Washington Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Washington Internet Facts in 2022

  • Washington currently ranks 14th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Washington residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly six in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,874 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Washington, 93.7% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 19th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Columbia 100%
Grant 100%
Pend Oreille 99.93%
Walla Walla 99.90%
Ferry 99.64%
King 99.38%
Stevens 98.37%
Snohomish 98.32%
Pierce 97.93%
Island 97.70%
Lowest
Lincoln 0.44%
Wahkiakum 20.16%
Klickitat 44.29%
San Juan 49.72%
Skamania 57.16%
Adams 58.97%
Okanogan 61.82%
Kittitas 72.56%
Lewis 72.79%
Garfield 74.49%

In Washington, 81.3% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 12th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Washington

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 91%
  • Without: 7%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 91%
  • Cellular data only: 10%
  • Satellite: 5%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 3%
  • 65+ adults: 6%

  • <$20,000: 28%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 11%
  • $75,000+: 3%

  • Black: 4%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 7%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 3%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 3%
  • Unemployed: 5%

  • Less than high school: 7%
  • Some college or associate degree: 5%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 2%

Internet Speed in Top Washington Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Seattle 183.0 MBPS 35 Providers
Spokane 161.2 MBPS 27 Providers
Tacoma 164.3 MBPS 26 Providers
Vancouver 199.4 MBPS 23 Providers
Everett 218.6 MBPS 21 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Washington

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 227.8 MBPS
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave 186.2 MBPS
CenturyLink 140.4 MBPS
Spectrum 96.8 MBPS
Startouch 31.9 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 74.1%
Asotin 97.3%
Benton 96.0%
Chelan 96.5%
Clallam 87.6%
Clark 98.2%
Columbia 100.0%
Cowlitz 96.1%
Douglas 93.5%
Ferry 100.0%
Franklin 86.5%
Garfield 75.3%
Grant 100.0%
Grays Harbor 93.8%
Island 98.5%
Jefferson 90.9%
King 99.6%
Kitsap 97.7%
Kittitas 92.9%
Klickitat 56.5%
Lewis 86.2%
Lincoln 81.2%
Mason 95.2%
Okanogan 71.5%
Pacific 87.9%
Pend Oreille 99.9%
Pierce 98.8%
San Juan 94.7%
Skagit 96.8%
Skamania 65.5%
Snohomish 98.8%
Spokane 94.4%
Stevens 98.6%
Thurston 98.7%
Wahkiakum 20.2%
Walla Walla 99.9%
Whatcom 95.3%
Whitman 78.6%
Yakima 88.1%

Internet Providers By City in Washington

Aberdeen 99.4% 15 providers
Airway Heights 99.6% 17 providers
Allyn 99.5% 12 providers
Anacortes 99.2% 18 providers
Arlington 93.2% 17 providers
Auburn 99.5% 21 providers
Bainbridge Island 100.0% 15 providers
Battle Ground 93.8% 14 providers
Belfair 93.0% 16 providers
Bellevue 99.9% 24 providers
Bellingham 99.5% 20 providers
Benton City 77.8% 20 providers
Black Diamond 96.2% 13 providers
Blaine 88.3% 15 providers
Bonney Lake 99.7% 12 providers
Bothell 99.8% 20 providers
Bow 96.8% 16 providers
Bremerton 96.1% 20 providers
Brewster 80.3% 14 providers
Brush Prairie 99.3% 14 providers
Buckley 98.6% 12 providers
Burbank 100.0% 18 providers
Burlington 99.3% 17 providers
Camano Island 98.6% 14 providers
Camas 99.5% 16 providers
Carnation 97.6% 13 providers
Cashmere 93.5% 15 providers
Castle Rock 91.5% 16 providers
Centralia 94.8% 19 providers
Chattaroy 65.1% 18 providers
Chehalis 83.3% 18 providers
Chelan 92.0% 19 providers
Cheney 83.3% 18 providers
Chewelah 100.0% 13 providers
Clarkston 97.6% 18 providers
Cle Elum 76.7% 16 providers
Clinton 100.0% 14 providers
Colbert 75.2% 19 providers
Colfax 71.7% 18 providers
College Place 100.0% 20 providers
Colville 100.0% 15 providers
Concrete 95.7% 12 providers
Connell 2.2% 18 providers
Coupeville 98.5% 16 providers
Custer 75.0% 14 providers
Davenport 95.1% 14 providers
Dayton 100.0% 17 providers
Deer Park 97.7% 18 providers
Dupont 100.0% 11 providers
Duvall 97.3% 13 providers
East Wenatchee 99.1% 18 providers
Eastsound 98.1% 16 providers
Eatonville 80.5% 13 providers
Edmonds 100.0% 16 providers
Elk 98.5% 17 providers
Ellensburg 97.4% 17 providers
Elma 92.5% 14 providers
Enumclaw 96.9% 12 providers
Ephrata 100.0% 20 providers
Everett 99.8% 21 providers
Everson 85.3% 15 providers
Fall City 98.4% 11 providers
Federal Way 99.4% 16 providers
Ferndale 93.4% 14 providers
Fox Island 99.7% 11 providers
Freeland 100.0% 14 providers
Friday Harbor 95.6% 14 providers
Gig Harbor 99.3% 16 providers
Gold Bar 95.9% 10 providers
Goldendale 22.8% 13 providers
Graham 99.8% 15 providers
Grandview 86.4% 14 providers
Granger 90.8% 17 providers
Granite Falls 94.1% 15 providers
Greenacres 96.8% 21 providers
Hoquiam 92.6% 16 providers
Issaquah 99.9% 17 providers
Kalama 94.1% 15 providers
Kelso 96.0% 17 providers
Kenmore 100.0% 15 providers
Kennewick 99.4% 22 providers
Kent 99.7% 23 providers
Kettle Falls 100.0% 15 providers
Kingston 99.6% 14 providers
Kirkland 99.9% 18 providers
La Center 88.7% 17 providers
La Conner 99.4% 14 providers
Lacey 99.4% 17 providers
Lake Stevens 99.2% 13 providers
Lakebay 98.2% 13 providers
Lakewood 99.0% 16 providers
Langley 100.0% 14 providers
Leavenworth 91.7% 16 providers
Liberty Lake 96.2% 18 providers
Long Beach 100.0% 15 providers
Longview 99.1% 15 providers
Lynden 93.8% 17 providers
Lynnwood 100.0% 24 providers
Mabton 77.9% 15 providers
Manson 94.2% 15 providers
Maple Falls 97.6% 11 providers
Maple Valley 99.4% 12 providers
Marysville 98.3% 18 providers
Mattawa 100.0% 13 providers
Mccleary 94.7% 13 providers
Mead 83.2% 19 providers
Medical Lake 76.0% 18 providers
Mercer Island 99.9% 17 providers
Milton 94.6% 12 providers
Monroe 97.7% 15 providers
Montesano 91.3% 14 providers
Moses Lake 100.0% 19 providers
Mount Vernon 96.5% 15 providers
Mountlake Terrace 100.0% 17 providers
Moxee 83.6% 17 providers
Mukilteo 99.8% 16 providers
Naches 78.6% 17 providers
Newman Lake 93.2% 15 providers
Newport 98.6% 15 providers
Nine Mile Falls 85.3% 18 providers
North Bend 98.7% 12 providers
Oak Harbor 97.8% 16 providers
Ocean Park 98.0% 14 providers
Ocean Shores 99.5% 14 providers
Okanogan 84.3% 11 providers
Olalla 100.0% 13 providers
Olympia 98.9% 19 providers
Omak 78.8% 16 providers
Onalaska 98.1% 15 providers
Oroville 76.9% 15 providers
Orting 98.2% 13 providers
Othello 76.4% 20 providers
Otis Orchards 99.9% 16 providers
Pacific 100.0% 12 providers
Pasco 96.8% 20 providers
Port Angeles 92.5% 12 providers
Port Hadlock 97.5% 15 providers
Port Ludlow 98.6% 12 providers
Port Orchard 99.5% 15 providers
Port Townsend 97.7% 12 providers
Poulsbo 98.6% 16 providers
Prosser 80.4% 19 providers
Pullman 89.6% 16 providers
Puyallup 99.9% 23 providers
Quincy 100.0% 22 providers
Rainier 99.2% 12 providers
Ravensdale 91.9% 11 providers
Raymond 79.4% 13 providers
Redmond 99.5% 20 providers
Renton 99.4% 19 providers
Republic 98.2% 16 providers
Richland 99.2% 26 providers
Ridgefield 98.2% 18 providers
Rochester 93.7% 13 providers
Roy 93.8% 14 providers
Royal City 100.0% 15 providers
Sammamish 100.0% 17 providers
Seabeck 97.3% 9 providers
Seattle 99.7% 35 providers
Sedro Woolley 97.2% 16 providers
Selah 99.5% 17 providers
Sequim 93.1% 13 providers
Shelton 97.0% 14 providers
Silverdale 94.5% 16 providers
Snohomish 98.9% 16 providers
Snoqualmie 97.9% 11 providers
Soap Lake 100.0% 18 providers
Spanaway 99.8% 12 providers
Spokane 97.7% 27 providers
Stanwood 93.7% 15 providers
Steilacoom 79.9% 11 providers
Stevenson 88.5% 14 providers
Sultan 98.7% 12 providers
Sumner 99.8% 15 providers
Sunnyside 92.6% 18 providers
Tacoma 99.2% 26 providers
Tenino 99.8% 14 providers
Toledo 99.9% 13 providers
Tonasket 64.6% 15 providers
Toppenish 74.8% 17 providers
University Place 99.9% 14 providers
Vancouver 99.7% 23 providers
Vashon 99.6% 14 providers
Veradale 99.6% 19 providers
Walla Walla 99.9% 22 providers
Wapato 60.9% 18 providers
Warden 99.2% 16 providers
Washougal 85.7% 13 providers
Wenatchee 99.6% 17 providers
West Richland 92.7% 18 providers
White Salmon 83.2% 16 providers
Winlock 44.8% 15 providers
Woodinville 99.7% 16 providers
Woodland 91.1% 18 providers
Yacolt 73.4% 13 providers
Yakima 95.0% 21 providers
Yelm 99.4% 13 providers
Zillah 77.1% 19 providers