Best Skagway Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Skagway, 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 Skagway:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Alaska Power & Telephone||DSL, Fiber||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||99.2%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Skagway 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 Skagway have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Skagway are compared to Skagway Municipality? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Alaska overall?
Average download speeds in Skagway of 6.35 Mbps are slower than the Skagway Municipality average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Alaska.
Skagway Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Skagway Municipality is 27.61 Mbps based upon 71947 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Skagway is 47% slower than the average in Alaska and 80.4% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Skagway is 1.37 Mbps. This is 77.7% slower than the Skagway Municipality average and 88.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Skagway population
DSL internet is available to 99.0% of Skagway residents
DSL internet is available to 96.7% of the Skagway Municipality population
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 Skagway 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 Alaska Power & Telephone as the top provider for Skagway, Alaska.
Who has the fastest internet service in Skagway?
Alaska Power & Telephone and ViaSat with a download speed of 100 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Skagway.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Skagway, Alaska?
The following zip codes were used: 99840
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Skagway 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|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Skagway compare to other cities in Alaska?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Skagway - Alaska Power & Telephone.
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 Skagway, Alaska?
Alaska Power & Telephone provides broadband internet service to 99.2% of Skagway.
Skagway 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