Internet Providers in Bellingham, WA

Residential Internet Statistics for Bellingham, WA
Internet Service Providers: 10
Plans Start From: $19.95
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Bellingham, Washington:

Showing 1 to 12 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    86% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    86% Available
  • 2. Xfinity
    93.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    93.4% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    59.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    59.2% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Ziply Fiber
    8.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *115 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    8.5% Available
  • 7. 7. PogoZone
    79.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    79.9% Available
  • 8. 8. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave
    28.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    28.2% Available
  • 9. 9. Astound Broadband Powered by Wave
    5.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    5.3% Available
  • 10. 10. PogoZone
    3.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    3.3% Available
  • 11. 11. San Juan Cable Inc
    2.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    2.7% Available
  • 12. PogoZone
    1.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    1.8% Available
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Internet Access in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham features a total of 12 broadband providers marketing home service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 28 companies available locally, like PogoZone. (Some might be "doubles", since many companies list residential service and business services separately.)

The average home in Bellingham will find 3-4 providers at their location, or precisely 3.49 ISPs per census block. Only 2.24 percent of Bellingham residents are stuck with one option for home Internet.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Bellingham residents. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Bellingham. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Bellingham with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Bellingham is 25 megabits per second.

Taking a look at network tech with significant infrastructure built the city, the most widespread hardwired Internet technology options are DSL and Fiber (86.03 percent coverage) and Cable (93.42 percent coverage). TV corporations are where customers look for cable home Internet, thanks to the fact that they can re-purpose their pre-existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Bellingham subscribers to cable companies such as Xfinity overwhelmingly select cable thanks to the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)

Internet availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from governmental data and privatized datasets collected directly from ISPs. Statistics about speed averages is sourced via M-Labs. Our in-house market researchers have hand-validated price and service data for 418 Internet offerings within Bellingham as of 2022.

  • There are 19 internet providers in Bellingham with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Bellingham is the 49th most connected city in Washington ahead of Bow, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, and Custer.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bellingham, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 93.4%
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 28.2%
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 5.3%
PogoZone 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.8%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 86.0%
Ziply Fiber 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s 8.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 59.2%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
PogoZone 25 Mbps Cable 5m 27s 3.3%
San Juan Cable Inc 25 Mbps Cable 5m 27s 2.7%
2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Bellingham is the 49th most connected city in Washington ahead of Bow, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, and Custer.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 4,000 people in Whatcom County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 43% of people living in Bellingham have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Bellingham residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Whatcom County, approximately 13,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Bellingham to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bellingham 209.6 Mbps 15 $0.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +372.1 Mbps ) 22 ( +7 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -36.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -9.9 Mbps ) 20 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -7.4 Mbps ) 27 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -13.1 Mbps ) 11 ( -4 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )