Broadband Service in Washington

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BROADBAND IN Washington

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Washington Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
94%
94% BROADBAND COVERAGE
9%
9% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

59.6

12th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

94.4%

of Washingtonians have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

91.7%

of Washingtonians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

13.8%

of Washingtonians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.3%

of Washingtonians have access to wireline service.

31.3%

of Washingtonians have access to fiber-optic service.

90.1%

of Washingtonians have access to cable service.

92.9%

of Washingtonians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.9%

of Washingtonians have access to mobile broadband service.

85.2%

of Washingtonians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Washington

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2.
Mercer Island
81.7 MBPS
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3.
Spanaway
78.0 MBPS
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4.
Bellevue
77.5 MBPS
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5.
North Bend
77.0 MBPS
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GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Washington State Broadband Project has been awarded $7,314,042 in federal grants for Washington's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $166,058,182, accounting for 4.8% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Washington.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 90.4% to 97.2% of Washingtonians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 205 broadband providers in Washington.
  • There are 395,000 people in Washington without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 533,000 people in Washington that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 122,000 people in Washington don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Washington CITIES

Average speed over time
Arlington80.8%17 providers
Auburn99.0%22 providers
Battle Ground91.0%17 providers
Bellevue99.6%38 providers
Bellingham98.4%19 providers
Bonney Lake98.9%14 providers
Bothell99.3%28 providers
Bremerton98.1%26 providers
Edmonds99.7%20 providers
Ellensburg92.8%14 providers
Everett98.9%30 providers
Federal Way99.0%23 providers
Gig Harbor95.9%21 providers
Issaquah99.1%21 providers
Kennewick99.5%25 providers
Kent99.3%29 providers
Kirkland99.4%23 providers
Lacey98.0%21 providers
Lake Stevens98.5%11 providers
Lakewood99.6%25 providers
Longview99.1%13 providers
Lynnwood99.2%29 providers
Maple Valley98.8%13 providers
Marysville85.6%23 providers
Moses Lake100.0%18 providers
Mount Vernon92.3%18 providers
Oak Harbor96.7%14 providers
Olympia97.0%29 providers
Pasco96.5%22 providers
Port Angeles88.0%14 providers
Port Orchard98.0%18 providers
Pullman83.9%15 providers
Puyallup99.9%32 providers
Redmond99.2%30 providers
Renton98.1%29 providers
Richland98.6%26 providers
Sammamish99.3%23 providers
Seattle98.5%43 providers
Shelton93.6%14 providers
Snohomish97.4%16 providers
Spanaway99.3%15 providers
Spokane96.7%32 providers
Tacoma98.7%36 providers
Vancouver99.3%39 providers
Walla Walla99.9%18 providers
Wenatchee98.8%15 providers
Woodinville98.4%26 providers
Yakima93.8%23 providers
Last Updated on 7/11/2017.

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