Internet Providers in Chelan, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Chelan, WA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.84

Internet Access in Chelan, Washington

Chelan broadband coverage data on this page is derived from FCC Form 477 data submissions. Then, we ensure the data is cross-validated against privatized records. Since launching in 2014, we've crunched 4,765 rows of governmental and privatized data catalogues about broadband access in Chelan, Washington. Our researchers have hand-collected pricing data and terms on 160 Internet and bundle plans in Chelan. All download speed averages calculation is based on M-Labs user speed test records. Speed test datasets are a rough indicator of broadband quality, not indicative of exact performance available at residences around Chelan neighborhoods.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider for Chelan residents. The provider is available to close to one hundred percent of Chelan. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Chelan with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan listed by HughesNet in Chelan is 25 Mbps.

In terms of network tech in use Chelan, the most prevalent wired Internet technology options are DSL and Satellite, with 87.41% and close to one hundred percent respectively. Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet, because DSL sends data over phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all major Internet technologies.

Ziply Fiber provides an alternative to the primary providers. They offer 87 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 24 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only way to get Internet service for residents of Chelan. For example, fixed wireless providers like King Street Wireless can reach 1 Mbps or more using direct wireless hardware. There are 5 providers within city limits offering enterprise-level products and services like T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business listings above include all providers with business packages online, although some providers sell both residential and business Internet.

To summarize, the average Chelan resident has 4-5 options for residential broadband (exactly 4.28 in each census block), which is about normal compared to the US overall. Chelan is number 349th out of 444 communities in Washington in terms of Internet connectivity. Underserved blocks are relatively low, with only 800 stuck with one choice for Internet service. Click into the interactive map on the page below to explore data about Chelan.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Chelan with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Chelan is the 349th most connected city in Washington ahead of Entiat, but behind Manson, Orondo, Brewster, and Bridgeport.
  • The fastest zip code in Chelan for April 2021 is 98816. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Chelan, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Wave Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Wave G 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
LocalTel Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Ziply Fiber 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Chelan, Washington

  • Wave - Cable - 84.5% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Ziply Fiber - DSL - 87.4% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • LocalTel Communications - Fiber - 78.5% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Wave G - Fiber - 11.5% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chelan - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Chelan

Chelan Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Chelan is the 349th most connected city in Washington ahead of Entiat, but behind Manson, Orondo, Brewster, and Bridgeport.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Chelan County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Fiber Availability: 79% of people living in Chelan have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 86% of Chelan residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

As of this month, 98816 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Chelan.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Chelan County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Data Limits in Chelan

Internet providers have been moving to add data "plans" onto their consumer broadband plans in recent years. This trend holds true in the Chelan market, with common Internet choices such as Wave adding plans with data caps. This might not really matter for most Internet users, but it is liable to affect users who download or upload a large amount of 4K video. If you have concerns about staying under a set amount of data use, look for fiber in your area using the search bar at the top of this page. Fiber connections are usually more expensive. However, they can offer unlimited data use because the fiber cable doesn't have cable or DSL's bandwidth limitations.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Chelan

Provider Type Coverage Speed
LocalTel Communications Fiber 78.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 97.3%+ 1.0 Mbps
Wave Broadband Cable 84.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 87.4%+ 24 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fixed Wireless 61.7%+ 35 Mbps
Wave G Fiber 11.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
NCI Datacom Fixed Wireless 6.6%+ 400 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Fiber 100% 10,000 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fiber 16.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
LocalTel Communications Fixed Wireless 24.8%+ 60 Mbps
Wave Business Cable 21.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ziply Fiber DSL 23.5%+ 24 Mbps
NCI Datacom Fixed Wireless 10.1%+ 400 Mbps
Wave Business Fiber 2.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrotel Fiber 0.0%+ 5 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.0%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Chelan to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chelan 25.9 Mbps 9 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +389.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +93 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +90.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +101.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +101.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Chelan

LocalTel Communications - SkiFi Wireless Internet

I've had the SkiFi service for a little over a year. The service has been excellent. I do get the speed I'm paying for and their tech support is very responsive and always available when I need them....which hasn't been often.