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Broadband Service in Washington

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Washington

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

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95%
95% BROADBAND COVERAGE
7%
7% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

46.6

16th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

94.6%

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

92.8%

of Washingtonians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

25.9%

of Washingtonians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.6%

of Washingtonians have access to wireline service.

36.1%

of Washingtonians have access to fiber-optic service.

91.0%

of Washingtonians have access to cable service.

94.4%

of Washingtonians have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.9%

of Washingtonians have access to mobile broadband service.

34.3%

of Washingtonians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Washington

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Nine Mile Falls386.4 MBPS18 Providers
2.Waterville140.9 MBPS12 Providers
3.Mukilteo140.6 MBPS15 Providers
4.Pacific Beach116.9 MBPS10 Providers
5.Mercer Island110.4 MBPS15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Washington

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast63.3 MBPS
Wave Broadband58.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum38.6 MBPS
CenturyLink27.7 MBPS
Frontier Communications25.8 MBPS

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 97.7% of Washingtonians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 244 internet providers in Washington.
  • There are 332,000 people in Washington without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 368,000 people in Washington that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 102,000 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
Aberdeen98.9%14 providers
Airway Heights99.3%16 providers
Anacortes99.3%14 providers
Arlington82.1%15 providers
Auburn99.4%22 providers
Bainbridge Island100.0%13 providers
Battle Ground93.7%14 providers
Belfair88.4%14 providers
Bellevue99.6%24 providers
Bellingham99.1%17 providers
Benton City68.6%17 providers
Black Diamond95.2%11 providers
Blaine89.0%13 providers
Bonney Lake99.3%14 providers
Bothell99.6%20 providers
Bow84.7%13 providers
Bremerton96.2%20 providers
Brewster9.0%14 providers
Brush Prairie97.9%13 providers
Buckley98.5%12 providers
Burlington96.5%15 providers
Camano Island98.3%12 providers
Camas99.4%14 providers
Carnation96.2%13 providers
Cashmere91.4%11 providers
Castle Rock91.5%14 providers
Centralia94.5%17 providers
Chattaroy65.9%18 providers
Chehalis71.1%17 providers
Chelan83.6%16 providers
Cheney81.8%17 providers
Chewelah100.0%11 providers
Clarkston97.3%13 providers
Cle Elum61.5%14 providers
Clinton100.0%12 providers
Colbert75.3%17 providers
Colfax74.3%15 providers
College Place100.0%15 providers
Colville100.0%13 providers
Concrete90.4%11 providers
Connell7.0%14 providers
Coupeville96.5%14 providers
Davenport98.8%11 providers
Deer Park97.5%16 providers
Dupont100.0%10 providers
Duvall94.7%15 providers
East Wenatchee98.5%13 providers
Eatonville70.7%13 providers
Edmonds99.8%18 providers
Elk98.9%18 providers
Ellensburg92.9%13 providers
Elma74.2%13 providers
Enumclaw92.3%12 providers
Ephrata100.0%17 providers
Everett99.2%20 providers
Everson84.5%12 providers
Fall City95.3%12 providers
Federal Way99.0%16 providers
Ferndale91.4%12 providers
Forks52.8%10 providers
Freeland100.0%12 providers
Friday Harbor93.4%12 providers
Gig Harbor97.3%18 providers
Gold Bar89.5%10 providers
Goldendale0.0%15 providers
Graham99.0%15 providers
Grandview79.6%14 providers
Granger75.0%13 providers
Granite Falls90.5%13 providers
Greenacres96.8%17 providers
Hoquiam92.7%15 providers
Issaquah99.8%19 providers
Kalama91.4%12 providers
Kelso95.6%13 providers
Kenmore99.5%13 providers
Kennewick99.3%19 providers
Kent98.6%22 providers
Kettle Falls100.0%12 providers
Kingston95.6%12 providers
Kirkland99.9%18 providers
La Center84.6%17 providers
La Conner90.8%11 providers
Lacey99.1%15 providers
Lake Stevens98.9%11 providers
Lakebay94.0%14 providers
Lakewood99.0%16 providers
Langley100.0%12 providers
Leavenworth75.0%12 providers
Liberty Lake96.2%19 providers
Longview98.9%15 providers
Lynden92.6%13 providers
Lynnwood99.7%23 providers
Mabton72.2%13 providers
Maple Valley99.1%13 providers
Marysville96.3%18 providers
Mattawa65.0%12 providers
Mead85.3%17 providers
Medical Lake94.0%17 providers
Mercer Island99.9%15 providers
Milton94.6%12 providers
Monroe94.2%14 providers
Montesano91.2%12 providers
Moses Lake99.6%16 providers
Mount Vernon93.8%12 providers
Mountlake Terrace99.9%16 providers
Moxee82.1%14 providers
Mukilteo99.9%15 providers
Naches18.3%16 providers
Newman Lake93.2%14 providers
Newport98.6%13 providers
Nine Mile Falls91.2%18 providers
North Bend98.7%12 providers
Oak Harbor98.4%13 providers
Ocean Park98.0%12 providers
Ocean Shores99.4%11 providers
Okanogan76.2%11 providers
Olalla99.5%12 providers
Olympia99.0%20 providers
Omak73.2%13 providers
Onalaska39.8%12 providers
Oroville52.1%12 providers
Orting97.9%13 providers
Othello32.1%17 providers
Otis Orchards99.9%14 providers
Pacific100.0%12 providers
Pasco97.0%20 providers
Port Angeles90.4%13 providers
Port Ludlow97.9%11 providers
Port Orchard98.3%15 providers
Port Townsend97.4%11 providers
Poulsbo97.7%14 providers
Prosser63.6%17 providers
Pullman89.5%15 providers
Puyallup99.9%27 providers
Quincy79.8%19 providers
Rainier98.9%9 providers
Raymond79.0%10 providers
Redmond99.4%21 providers
Renton99.4%21 providers
Richland99.1%23 providers
Ridgefield97.6%17 providers
Rochester92.6%11 providers
Roy91.1%13 providers
Royal City7.9%14 providers
Sammamish99.8%18 providers
Seabeck94.9%11 providers
Seattle98.8%30 providers
Sedro Woolley91.4%13 providers
Selah97.4%14 providers
Sequim91.7%15 providers
Shelton95.4%14 providers
Silverdale94.8%18 providers
Snohomish98.5%14 providers
Snoqualmie95.9%14 providers
Soap Lake100.0%16 providers
Spanaway99.8%14 providers
Spokane97.7%26 providers
Stanwood89.5%13 providers
Steilacoom79.9%11 providers
Sultan95.9%11 providers
Sumner99.8%18 providers
Sunnyside81.7%14 providers
Tacoma98.2%29 providers
Tenino99.8%11 providers
Toledo99.9%11 providers
Tonasket41.4%14 providers
Toppenish74.7%13 providers
University Place99.9%15 providers
Vancouver99.5%23 providers
Vashon99.6%13 providers
Veradale99.8%19 providers
Walla Walla99.9%17 providers
Wapato56.5%15 providers
Warden8.2%14 providers
Washougal80.0%13 providers
Wenatchee98.8%14 providers
West Richland92.7%16 providers
White Salmon82.3%15 providers
Winlock23.2%14 providers
Woodinville99.3%18 providers
Woodland78.0%17 providers
Yacolt23.6%12 providers
Yakima94.6%19 providers
Yelm99.2%10 providers
Zillah60.0%14 providers
Last Updated on 10/16/2019.