Broadband Service in Washington

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Coverage by County

94.6%
15.4%

115.1

16th

Broadband Speeds

93.5%

of Washingtonians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

9.5%

of Washingtonians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

98.7%

of Washingtonians have access to wireline service

58.9%

of Washingtonians have access to fiber-optic service

91.4%

of Washingtonians have access to cable service

93.4%

of Washingtonians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Washington

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adams 74.1%
Asotin 96.6%
Benton 95.3%
Chelan 92.8%
Clallam 86.5%
Clark 97.0%
Columbia 100.0%
Cowlitz 96.8%
Douglas 93.0%
Ferry 100.0%
Franklin 85.0%
Garfield 75.3%
Grant 86.3%
Grays Harbor 93.3%
Island 98.7%
Jefferson 91.0%
King 99.2%
Kitsap 97.6%
Kittitas 92.5%
Klickitat 52.3%
Lewis 85.6%
Lincoln 80.7%
Mason 95.2%
Okanogan 46.4%
Pacific 87.9%
Pend Oreille 99.9%
Pierce 98.3%
San Juan 93.3%
Skagit 94.7%
Skamania 62.3%
Snohomish 97.4%
Spokane 94.1%
Stevens 98.6%
Thurston 98.7%
Wahkiakum 72.0%
Walla Walla 99.9%
Whatcom 93.8%
Whitman 73.6%
Yakima 86.4%

Internet Speed in Top Washington Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Seattle 100.7 MBPS 28 Providers
2. Spokane 101.7 MBPS 23 Providers
3. Tacoma 99.3 MBPS 21 Providers
4. Vancouver 129.6 MBPS 19 Providers
5. Everett 105.0 MBPS 17 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Washington

Provider Avg. download speed
XFINITY from Comcast 143.0 MBPS
Wave Broadband 122.8 MBPS
CenturyLink 86.8 MBPS
Spectrum 77.2 MBPS
PocketiNet Communications 47.8 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Washington, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

Washington is the 16th most connected state in the U.S. The state averages connection throughout, although some areas are much less connected than others. Recently, the reported average statewide speed for Washington was 60 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in Washington

When measuring the digital divide in Washington, the affordability and availability of public broadband must be taken into account. With this in mind, there are a total of 242 providers in the state. Although this is the case, there are 338,000 people in the state without access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. It should also be noted that there are 529,000 people who currently only have access to one provider, making it impossible for them to switch. Another 103,000 people in Washington have no wired internet provider at all where they live.

When it comes to broadband speeds, 94.6% of Washingtonians have access to wired broadband 25 Mbps or faster, while 92.8% have access to broadband 100 Mbps or faster. On the other hand, only 25.8% of Washingtonians have access to 1-gigabit broadband.

Best-Connected Cities

Kirkland came in 1st as the most connected town in the state. Not far behind were the towns of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, and Langley. 100% of the population in all five of these towns enjoy access to affordable broadband and have the option to choose any service.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the other hand, some of the worst connected towns in Washington were Ardenvoir, Manchester, Laurier, Hay, and Oysterville. None of these towns have access to affordable wired broadband and have limited choices for their services.

Governmental Initiatives

The government of Washington is working to improve its broadband infrastructure. The Community Economic Revitalization Board has been actively trying to improve local economic development in communities.

The Washington State Broadband Project has been awarded over $7 million in federal grants since the year 2011 for the Washington State Initiative. An additional $166 million was awarded to broadband initiatives to further connections throughout the state.

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
Aberdeen 99.4%
11 providers
Airway Heights 99.5%
14 providers
Allyn 99.5%
9 providers
Anacortes 99.2%
14 providers
Arlington 84.1%
14 providers
Auburn 99.3%
18 providers
Bainbridge Island 100.0%
13 providers
Battle Ground 92.8%
11 providers
Belfair 93.0%
12 providers
Bellevue 99.8%
21 providers
Bellingham 99.2%
16 providers
Benton City 68.6%
17 providers
Black Diamond 95.8%
10 providers
Blaine 88.1%
13 providers
Bonney Lake 99.6%
9 providers
Bothell 99.7%
16 providers
Bow 96.8%
12 providers
Bremerton 96.0%
17 providers
Brewster 11.2%
13 providers
Bridgeport 62.8%
9 providers
Brush Prairie 99.3%
11 providers
Buckley 98.6%
9 providers
Burbank 100.0%
14 providers
Burlington 96.9%
13 providers
Camano Island 98.6%
12 providers
Camas 99.4%
13 providers
Carnation 98.7%
10 providers
Cashmere 91.4%
10 providers
Castle Rock 93.5%
13 providers
Centralia 94.8%
16 providers
Chattaroy 65.8%
15 providers
Chehalis 85.2%
15 providers
Chelan 86.9%
14 providers
Cheney 79.9%
15 providers
Chewelah 100.0%
9 providers
Clarkston 97.5%
13 providers
Cle Elum 74.7%
12 providers
Clinton 100.0%
10 providers
Colbert 75.0%
16 providers
Colfax 71.7%
12 providers
College Place 100.0%
17 providers
Colville 100.0%
15 providers
Concrete 95.7%
9 providers
Connell 1.2%
14 providers
Coupeville 97.5%
13 providers
Custer 72.8%
11 providers
Davenport 95.1%
10 providers
Dayton 100.0%
12 providers
Deer Park 97.7%
14 providers
Dupont 100.0%
8 providers
Duvall 97.3%
11 providers
East Wenatchee 98.7%
12 providers
Eastsound 96.3%
12 providers
Eatonville 76.3%
10 providers
Edmonds 99.8%
14 providers
Elk 98.5%
16 providers
Ellensburg 97.8%
12 providers
Elma 92.1%
11 providers
Enumclaw 96.9%
9 providers
Ephrata 100.0%
15 providers
Everett 99.2%
17 providers
Everson 83.6%
11 providers
Fall City 98.4%
8 providers
Federal Way 99.3%
11 providers
Ferndale 93.4%
11 providers
Forks 58.2%
9 providers
Fox Island 99.7%
8 providers
Freeland 100.0%
10 providers
Friday Harbor 93.9%
10 providers
Gig Harbor 97.9%
13 providers
Gold Bar 89.5%
8 providers
Goldendale 12.0%
13 providers
Graham 99.4%
12 providers
Grandview 83.8%
13 providers
Granger 89.3%
13 providers
Granite Falls 92.2%
12 providers
Greenacres 96.5%
17 providers
Hoquiam 92.5%
12 providers
Issaquah 99.8%
14 providers
Kalama 95.3%
13 providers
Kelso 98.7%
14 providers
Kenmore 99.8%
11 providers
Kennewick 99.3%
20 providers
Kent 99.2%
18 providers
Kettle Falls 100.0%
11 providers
Kingston 99.4%
12 providers
Kirkland 99.9%
15 providers
La Center 83.2%
14 providers
La Conner 99.4%
10 providers
Lacey 99.4%
15 providers
Lake Stevens 99.0%
11 providers
Lakebay 97.9%
10 providers
Lakewood 98.9%
12 providers
Langley 100.0%
10 providers
Leavenworth 75.0%
11 providers
Liberty Lake 96.2%
14 providers
Long Beach 100.0%
11 providers
Longview 98.9%
12 providers
Lynden 92.6%
12 providers
Lynnwood 99.7%
19 providers
Mabton 80.4%
12 providers
Manson 90.8%
11 providers
Maple Falls 95.7%
9 providers
Maple Valley 99.2%
10 providers
Marysville 97.4%
15 providers
Mattawa 68.6%
11 providers
Mccleary 92.5%
10 providers
Mead 82.9%
15 providers
Medical Lake 76.0%
14 providers
Mercer Island 99.9%
13 providers
Milton 94.6%
8 providers
Monroe 94.5%
13 providers
Montesano 91.0%
10 providers
Moses Lake 100.0%
15 providers
Mount Vernon 94.2%
12 providers
Mountlake Terrace 100.0%
14 providers
Moxee 81.8%
12 providers
Mukilteo 99.9%
12 providers
Naches 44.4%
13 providers
Newman Lake 93.2%
12 providers
Newport 98.6%
13 providers
Nine Mile Falls 84.8%
14 providers
North Bend 98.5%
9 providers
Oak Harbor 98.5%
13 providers
Ocean Park 98.0%
10 providers
Ocean Shores 99.5%
10 providers
Okanogan 76.2%
10 providers
Olalla 100.0%
11 providers
Olympia 98.9%
17 providers
Omak 72.8%
13 providers
Onalaska 97.5%
12 providers
Oroville 62.1%
11 providers
Orting 97.9%
9 providers
Othello 72.8%
15 providers
Otis Orchards 99.9%
13 providers
Pacific 100.0%
8 providers
Pasco 96.7%
17 providers
Port Angeles 92.1%
9 providers
Port Hadlock 97.5%
11 providers
Port Ludlow 98.2%
9 providers
Port Orchard 99.5%
13 providers
Port Townsend 97.9%
9 providers
Poulsbo 98.4%
14 providers
Prosser 79.8%
16 providers
Pullman 89.5%
11 providers
Puyallup 99.9%
19 providers
Quincy 87.9%
18 providers
Rainier 99.2%
9 providers
Ravensdale 92.3%
8 providers
Raymond 79.1%
10 providers
Redmond 99.4%
15 providers
Renton 99.3%
17 providers
Republic 98.2%
10 providers
Richland 99.1%
21 providers
Ridgefield 98.1%
15 providers
Rochester 93.5%
10 providers
Roy 93.6%
11 providers
Royal City 9.3%
12 providers
Sammamish 100.0%
14 providers
Seabeck 98.3%
10 providers
Seattle 99.2%
28 providers
Sedro Woolley 94.0%
12 providers
Selah 99.8%
14 providers
Sequim 92.6%
12 providers
Shelton 96.7%
11 providers
Silverdale 94.5%
16 providers
Snohomish 98.8%
13 providers
Snoqualmie 95.3%
9 providers
Soap Lake 100.0%
12 providers
Spanaway 99.7%
9 providers
Spokane 97.5%
23 providers
Stanwood 92.3%
12 providers
Steilacoom 79.9%
8 providers
Stevenson 87.6%
11 providers
Sultan 95.6%
10 providers
Sumner 99.7%
14 providers
Sunnyside 90.5%
14 providers
Tacoma 98.6%
21 providers
Tenino 99.8%
11 providers
Toledo 99.9%
10 providers
Tonasket 43.9%
11 providers
Toppenish 74.7%
12 providers
University Place 99.9%
11 providers
Vancouver 99.5%
19 providers
Vashon 99.6%
11 providers
Veradale 99.6%
15 providers
Walla Walla 99.9%
18 providers
Wapato 59.4%
13 providers
Warden 28.0%
11 providers
Washougal 81.6%
10 providers
Wenatchee 98.8%
15 providers
West Richland 92.7%
16 providers
White Salmon 83.5%
14 providers
Winlock 44.8%
13 providers
Woodinville 99.6%
14 providers
Woodland 89.3%
15 providers
Yacolt 42.1%
9 providers
Yakima 94.9%
18 providers
Yelm 99.5%
10 providers
Zillah 60.0%
14 providers