Valdez, AK High Speed Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Valdez, 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 Valdez:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||GCI Holdings||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||93.2%|
|2||Copper Valley||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||100 Mbps||91.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Valdez 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 Valdez 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
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 Valdez of 3.85 Mbps are slower than the Valdez-Cordova Census Area upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Alaska.
Valdez Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Valdez is 3.85 Mbps. This is 22.6% faster than the average in Alaska and 66.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Valdez is 36.6% slower than the Valdez-Cordova Census Area average and 46% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Valdez is 3.85 Mbps. This is 37.3% slower than the Valdez-Cordova Census Area average and 66.8% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 0.0% of Valdez-Cordova Census Area residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Valdez-Cordova Census Area residents
The average internet download speed in Valdez-Cordova Census Area is 27.61 Mbps based upon 71947 samples taken in the past year
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 Valdez 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 Valdez, Alaska.
Who has the fastest internet service in Valdez?
GCI Holdings and Copper Valley with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Valdez.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Valdez, Alaska?
The following zip codes were used: 99686
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Valdez 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 Valdez compare to other cities in Alaska?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Valdez - Copper Valley.
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 Valdez, Alaska?
GCI Holdings provides broadband internet service to 93.2% of Valdez.
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.
Valdez 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