Best North Pole Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of North Pole, 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 North Pole:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1GCI HoldingsCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps99.4%
2Alaska Communications Systems HoldingsDSL50 Mbps10 Mbps61.3%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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North Pole 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.

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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 North Pole of 3.92 Mbps are slower than the Fairbanks North Star Borough upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Alaska.

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North Pole Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in North Pole is 3.92 Mbps. This is 24.8% faster than the average in Alaska and 66.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in North Pole is 23.9% slower than the Fairbanks North Star Borough average and 35.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in North Pole is 3.92 Mbps. This is 36.2% slower than the Fairbanks North Star Borough average and 66.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 85.5% of Fairbanks North Star Borough residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 1.9% of Fairbanks North Star Borough residents

  • The average internet download speed in Fairbanks North Star Borough is 27.61 Mbps based upon 71947 samples taken in the past year

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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 North Pole 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 North Pole, Alaska.

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

Click through to see how the North Pole broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Anchorage, Badger, College, Eielson Afb, Farmers Loop, Kodiak, Nome

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 North Pole, Alaska?

The following zip codes were used: 99705

Who has the fastest internet service in North Pole?

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

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in North Pole - 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.




North Pole 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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