In Alaska there is 1 residential Cable provider covering 80.39% of the state. The average home can get speeds up to 953 Mbps. Note that we may have a financial relationship with some of the providers below. This does not influence rankings, and helps us provide high-quality detailed information for free.


Cable Internet Service Provider in Alaska

GCI Communications | Cable



Avg. Speed:

965 Mbps

To avoid wasting your time, providers with less than 1% coverage in Alaska are not shown.


Alaska Satellite TV & Internet Providers

DISH Satellite TV



Avg. Speed:

N/A: Call to bundle.


DIRECTV Satellite TV



Avg. Speed:


Not sure whether to choose Dish or DIRECTV? For most people most of the time we recommend DISH. But click here to learn more.


HughesNet Satellite Internet



Avg. Speed:

15 Mbps

(High latency)




Where in Alaska is cable internet available?

Alaska map of cable internet availability

Cable Internet Availability Key



Cable is available in 80.39% of Alaska. Areas in green have cable internet service, where areas in yellow or red may not. The most widely available provider is GCI. Call one of the companies with service in Alaska above to see who has service at your home.


How fast is cable internet in Alaska?

The map below shows maximum cable internet speeds by area in Alaska.

Alaska map of the fastest cable internet speeds

Cable Internet Speed Key

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The average Alaska home can get up to 953 Mbps on their cable internet plan. The fastest cable download speed in the state is 1,000 Mbps, which 76.56% of residents can get. Some homes and apartments do not have access to these speeds. On the slower end, for example, less than 1% of homes can only purchase plans up to 4.0 Mbps. See the internet provider details below for info about their speed and coverage in Alaska.

Cable internet speeds tend to be faster in the north parts of Alaska, and slower in the northwest areas of the state.

Is cable the fastest internet I can get in Alaska?

The fastest internet for you may vary based on where in Alaska you live. In general, dsl competes most often with cable in the state.

  • Fiber is the fastest internet type for 7.93% of Alaska homes.
  • Cable is fastest for 73.70% of the state.
  • DSL is fastest for 9.46%.
  • Fixed wireless is fastest for 7.01%.
  • Satellite internet may be the only option for 1.90% of Alaska homes.


Cable Providers in Depth

Below you'll find which TV and internet providers offer service in Alaska, along with details on where in Alaska and at what speeds.

GCI Communications Cable in Alaska

GCI cable coverage

About 79.43%, or 558,227 people, have GCI cable internet available to them in the state. The company covers the entire Alaska area. GCI is a large internet service provider internet service providers in the US, with internet service available in much of Alaska.


GCI Communications cable download speeds

GCI is above average when comparing download speeds to all other internet providers in Alaska. Versus other cable providers in the area, GCI cable is the fastest. There are 5 different maximum speeds throughout Alaska. The fastest plan anyone in Alaska can order from GCI goes up to 1,000 Mbps, the slowest package only goes up to 10 Mbps, and the state-wide average maximum speed for Alaska customers is up to 965 Mbps.

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The following maximum speeds are marketed to GCI Communications customers in Alaska. Cheaper plans with slower speeds may be available.

  • 96.4% up to 1,000.0 Mbps
  • 0.1% up to 400.0 Mbps
  • 0.4% up to 22.0 Mbps
  • 0.0% up to 15.0 Mbps
  • 3.1% up to 10.0 Mbps


GCI Communications cable upload speeds

In Alaska download speeds tend to be than upload speeds for GCI cable. Compared to other ISPs, GCI is below average where upload speeds are concerned, and the fastest compared to other Alaska cable providers. GCI offers 4 different upload speeds across the state, so your internet plan's upload speed may vary by neighborhood. The fastest upload speed available to anyone from this ISP in Alaska is up to 50 Mbps. Some customers have slower plan choices, which only go up to 2.0 Mbps. On average, GCI customers can get speeds up to 48 Mbps.

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GCI's Alaska cable customers can expect the following upload speeds:

  • 96.4% up to 50.0 Mbps
  • 0.1% up to 20.0 Mbps
  • 3.1% up to 4.0 Mbps
  • 0.5% up to 2.0 Mbps





Alaska Cable by Area

This information is most helpful to those looking for homes or considering moving to Alaska or any of the areas nearby.

How does cable internet in Alaska compare to the rest of the United States?

Cable internet speeds in Alaska are comparable versus the average speeds in the United States: 936 Mbps in the United States versus 953 Mbps in the state. The nation has similar cable availability compared to the state. Average cable coverage in the United States is 89.84% versus 80.39% in Alaska.

What zip codes have cable internet?

Cable internet coverage varies by zip code and neighborhood. Some examples in or around Alaska are shown below. You can enter any zip code here to see TV and internet providers by zip code.

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What does cable internet look like in other states?

Below are states nearby and with similar populations. This comparison can be useful if living somewhere with fast internet is important to you.

Nearby States

  • Washington: more cable coverage, faster speeds
  • Oregon: more cable coverage, slower speeds
  • Montana: less cable coverage, slower speeds
  • Idaho: less cable coverage, faster speeds
  • Nevada: more cable coverage, faster speeds
  • North Dakota: less cable coverage, slower speeds
  • Wyoming: less cable coverage, slower speeds
  • California: more cable coverage, faster speeds
  • Utah: more cable coverage, slower speeds
  • South Dakota: less cable coverage, slower speeds

States with Similar Populations