Juneau, AK High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Juneau, 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 Juneau:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1GCI HoldingsCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps99.4%
2Alaska Communications Systems HoldingsDSL50 Mbps20 Mbps72.0%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Snowcloud Serviceswireless40 Mbps10 Mbps32.0%
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Juneau AK Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Juneau have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Juneau of 4.37 Mbps are slower than the Juneau City and Borough upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Alaska.

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Juneau Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.3% of Juneau residents

  • The average internet download speed in Juneau City and Borough is 27.61 Mbps based upon 71947 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Juneau is 4.37 Mbps. This is 39.2% faster than the average in Alaska and 62.3% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Juneau is 33.3% slower than the Juneau City and Borough average and 43.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Juneau is 4.37 Mbps. This is 28.8% slower than the Juneau City and Borough average and 62.3% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 99.2% of Juneau City and Borough residents

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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 Juneau 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 Juneau, Alaska.

How do the internet speeds in Juneau compare to other cities in Alaska?

Click through to see how the Juneau broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Anchorage, Chena Ridge, Kenai, Seward, Sitka, Skagway, Wrangell

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Juneau, Alaska?

The following zip codes were used: 99801, 99802, 99803, 99811, 99812, 99820, 99821 and 99824

Who has the fastest internet service in Juneau?

GCI Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Juneau.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Juneau - Alaska Communications Systems Holdings.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.




Juneau 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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