough population
The average internet download speed in Fairbanks is 15.68 Mbps based upon 83464 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.4% of the Fairbanks population
Fiber optic internet is available to 3.6% of Fairbanks residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Fairbanks, AK providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Fairbanks is 43.2% slower than the Fairbanks North Star Borough average and 51.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Fairbanks residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks GCI Holdings as the top provider for Fairbanks, Alaska.
Who has the fastest internet service in Fairbanks?
GCI Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Fairbanks.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Fairbanks, Alaska?
The following zip codes were used: 99701, 99703, 99705, 99707, 99709, 99711, 99712 and 99790
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Fairbanks internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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How do the internet speeds in Fairbanks compare to other cities in Alaska?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Fairbanks, Alaska population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Fairbanks, Alaska?
GCI Holdings provides broadband internet service to 99.6% of Fairbanks.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
Fairbanks Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages