Broadband Service in Washington

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INTERNET ACCESS 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

51.6

14th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

94.8%

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

92.0%

of Washingtonians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

11.9%

of Washingtonians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.3%

of Washingtonians have access to wireline service.

31.6%

of Washingtonians have access to fiber-optic service.

90.8%

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.

85.6%

of Washingtonians have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Washington

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Bainbridge Island87.8 MBPS12 Providers
2.Mercer Island81.7 MBPS17 Providers
3.Spanaway78.0 MBPS13 Providers
4.Bellevue77.5 MBPS23 Providers
5.North Bend77.0 MBPS10 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Washington

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast64.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum32.5 MBPS
CenturyLink29.9 MBPS
Frontier Communications24.7 MBPS
Startouch8.5 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 97.4% of Washingtonians.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 228 internet providers in Washington.
  • There are 370,000 people in Washington without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 501,000 people in Washington that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 120,000 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
Arlington81.3%14 providers
Auburn99.3%21 providers
Battle Ground91.3%14 providers
Bellevue99.6%23 providers
Bellingham99.1%16 providers
Bonney Lake99.3%12 providers
Bothell99.6%18 providers
Bremerton98.9%21 providers
Edmonds99.8%17 providers
Ellensburg92.8%12 providers
Everett99.2%21 providers
Federal Way99.0%18 providers
Gig Harbor96.9%17 providers
Issaquah99.5%18 providers
Kennewick99.6%19 providers
Kent99.0%21 providers
Kirkland99.9%17 providers
Lacey99.1%14 providers
Lake Stevens98.9%10 providers
Lakewood98.9%16 providers
Longview98.4%11 providers
Lynnwood99.7%19 providers
Maple Valley99.2%12 providers
Marysville92.9%19 providers
Moses Lake99.6%15 providers
Mount Vernon93.5%14 providers
Oak Harbor98.6%13 providers
Olympia98.6%19 providers
Pasco96.5%17 providers
Port Angeles89.2%13 providers
Port Orchard98.2%16 providers
Pullman83.9%13 providers
Puyallup99.9%25 providers
Redmond99.3%19 providers
Renton99.3%21 providers
Richland99.1%21 providers
Sammamish99.8%18 providers
Seattle98.7%30 providers
Shelton93.2%13 providers
Snohomish98.4%13 providers
Spanaway99.8%13 providers
Spokane97.3%26 providers
Tacoma98.2%24 providers
Vancouver99.5%28 providers
Walla Walla99.9%16 providers
Wenatchee98.8%13 providers
Woodinville99.3%19 providers
Yakima93.9%18 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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